practical and affordable legal and business advice in Vancouver, BC

better legal services for BC small business

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, experienced BC lawyer



Vancouver, BC
Mt Pleasant + Gastown