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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.

  • Benchmark 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
  • Legal 500 Canada 2018 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 for Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2006-2018 for Insolvency & Financial Restructuring
  • Practical Law Company 2009 for Restructuring and Insolvency (Canada)


  • 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 location location Alexandria
Chapter 11 101 – An Overview of U.S. Restructurings with a Canadian Garnish location location Banff


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