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Stephen Kines

Stephen Kines (inducted 2009)

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Mr. Stephen Kines graduated from BCI in 1986 and is recognized for his contributions to the legal profession in the field of technology and telecommunications in Central Eastern Europe. While at BCI, Mr. Kines served as Student Council President, Vice President of the Key Club, and Key Club Governor General of Eastern Canada and the Caribbean. In 1994, Mr. Kines graduated concurrently with a Bachelor of Law from the University of Windsor and a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit. Mr Kines was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1996.

In 1998, Stephen was invited to join the management team of the Prague office of The Alliance of European Lawyers at which time he began the development of a telecom/information technology practice. After a merger with Linklaters (one of the top five global law firms) Mr. Kines became the manager of the practices of 25 lawyers in six countries in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2004, Stephen co-founded “kines” an independent law firm with offices in Prague and Silicon Valley and three years later was ranked by “Euromoney”as one of the top 25 Telecom/Media/Technology lawyers in the world.

Recently Stephen took on the role of Technology, Media and Telecommunications partner with the International Law firm, Bird and Bird. Stephen is the son of Valerie Kines of Brockville and currently resides in Prague in the Czech Republic with his wife and three children.

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