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Our “Client-First” legal practice strategy that includes the deployment of an enhanced use of productivity technology tools to create a fully functional technology driven office environment that adds value to our client first oriented legal services. Specifically, the establishment of a functional technology operated office, which will translate into lower overhead costs for our clients and better services that focuses more attention on the client for optimized results.

From providing strategic advice on complex acquisitions and regulatory matters to guiding companies doing IPOs and subsequent offerings, McKöena Cannabis Group is able to leverage its unmatched experience in Canadian business law to assist our clients achieve their objectives in this rapidly expanding sector.

As one of Canada’s most active legal advisors in the sector, we have been at the forefront of the recent wave of cannabis industry transactions. In addition to advising on public and private business developments and other strategic transactions, we have worked on a large number of successful new businesses now engaged in Canada’s first cannabis-focused SPAC.

Our multidisciplinary team and industry partners has a deep bench of experience in the life science & healthcare industry and includes lawyers from our Intellectual Property and Employment & Labour practice groups, among others.

The team advises on supply agreements, joint venture arrangements, licensing agreements, regulatory matters, intellectual property matters, and other strategic initiatives. Clients include cannabis producers, investors, financiers, advisory firms, underwriters, agents, and pharmaceutical companies in Canada, the United States and around the world. This wealth of experience has given us an unparalleled understanding of the industry and enables us to work with clients to manage and minimize risk while achieving their business goals.



About Kashmeel McKöena

Maj. Kashmeel McKöena

Managing Partner  – CEO

Over 20 Years of Experience

Major Kashmeel McKöena (retired) is a recognized legal market strategist and management consultant to leaders of premier law firms and legal services providers worldwide. 

The digital revolution and the internet which is its medium has already turned almost every business on its head. The legal practice market is not an exception in this era of transformation and innovation.

Major (retd) McKöena has over 23 years of legal practice in non-traditional legal markets and  accumulated an in-depth market practice experience in the provision and management areas of law firm and legal services performance by providing direction on market strategy, marketing management, business development, Content creation and client retention. The result is a distinctive one-of-one legal market position and sustained competitive advantage culminating in greater market share, revenue and profits.

Major Kashmeel McKöena (retired) spent several years as a Military lawyer with the Office of Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Canadian Armed Forces. In 2012, Major (retd) McKöena retired from the JAG and entered private practice with McKöena Professional Law Corporation. Major (retd) McKöena is leading the evolution and innovative legal services and marketing at Canada Law Experts.

Major (retd) McKöena now primarily focuses on Business Management Consulting, In-House Consulting and Business Content Creation that provides innovative and practical solutions to clients in the legal practice market.

Major (retd) McKöena 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.

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