• LLB, 1977
    McGill University
  • BCL, 1976
    McGill University
  • ICD.D, Directors Education Program, 2015

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

Aubrey E. Kauffman

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Aubrey is the past Chair of the Toronto Insolvency and Restructuring Group.  He is a director of the prestigious Insolvency Institute of Canada and a past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association - Insolvency Section. Aubrey is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Aubrey’s practice focuses on advocacy matters related to domestic and cross border bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring proceedings.  Aubrey has acted in many high profile insolvency proceedings representing a wide gamut of stakeholders including court officers, debtors, directors and officers, creditors at all levels of the capital structure and government agencies.

Aubrey is certified as a specialist in both Bankruptcy and Insolvency and Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is recognized in the insolvency and restructuring area by several rating agencies including Lexpert, Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global: Canada, and Who’s Who Legal.

Honours and Awards

  • Banchmark Canada 2017 as "Litigation Star" in Insolvency in Ontario
  • Lexpert 2016 Guide to the Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2010-2017 for Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Insolvency Litigation
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015-2017 for Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Financial Restructuring
  • Lexpert 2014 Guide to the Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Legal 500 Canada 2015 & 2016 for Restructuring and Insolvency
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Law Firm Rankings guide 2014-2017 for Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Benchmark Litigation 2014 as "local litigation star" in Ontario and "litigation star" for insolvency in Canada 
  • Who's Who Legal 2011-2016 for Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Chambers Global 2010, 2014-2017 for Restructuring/Insolvency in Canada
  • Chambers Canada 2017-2018 for Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2006-2018 for Insolvency & Financial Restructuring
  • Practical Law Company 2009 for Restructuring and Insolvency (Canada)


  • Director, Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Ontario Bar Association - Insolvency Section
  • Member, INSOL
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association (Toronto branch)
  • Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D, July 2015
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016-2017 academic year