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Wolfgang Kaufmann is a senior trial lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. Since joining Daoust Vukovich LLP in 1997, Wolfgang's practice has focused on litigation and arbitration relating to commercial leasing, real estate, franchising, construction liens and bankruptcy re-organizations.

Wolfgang has extensive experience before the courts, conducting trials and arguing motions, applications and appeals. He has acted on many legal matters which have been reported in legal periodicals as having an impact on the law.

However, Wolfgang favours a results-oriented practical approach to resolving legal disputes that does not necessarily entail the expense of a trial before a judge. Experience in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other alternate dispute resolution methods allow him to offer clients innovative and creative solutions to legal problems.

Wolfgang is also an experienced arbitrator and mediator, to learn about his arbitration and mediation practice click here.

A member of the Ontario Bar since 1987, Wolfgang received his Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, from the University of Ottawa, (1985) and was awarded the Karam Greenspon award for "Outstanding Contribution to Student Legal Aid". His education is rounded out by a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto, Department of Political Economy (1978), and a Bachelor of Arts, York University, Department of Political Science (1975).

He is a regular contributor to continuing legal education programs, as both a speaker and writer, a member of ADR Institute of Ontario since 2007, and recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada.

Recognition & Awards


Wolfgang Kaufmann


P: (416) 597-3952

Melina Florez
Legal Assistant
P: 416-598-7053

At the University of Ottawa, Wolfgang was awarded the following:

  • Karam Greenspan award for "Outstanding Contribution to Student Legal Aid"


  • York University, B.A, Department of Political Science, 1975
  • University of Toronto, M.A, Department of Political Economy, 1978
  • University of Ottawa, LL.B, 1985