Ink LLP
Business Law Firm
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About INK

Experienced. Creative. Pragmatic.

 

Ink LLP is a business law firm that works with entrepreneurs, investors, and companies. We bring decades of experience in business and technology, and use that experience to craft pragmatic solutions to your most complex legal challenges. By partnering with your leadership team, we help you achieve business objectives and manage crises. Our practice strengths focus on business, finance and private equity, securities, and technology.

 
 
 

Meet the Team

 
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Managing Partner

Geoff Dittrich

Geoff works with entrepreneurs, start-ups and high growth companies in the areas of business, corporate finance and technology. He actively represents clients as outside general counsel in the areas of e-commerce, fintech, blockchain, artificial intelligence, agritech, wearables and hardware, telecommunications, consumer goods and electronics, aerial robotics (drones), software (including SAAS), VR/AR, medical and digital health tech, life sciences and data management.

With over a decade of experience in business and technology, beginning at BlackBerry, Geoff serves on the board of advisors for numerous emerging companies, is regularly engaged as a speaker in the areas of crowdfunding, corporate finance and technology law, and was a founding contributor to NACO’s Common Docs initiative aimed at establishing a national standard for startup financing.

Connect with Geoff

 

 
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GOVERNANCE & SECURITIES COUNSEL

David Kandestin

David advises early-stage companies, reporting issuers, and not for profits on securities, governance and general corporate matters. His legal experience is extensive and varied, having worked at national law firms, regional boutiques, a governance consultancy, and as in-house counsel for technology startups. David's approach emphasizes practical, risk-focused advice to help clients grow their business and thrive.

Born, educated and trained in Montreal, David hitched his wagons west in 2013. He speaks French and has travelled to more than 30 countries (top pick: Nepal).

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Associate lawyer

Samantha Bate

Samantha is a corporate and commercial lawyer. She advises entrepreneurs, start-ups and venture-backed companies throughout their growth.

She is an avid soccer player and volunteers her time with Big Sisters.

Connect with Samantha

 

 
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Associate lawyer

Ogi Balaban

Ogi is a corporate and commercial lawyer who advises start-ups and high growth companies. 

Outside the office he enjoys playing basketball, tennis and going to the gym. Ogi is fluent in Serbo-Croatian.

Connect with OGI

ogi@inkllp.com

 

 
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Associate lawyer

Jayne Rossworn

Jayne is a business and contract lawyer. She acts for major Crown corporations, universities, technology companies, non-profits and societies, and local businesses throughout the province. 

By drawing on her own entrepreneurial experiences, Jayne delivers legal solutions that reflect the practical realities of business. With a focus on contract law, she demonstrates creativity in her drafting, review, and negotiation of business agreements. She helps clients to pursue commercial opportunities while managing and mitigating risk. 

Jayne has spent time as a semi-professional mountain bike racer and is a mentor at the Kamloops Innovation Centre.

CONNECT WITH JAYNE

 

 
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Legal Assistant & Project manager

Judy Kieu

Judy wears too many hats to count. Chief among her roles and skills is relationship management with our clients. She actively seeks out ways to improve our client experiences and maintain excellence in our legal services.

Judy is fluent in Vietnamese.

 

 
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LAW STUDENT & ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE

Bing Wang

Prior to studying law, Bing was a pharmacist. He currently owns and operates two local pharmacies and is launching a health tech startup.

In his free time, he can be found traveling with his wife and dog, playing soccer and snowboarding.

 

 
 

Interested in joining Ink?

At Ink LLP, our people are our most important asset. That means, we don’t just hire to fill positions, and for the right person, we always have an opening. It also means, when someone joins our team, we are committed to taking care of them and supporting their growth.

If you’re interested in hearing more about what we’re doing, and what it would look like to be a part of it, send us a message and we’ll set up a time to meet.

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