Our PURPOSE

USING BUSINESS LAW AS A FORCE FOR GOOD!

People, Planet, Profit + Purpose

At Kickstart Law, we are a new kind of law firm for a changing world.

 

We believe that the practice and business of law can, and should, integrate the quadruple bottom line: "People, Planet, Profit and Purpose".   

 

Our quest is to embody B Lab's “Declaration of Interdependence,” which states:

  • That we must be the change we seek in the world.

  • That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.

  • That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.

  • To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.

Our team

DAWN A. DEANS

Manager of Risk & Opportunity

 

AKA: Cross Border Business & Trademark Lawyer

Dawn is driven to support business owners in solving their legal questions by finding practical options and outcomes. 

 

Since 2008, business clients have been hiring Dawn to advise them on the many and varied legal issues facing a business, from start up to wind down, and everything in between that might show up on the road to success. 

 

As a trustworthy advisor, Dawn’s acumen includes being a keen listener while giving practical and thorough legal advice on business and trademark matters. Dawn brings years of legal knowledge and business experience to the conversation, with the occasional dose of dark humor thrown in there somewhere.

Education:

  • LLB University of Calgary Law School

  • BSc - Biochemistry, University of Calgary

LICENSES & Certifications:

Member of Law Society of British Columbia

Member of Law Society of Alberta

Member of Washington State Bar Association

Member of American Bar Association - Business Section and Intellectual Property Section