Taschina Ashmeade is an associate in the Banking & Specialty Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency Groups at Cassels. Taschina’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, which includes assisting clients with lending transactions and corporate reorganizations. Before joining Cassels as an associate, Taschina summered and articled at the firm. She also brings a decade of experience in the financial industry to clients.
Taschina graduated from the J.D. program at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. In law school, Taschina was actively involved in the Dalhousie community. She was committed to enriching student life as the Vice-President of Finance for the Dalhousie Law Students’ Society and Chair of the Dalhousie Black Law Students’ Association. Taschina also studied European law at Lund University in Sweden.
Prior to practising law, Taschina gained extensive experience in retail branch banking, notably, as an Assistant Branch Manager at a major financial institution. While at Bank of Montreal, Taschina received the Best of the Best designation for leading a non-performing branch to the top quartile in less than a year. Taschina is certified by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada as a Branch Compliance Officer and Mutual Funds Sales Representative. She is also an accredited lender in personal and commercial lending through Bank of Montreal.
Taschina graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in English from the University of Toronto.