practical and affordable legal and business advice

I’m a business advisor that adds real value

Business law

Incorporation, employment, commercial agreements, raising capital — I take care of the fine legal bits, for both for- and non-profits.

Flat-fee engagements 

No hourly rates. No confusing (and expensive) bills. One monthly fee for all of your needs.

Outsourced chief of staff 

Good office cultures don’t just happen. I help to create and sustain open and collaborative workplaces. 

Meeting facilitation

There’s a reason people hate meetings. I make sure they’re focussed and efficient, from daily check-ins to day-long strategy sessions. 


a monthly subscription to peace of mind

There won’t be long reports with confusing recommendations. You won’t see an 80-slide PowerPoint on how to “maximize efficiencies”. And no three figure hourly rates either. 

I’m an experienced lawyer and business advisor. My advice is practical and hands on. You tell me what you need, and I get in the trenches with your management team to come up with solutions that fit. I’m always available for ongoing tweaks and follow-up calls and emails.


client snapshots

Legal content development and marketing

Solving everyday legal problems for British Columbians.
Learn about People’s Law School

General counsel and chief of staff support

Scaling a start-up from 2 to 20 employees and preparing them for a stock exchange listing.
Learn about Better Plant Sciences.

Governance review and training

Empowering a students’ association. 
Learn about student governance

Ongoing, practical legal advice

Helping a Vancouver, digital education start-up with all things business law (COMING SOON!)


Practice is an ongoing commitment. I won't just tell you how to solve your problems — that's the easy part. I'll show you how its done, and give you the tools to get things done on your own going forward.

David Kandestin, founder of practice wrks



Vancouver, BC
Mt Pleasant + Gastown