Veronica is a business lawyer with Ratcliff & Company LLP, in North Vancouver, with an emphasis on First Nations economic development work. Her practice spans most aspects of a business’s life, from initial set up, operational matters, licensing and brand protection, expansion, financing, and employee issues, all the way to estate planning, income splitting, and preparing a business for sale. Her clients include small to mid-sized businesses and professional practices, First Nations from around the province, and local, national, and international not-for profits. Veronica has a particular interest in working with women in business, and has worked for federal and provincial government agencies, and in private practice for many years. Veronica is currently on the executive of the National Women’s Lawyer’s Forum, and member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Children’s Law Committee. She has been an active participant in the WLF mentoring program, Access ProBono and SOGIC. Veronica has been Chair of the North Shore Women’s Centre, the North Shore Youth Justice and Family Court Committee, and on the executive of the Gifted Children’s Association, and Mothers of Multiples. Veronica is the mother of three teenagers and stays sane by keeping active as an avid runner and member of Vancouver Frontrunners, cyclist, swimmer, snowshoer and very frequent user of the fantastic North Shore trails.