legal and business advice for non-profits in BC

better legal services for non-profits

Start-up support

I can walk you through incorporation and preparing the right structure from the get-go.

Deal with disputes

Handling conflicts of interest. Dealing with difficult members. Preparing strongly worded letters. I’ll make sure legal problems are addressed effectively. 

Ongoing maintenance 

I can help you have better board and member meetings, to ensure everyone stays engaged and in compliance. 

Better engagements 

Don’t like hourly rates? Me neither.
Flat-fee engagements and creative fee models mean better aligned expectations and less surprises on invoices.

get legal peace of mind

I’m an experienced lawyer and advisor to businesses and non profits. 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.

Legal advice provided through David Kandestin Law Corporation.


client testimonials

Legal content development and marketing

“David develops legal content and advises us on our obligations under the Societies Act. He is key to helping us fulfill our mission to solve everyday legal problems for British Columbians.”
Learn about People’s Law School

Governance review and training

“David educated our students and board on proper legal governance. We would have been lost without him.”
Learn about student governance

General counsel and chief of staff support

“David scaled our start-up from 2 to 20 employees and prepared us for a stock exchange listing.”
Learn about Better Plant Sciences.

Ongoing, practical legal advice

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


Starting a non-profit is exciting. And so is running it, but there are things to keep in mind. I'll make sure you have the right legal documents and processes in place so you can get back to the fun stuff.



Vancouver, BC
Mt Pleasant + Downtown