October 26, 2018
Vanst Law Adds Environmental and Business Law Partner Elidia C. Dostal
San Diego, CA — Vanst Law, LLP has added Elidia C. Dostal as an additional partner since opening its virtual doors in Sept. 2018. Dostal provides outside general counsel services and is an environmental and land use attorney.
Dostal successfully ran her solo firm for the last eight years, advising clients on compliance with Federal and California law, including environmental compliance and remediation, land use, and general corporate matters.
She believes bringing her book of business to Vanst allows her to take her practice to the next level with more sophisticated technology and resources. “Joining Vanst allows me to continue providing the highest level of service, integrity, and value to my clients,” said Dostal.
Dostal is a Yale Law School graduate who developed her expertise in environmental and general business matters at Latham & Watkins LLP, one of the world’s premier big law firms, and served as Associate General Counsel Secondment for the San Diego Padres. Her prior career as an accountant and tax auditor provides a valuable perspective that informs her legal analysis.
At Vanst, all attorneys are partners with their own book of business. They set their own rates and decide when and how many hours they work. Attorneys in traditional firms often must work harder to pay for the firm’s large office space and personnel overhead. At Vanst, attorneys take home 70 percent of what they collect from clients, compared to the traditional 30 – 50 percent attorneys are paid at traditional firms. Additionally, there is no centralized office, which significantly cuts down overhead costs.
Cynthia Morgan-Reed, a San Diego land use attorney, launched Vanst to provide a firm where attorneys are treated equitably, paid what they are worth, and work in a culture that empowers them to do what they do best: practice exceptional law.
“I am thrilled Elidia is joining Vanst as one of our first additional partners,” said Morgan-Reed. “Her extensive legal expertise and stellar reputation complements Vanst’s commitment to providing exceptional legal service to clients in an environment that encourages attorneys to thrive.”
Vanst currently has attorneys in San Diego practicing in the areas of business and corporate law, land use law, lobbying, real estate law, and tax law. This modern law firm is seeking qualified California attorneys in the following areas of law: business and corporate, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, trust and estates, land use, and real estate. Vanst plans to expand its offerings throughout California and across the United States.