Meena Deccan

Boardroom solutions prevent courtroom problems.

Meena grew up in Saskatchewan (North Battleford, and Saskatoon), where food-based hospitality had her considering conversion to Ukrainian. (That said, perogies are really just pan-fried samosas so we are all related in some way.)

Meena obtained her BComm at the University of Saskatchewan in marketing/finance, believing that marketing would be fun, and finance would get her a job. It turned out that finance was fun, and marketing got her a job with IBM Canada’s personal system division. (Math is cool!)

Meena worked for IBM Canada for three years (which is as long as a good LSAT score is valid) before returning to do her LLB/JD in common law at the University of Saskatchewan.

Meena lived and worked in British Columbia for many years, all the while longing to return to the food-based hospitality of the prairies. She found that opportunity after completing her LLM in law and technology) at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests ranged from the testamentary disposition of digital assets to how big data and loss of privacy endanger lives.

Meena believes that everything we do in the practice of law is about estate planning. We are either helping clients:

  • build families (family law, assisted reproduction),
  • build estates (real estate and corporate/commercial law), 
  • protect estates from depletion (criminal law, personal injuries law, family law, and tax law) or
  • match estates to families (wills, estates, and trusts).

Litigation avoidance is all about ensuring clients are having the difficult conversations with their friends, relatives, and trading partners, and documenting their agreements each step of the way and documenting those agreements as they happen. And that happens around a boardroom table (or coffee table), not in a courtroom.

When Meena is not hunting dopamine in the practice of law, she is walking her dog, pondering the nature of existence and other deep philosophies with her teenager, or lost in a good book with a cup of chai.

(Last Updated 24May08)

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