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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

Barrister & Public Notary

Over 20 Years of Experience

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 McKöena retired from the JAG and entered private practice with McKöena Professional Law Corporation.

Major McKöena now primarily focuses his legal practice on Small Business Development, In-House Consulting and the McKöena Cannabis Practice Group that provides innovative and practical solutions to clients in the cannabis industry.

Major 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.

Major McKöena also enrolled in the International Business and Law program at Queens University International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in England, UK and graduated with a certificate in International Business and Law (technology law business development).

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