Our Lawyers


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

Connie has been a lawyer in Saskatoon for over twenty years.  She assists clients with wills and estate planning, estate administration guardianship, and competency matters and real estate transactions.  She facilitates dispute resolution in family and estate matters and also provides assistance to small businesses for both start up and operating issues.

Connie 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.

Connie has chaired the Taxation, Wills and Trusts section and the Alternative Dispute Resolution north sections of the Canadian Bar Association for Saskatchewan.  She has served on many community boards including Family Service Saskatoon, local community school organizations, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and the Elizabeth Fry Society.


Hannah Zip 

Hannah graduated from the College of Law in 2007.  Her main areas of practice include wills and estate planning, adult guardianship applications, family law and real estate.

Hannah is a certified collaborative law practitioner and strongly believes that obtaining what is in the best legal and personal interests of the client can be reached through amicable and cooperative means in a collaborative setting.

Hannah is chair of the Wills, Estates and Elder north section of the Canadian Bar Association for Saskatchewan and is involved with strategic planning and legal education in those areas of the law at the national level.


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

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.

Candace has volunteered for numerous community organizations, including acting as a student advocate at CLASSIC, and as Chair for the USSU Childcare Centre. She has volunteered her time to present to the public in the areas of estate planning and tenants’ rights.

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.