Kashmeel McKöena, Esq.
Kashmeel McKöena is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2000, a media management consultant and a passionate community development advocate.
Kashmeel recently retired as a Major with the Canadian Forces Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG), attended York University where he studied political science and mass communication. He later enrolled in Queens University Law School in 1995 and graduated with the Law class of ’98.
In 2007, Kashmeel also enrolled in the International Business and Law program at Queens University Bader International Study Centre in England, UK and graduated with a certificate in International Business and Law (technology law business development).
Upon graduation from Queens Law, Kashmeel accepted and completed his legal articles with a major Bay Street law firm in Toronto. During his legal articles, Kashmeel spend considerable emphasis on high technology law and business development transactions. Kashmeel was called to the Ontario Bar in 2000.
In July 2000, Kashmeel was retained as an in-house counsel on a contract project with Ascom AG – a technology design and development firm in Switzerland. During his tenure at Ascom AG, Kashmeel was involved in the general review of Ascom AG applicable research and technology (AR&T)’s patents and trademarks with regards to internal re-organization of products & solutions offered to customers. Working closely with Ascom AR&T technology engineers involved in product & solutions development to define specific product content and IP related matters for licensing business.
Kashmeel also liaised with Ascom’s AR&T marketing department to devise Ascom’s 3G/UMTS IP business strategy and implementation in anticipation of the European deployment of 3G network operations and service in 2001. Kashmeel initiated the re-organization of Ascom AR&T Website contents through proposals that were aimed at making Ascom AR&T products more focused and effective to potential partners/customers.
Kashmeel has participated as a delegate and guest speaker at several law seminars and information technology development & marketing conferences, including a keynote speaker at the “IP 2000 Europe – System on CHIP for a connected World” held in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ascom AR&T 2001 Conference – “Business Opportunities for UMTS” held in Hoechenschwand, Germany
Kashmeel returned to Canada in 2001 upon the completion of his contract with Ascom AG and was briefly retained by the Ministry of Finance as Legal Counsel. During his tenure at the Ministry of Finance, Kashmeel’s primary tasks included negotiating and drafting legislation, legal research and commentary related to changes assessment, property tax and municipal law.
Kashmeel joined the Canadian Forces in 2003 as practicing military lawyer with the Office of the JAG Headquarters in Ottawa, Kashmeel participated in several military law & training assignments; including acting as the legal advisor to the Canadian Forces Grievance Authority and the training of Law Of Armed Conflict to members of the Canadian Forces.
Kashmeel retired from the Canadian Forces JAG at the rank of Major and join McKöena Law Professional Corporation where he continues his legal practice as a passionate advocate for his clients when it matters the most.