Jeffrey Kahane, BA (UWO), BEd (U of C), LLB (U of C) graduated from law school in 2000 having been on the Dean’s List, winning the “Silver Medal” and various other awards and has been practicing in Calgary since. After articling and working in the legal department of Canadian Pacific Limited (the former parent corporation of CP Rail, CP Hotels, Fording and CP Ships) he worked for Ernst & Young’s affiliate law firm Donahue, Ernst & Young where, amongst other areas of law, he worked on major ($300M ) real estate transactions. Mr. Kahane’s entrepreneurial spirit eventually won out and he opened Kahane Law Office in 2004. Through high standards and excellence in customer service, Kahane Law Office has seen tremendous growth in a relatively short time frame. Providing legal assistance on as many as almost 300 real estate transactions in a single month, Kahane Law Office has been responsible for well over a billion dollars worth of transactions.
Mr. Kahane is the father of two children and enjoys bringing his warm, caring, and personable approach he has for his family into the practice of law. He also regularly volunteers his time, leadership and teaching skills to many educational institutions, community enhancement organizations and family and child service organizations. His ongoing support to the community also includes his entry into fundraising runs, walks and biking events throughout the year.
Mr. Kahane’s great personal commitment to his community was recognized by the province of Alberta when he was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal. This recognition is conferred upon individuals who have made significant contributions to their community and society through leadership, volunteerism and community involvement. It recognizes and honours the outstanding achievements of Albertans who have gone to great lengths to make their province a better place to live, work and do business.
In addition to his community involvement, Mr. Kahane has also been recognized for his business leadership by a number of organizations. He was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and most recently was featured in Business in Calgary magazine’s Leaders of Tomorrow. Calgary Inc. magazine also identified Kahane Law Office as one of the best places to work in Calgary.