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Aubrey E Kauffman Toronto Lawyer

Aubrey E. Kauffman

Partner Fasken
Meritorious litigation claims are valuable assets, however cost and risk often discourage their pursuit.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1979
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Aubrey Kauffman’s practice is focused on advocacy matters related to domestic and cross-border bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

Aubrey is the 2019 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Murray Klein Award for Excellence in Insolvency Law. In addition, in  2019, he was named a Fellow of the prestigious Insolvency Institute of Canada after completing his 2nd term as a director.

A highly seasoned litigator and advisor, Aubrey has acted in many high-profile insolvency proceedings, advising a variety of stakeholders including court officers, debtors, directors and officers, creditors at all levels of the capital structure and government agencies.

Aubrey is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Course.

A certified specialist in Bankruptcy and Insolvency and Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Aubrey has been recognized by Chambers Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Who’s Who Legal.

  • Recognized nationwide in Restructuring/ Insolvency, Chambers Canada 2017 to 2021
  • Recognized nationwide in Canada in Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers Global 2014 to 2021
  • Recognized nationwide as Highly regarded in Restructuring and Insolvency, IFLR 1000 2014 to 2021
Chambers & Partners Publication name with laurels Chambers Canada Recognized nationwide in Restructuring/ Insolvency Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
IFLR 1000 Publication name with laurels IFLR 1000 Recognized nationwide as Highly regarded in Restructuring and Insolvency Recognized most recently in the 2021 edition of IFLR 1000
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  • ICD.D, Directors Education Program
  • LLB McGill University
  • BCL McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, 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
Article Cross-Border Group Filing: "COMI" in Canada Takes Shape (and Comes Full Circle) American Bankruptcy Institute International Committee Newsletter
Creative Tools for Unlocking the Value of Litigation Claims location location Toronto
Understanding Insolvency’s Effects on the U.S. and Canadian Supply Chain North American Retail Industry Credit Group location location Alexandria
Chapter 11 101 – An Overview of U.S. Restructurings with a Canadian Garnish 21st Annual Canadian Conference, International Energy Credit Association location location Banff


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