As a business partner and lawyer, my clients appreciate my ability to find practical and affordable solutions that support their business goals.
Sandra has more than 30 years’ business and legal experience, gained first in private practice with a law firm, and then as in-house counsel with a global provider of access solutions.
Sandra’s versatility enables her to collaborate with clients in the manufacturing and technology sectors, as well as in sales and marketing of products and services. With her business acumen and in-depth legal knowledge, Sandra quickly assesses risks, identifies opportunities, and implements solutions tailored to her clients’ needs.
Sandra joined Unican Security Systems, a worldwide manufacturer of key fobs and key machines, as Director, Legal Affairs in 1999. The company was acquired in 2001 by the Swiss-based Kaba Group, which merged with the Dorma Group, and became the Dormakaba Group in 2016, specialized in providing global access solutions.
While at the Kaba Group, Sandra held the position of General Counsel, Americas for over 12 years and was then promoted to Vice President, Associate General Counsel in 2013.
From 2019 to 2022, Sandra held the position of Vice-President, General Counsel, Digital Technologies, and then as General Counsel, Innovations and Solutions, where, in addition to her day-to-day responsibilities which included the preparation, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts of all types, she built and mentored a legal team specialized in digital technologies.
Over the years, Sandra has also held the position of corporate secretary for several company affiliates within the Dormakaba Group in North America.
Before 1999, Sandra practised as a general commercial practitioner and litigator in private practice for the firm Heller, Normand. She was responsible for a variety of matters related to commercial, corporate, bankruptcy and insolvency, and intellectual property law.