Our Lawyers

Is my will valid? Is it up to date? What happens if I don't have a will? Who should I name as my executor?

I need to appoint a power of attorney. Who should I name? Can I name more than one person?

My relative or friend needs a guardian. What does it mean to be a guardian or co-decision-maker for an adult?

What is a fair divorce? Do I have to go to court? What will a judge decide if my spouse and I can't agree?

Can our divorce be smart and efficient?

I am afraid of what I can lose in divorce. Life is full of questions. We have answers.

Holly Ann Knott, Q.C.

Holly Ann has over 35 years of legal experience.  She works proactively with her clients assisting them with wills, estate planning and estate administration (including probate), real estate transactions, adoptions, same sex and common law co-habitation agreements, divorce and other family law issues.

Holly Ann is a collaboratively trained lawyer who seeks solutions for her clients that are as efficient, stress free and cost effective as possible.   She will work with you to keep you out of court, if possible.

Early in her career, she developed and established the Unified Family Court in Saskatoon (precursor to the current Family Law Division).

At numerous public and professional forums, Holly Ann has presented on legal matters relating to seniors, children, custody, & support, wills, estates, probate, mental health, divorce and family property division.

Holly Ann is a leader in her profession and community.  She has chaired the Family Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution north section of the Canadian Bar Association for Saskatchewan.  She served for many years as a trustee of the Mendel Art Gallery and as the Chair from 1999 to 2003.  She has also served in the Senate of the University of Saskatchewan and on the Executive of the Saskatoon Women’s Network.

Connie den Hollander

With over 25 years as a lawyer in Saskatoon, Connie is a skilled and practical advisor, supporting clients to navigate legal matters with ease in Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Small Business matters. Whether it is advising an executor, preparing wills, assisting with a real estate transaction or advising on a business startup, she knows that responding promptly and directly with her clients is important and she makes the needs of her clients a priority.

Connie is an experienced lawyer, negotiator and dispute resolution specialist in Separation, Divorce and Custody disputes as well as Estates and Family Business disputes. She is a collaboratively certified practitioner, has served as President of Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is passionate in her desire to assist clients to resolve conflict in a respectful and cost effective manner. She knows it is important to her clients to have a strong advocacy and good advice to ensure their needs are met in fair settlements.

Connie has been recognized by Canada's Lexpert peer surveys as one of Canada's Leading Practitioners in the area of Family Law.

Alana Wakula 

Alana has been focusing on providing clients with a perspective not generally provided by many lawyers, a focus on the human side of law. To Alana, this means treating her clients first and foremost as people, not commodities. Alana practices in the areas of family law, wills and estates, and residential real estate. She is adept at helping her clients find solutions, not playing games, but she’s not afraid to stand up for a client’s rights either. To this end, Alana excels at helping her clients understand their legal rights and responsibilities as well as providing guidance to her clients on what their best course of action might be in what can sometimes be an emotional or turbulent time in their lives. Alana is an experienced and compassionate lawyer who works hard to keep her clients best interests in mind in every transaction. Alana’s clients know that she understands their concerns, and that she is there when needed.

Originally from Calgary where she obtained a degree in political science from the University of Calgary, Alana Wakula came to Saskatoon as a single mother with her young son to study law, earning her LL. B from the University of Saskatchewan in 2009. Following a year of articles with the Swift Current office of Legal Aid Saskatchewan, Alana joined the Saskatchewan Bar in 2010, and began practicing law in Saskatoon with a view to making Saskatchewan her new home.

Candace K. Guist, B.A., J.D.

When you are faced with a legal problem or family dispute, you need good advice so you can make decisions that are right for you and your family. Candace believes that maintaining positive and respectful relationships is important when exploring options for legal resolution. A legal dispute can divide parents, siblings and friends, but it doesn't have to. Candace is committed to helping you to reach a positive result through informed decision making.

Candace has volunteered for numerous community organizations, including serving as a director of the Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre, and acting as a student advocate at CLASSIC. She has also volunteered her time to present to the public in the areas of estate planning and tenants' rights, and provides legal advice at pro bono clinics.

Candace began her legal career in private practice with Knott den Hollander following graduation from the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan in 2014. Her main areas of practice include family law, wills and estate planning, estate administration, adult guardianship and real estate. Candace is also certified as a collaborative lawyer.