About Krista Vaartnou
Krista’s practice focuses on advising charities and not-for-profit organizations, and trust and estate planning.
Krista provides a broad range of services to not-for-profit and charity clients, including: incorporating and obtaining registered charitable status, extra-provincial registration, various regulatory compliance matters, advising in respect of corporate governance issues, director and officer liability, risk management and insurance, gifting agreements and endowments.
Krista also practices in the area of estate planning. Her practice includes wills, trusts, powers of attorney, representation agreements and charitable gift planning. Krista works with clients to develop appropriate planning strategies to meet unique client needs.
Krista earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 2010. She then completed a Master of Arts degree in Modern European History at the University of Calgary in 2013 before entering law school. Krista earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary in 2016, and articled with a multi-national law firm in Calgary before returning to the West Coast. She was admitted to the Alberta Bar and the British Columbia Bar in 2017.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Krista worked for not-for-profit organizations, public institutions, and a private family foundation.
Krista has experience advising federal not-for-profit corporations, British Columbia societies, community foundations, private foundations and charitable organizations.
Krista regularly works with high-net-worth individuals and couples to assist with estate planning, trusts and charitable giving.