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Originally operating under the name KIIAC LLC, KMStandards has grown, evolved, and advanced since taking root in 2008. Throughout the changes, however, our core goal remains the same: develop and deliver cutting-edge technology to provide law firms and corporate counsel innovative tools to make work more effective and the bottom line more profitable.
Once launched, KIIAC had an immediate impact on the industry. A 'who's who' list of North America's largest law firms and corporate counsel soon recognized the value of our ground-breaking technology. KIIAC began changing the way law was done. Since then we've changed our name, but the accolades, honors and awards have continued to roll in. And as our client list has grown, so has our list of partners, our base, and our horizon.
We are proud of the difference KMStandards has already made. But there is much more to do. Join us as we revolutionize the way contracts are created.Back to Top
Kingsley has been at the forefront of technology innovation in the legal practice. He has 30 years of experience in practice of law, software design and development, strategy and management. In 2012, Kingsley was recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel. In 2013, he was honored as one of the Fastcase 50; an Innovator by Law Technology News; and a national Law Journal Trailblazer and Pioneer.
Kingsley developed some of the first document assembly systems. He taught himself the C computer language and automated his tax practice. Later, Kingsley was one of the leading innovators in developing the theory and practice of knowledge management. He wrote the Knowledge Management Workbook.
Now Kingsley has created a new discipline called contract analysis and has developed software capable of automatically analyzing legal agreements and creating contract standards.
Kingsley has law degrees from Oxford University and Harvard Law School.
John has practiced law for over 35 years and been engaged in knowledge management for more than 15 years, first as Director of KM at McCarthy Tetrault and then as Director of Practice Support at Cassels Brock. Before entering the KM field, John had been a banking associate at a large Canadian firm and then spent 15 years in-house with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, one of Canada's Top Five banks. With a law degree from the University of Toronto, he also holds a Master's degree from the Sorbonne in Paris in French corporate and commercial law.
John is a frequent speaker and writer on issues of knowledge management and legal drafting, He has spoken at conferences of ILTA (International Legal Technology), the Ark Group, and the Canadian Bar Association. He also writes a regular blog on legal technology issues for Slaw.
In his spare time, John plays piano in the Under the Stairs jazz quartet and also plays cello with the Recorder Players Society and the Toronto Early Music Players Organization (TEMPO).
With almost 30 years of technology industry experience, our VP of Sales, Kent Caseman has been there, sold that. And, he happily climbed on board the first moment he met our software, recognizing the value of the technology. Kent is our guy for leading and driving our direct sales across the US and he is your guy if you are interested in learning more about how KMStandards can make a difference for your law firm or corporate counsel.
Prior to KMstandards, Kent was SVP Sales for Business Integrity. Kent has also sold internet security/encryption solutions with Tumbleweed, nCircle, and Xcert (now RSA). He also has extensive experience in the electronic payment and insurance technology industries.
Kent has a BA degree from West Liberty State University and an MA from Central Michigan University.
As VP of Client Services at KMstandards, Alex manages our extensive legal database and ensures that our client's needs are met and exceeded. Although your firm might be primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, let's say a draft employment agreement winds up on your desk. Alex is there to help. Alex is our 'soup to nuts' man, but his specialty is making our clients happy.
He knows his way around a contract or two: Prior to joining KMstandards, Alex worked at the Association of Corporate Counsel, where he was integral in the development of the ACC Contract Advisor. He also clerked with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, reviewing and drafting complex loan guarantee agreements between the U.S. Government and private investors.
Alex received his JD degree from the American University Washington College of Law.
"At Bridgeway, we have always been focused on intelligent systems that make our clients' work more efficient and effective. The KM software provides our clients the tools and services to achieve that goal. Through KM, a five-hour contract review is reduced to minutes simply by 'benchmarking' the contract being reviewed to a reference standard, highlighting the non-conforming clauses, recommending more appropriate conforming clauses, and, most importantly, identifying critical clauses absent from the document. That's value delivery for our customers."
--Patrick O'Donnell, CEO Bridgeway Software, Inc.
"What this means is we now will have Standards with a capital "S" in the legal market. These standards come from documents actually being used on the market, not what some small group of people think should be used. These standards will be knowledge that hasn't previously existed...a qualitative leap in the type of technology used by lawyers. More importantly, it is technology with a direct impact on profitability."
--3 Geeks and a Law Blog
"Through the KM system, we will be able to further our core practice areas of corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance, tax, intellectual property, real estate, international business and government relations efficiently and effectively. The software also allows us to understand the quality of their current documents and to measure the improvement in the quality of drafting."
-- John Gillies, Director of Practice Support, Cassels Brock & Blackwell, LLP