practical and affordable legal and business advice

Risk-focussed legal advice in BC

Small business and non-profits

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

Flat-fee engagements 

Don’t like hourly rates? Me neither. No confusing (and expensive) bills. We can also consider a monthly subscription for all of your legal 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. 


get legal peace of mind

I’m an experienced lawyer and business advisor. My advice is practical and hands on. I identify the risks and tell you how likely they are to happen. I then prepare the right legal and policy documents to make sure you’re protected.

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!)


I won't just tell you how to solve your legal problems — that's the easy part. I'll tell you what risks to look out for and how much you should spend to avoid them.

David Kandestin, founder of practice wrks



Vancouver, BC
Mt Pleasant + Gastown