Vanst is a virtual law firm that is a model disrupter. Our model provides a humane culture for attorneys to work and thrive. And it serves clients better with competitive rates and more efficient services. Come experience Vanst.
From business formation matters to business advisory services, Vanst has the experience and knowledge to help your business get through the most difficult legal situations.Find Out More
Vanst helps clients navigate complex issues to overcome difficult regulatory and political challenges. Our experience and expertise offers certainty throughout the development process.Find Out More
Vanst’s attorneys thoroughly assess the best litigation strategy for each client’s situation and implement the strategy with understanding and compassion.Find Out More
Land use and development activities require governmental approvals. Vanst is a great partner in the lobbying process because we know how government works.Find Out More
Whether you are an infill developer purchasing one lot, or a multi-family developer purchasing acres of land, Vanst can effectively navigate, negotiate, and implement the numerous real estate agreements needed.Find Out More
Navigating business tax law is time consuming and can be extremely confusing. Vanst Law can make your tax matters as simple as possible with our experienced tax attorneys.Find Out More
Clients in the healthcare and the life sciences fields rely on Vanst attorneys’ extensive legal expertise to navigate complex matters and achieve success while mitigating risk.Find Out More
At Vanst, we talk a lot about how much our attorneys love working virtually.
Our clients also love the virtual business model. For example, a new client was reluctant to hire a Vanst Partner after only speaking with them on the phone. The client literally wanted to shake the Partner’s hand first. So the Partner drove to the client’s office, shook his hand and picked up the retainer check for the new matter. The client was thrilled that he didn’t have to get in his car, drive to a law office, and look for parking; all of which would have eaten up a considerable amount of his day. Stories like this are why Vanst’s virtual model is a win-win for everyone.
Cost savings are passed on to the client. Working in a virtual law firm means decreased personnel and no physical office costs. This gives Vanst Partners the ability to provide lower billable rates than traditional law firms.
Attorneys are more accessible to clients. Because our attorneys work from home or co-working spaces, they are able to meet clients where it’s convenient for them. Our attorneys are more flexible, accessible, and more relatable.
Each attorney is a Partner maintaining their own book of business. This model benefit clients because there are no hourly minimums unilaterally imposed on Vanst Partners by the firm. Our Partners are nimble and empowered to make the best decisions for the client.
Technology and virtual law efficiencies allow attorneys to focus their time on practicing law, not administrative tasks. Our attorneys are given the tools to do what they enjoy most: practice law and be advocates for their clients.
Founder and CEO
Cynthia Morgan-Reed went to law school to be a different kind of lawyer. Initially she wanted to practice public interest law and save the world. Instead, after many law firm experiences where she earned her right to call herself a survivor, she decided to change the culture; one attorney at a time. She launched Vanst because she knows that every attorney has the right to live a meaningful life and practice law. And every attorney deserves to be paid what they are worth.
Partner and COO
It doesn’t matter the issue: audits, collections, appeals, international disclosures, grumpy people— Allison enjoys fixing problems. Most clients that she takes care of have a stressful issue and they need help to understand it and get a quick resolution.
Filing and trying lawsuits is stressful and expensive. As a litigation and trial lawyer, Jacqueline S. Vinaccia approaches all of her cases with the strength and tenacity of a seasoned litigator. And guides her clients through the process with empathy and compassion. Jacqueline’s expertise in civil litigation and as a legal fee auditing expert makes her the perfect trial attorney for her clients to achieve high quality representation at efficient cost.
Elidia C. Dostal is a Yale Law School graduate with over 15 years of experience handling complex environmental, land use, and business matters. Her broad range of experience provides a unique perspective that helps her clients achieve their business goals with an eye toward avoiding future liabilities. Elidia is invested in the success of her clients’ businesses and in providing clear, concise, and timely legal advice.
Amanda Abbott draws upon her prior experiences as a nurse, litigator, and in-house corporate counsel to provide uniquely pragmatic yet comprehensive legal services and strategic guidance to clients. She excels at structuring transactions that establish symbiotic business and research relationships for healthcare providers and biotech companies.
Andrea Contreras Rosati is a San Diego attorney specializing in land use and real estate law. She has worked extensively with municipal, county and federal agencies, as well as the Port of San Diego. Her unique background allows her to provide comprehensive legal services to her clients and distinguishing her from other land use attorneys.
Vanst Law believes the best way to practice law is with happy attorneys. Attorneys that are happy in their career are more solution oriented, productive and focused. And who doesn’t love being around a happy, positive person? Part of the reason we are so happy is that Vanst allows attorneys to practice where they want, when they want. We operate virtually: no long commutes to an office, no face time, no office politics. We lower our carbon footprint and increase our impact.
Our attorneys love what they do and are successful doing it. All of our attorneys are partners with years of experience and clients they are dedicated to serving. Vanst’s virtual platform provides the means to service our clients more efficiently, at less cost, and with more flexibility. Our modern, virtual approach drastically cuts down the overhead costs normally spent on office space, paper files, cavernous lobbies and administration: cost savings that can be passed on to the client through lower billable rates.
"Allison is an incredibly talented attorney with an unparalleled work ethic. She is responsive, knowledgeable, and a staunch advocate on behalf of her clients. Not only is she a rockstar attorney, but she's also a wonderful person. I highly recommend her services.
- Samantha Prince
"As general counsel for a small company, I oversee matters that we regularly refer out to Jacquie on behalf of our clients and cases on which she directly represents my company. We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship for several years, and I have great confidence in Jacquie's legal knowledge, as well as her abilities to advocate, negotiate and ultimately obtain consistently excellent results on her cases.
- J. Albert Garcia General Counsel for Allied Trustee Services
"I highly recommend Elidia for any general counsel or business that is looking for top notch outside counsel to handle a wide array of matters. I have worked directly with Elidia for the last several months and have been thoroughly impressed by her legal skills and ability to handle a wide range of matters.
- Erik Greupner, President of Business Operations for San Diego Padres