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Aubrey Kauffman

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.

Past Chair of the Toronto office’s Insolvency and Restructuring Group, Aubrey is the director of the prestigious Insolvency Institute of Canada and past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association - Insolvency Section.

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

Acting in many high-profile insolvency proceedings, Aubrey has advised a variety of stakeholders including court officers, debtors, directors and officers, creditors at all levels of the capital structure and government agencies.

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 for Restructuring and Insolvency, The Legal 500 Canada 2018 to 2019
  • Recognized for Restructuring/ Insolvency (Canada), Chambers Canada 2017 to 2019
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Law Firm Ranking Guide As "Highly Regarded" for Restructuring and Insolvency, IFLR 1000 2014 to 2019
2018 to 2019 The Legal 500 Canada Recognized for Restructuring and Insolvency
2017 to 2019 Chambers Canada Recognized for Restructuring/ Insolvency (Canada) Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
2014 to 2019 IFLR 1000 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Law Firm Ranking Guide As "Highly Regarded" for Restructuring and Insolvency


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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 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
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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