David H. Kauffman

De Grandpré Chait LLP

1000 de la Gauchetière St W, Suite 2900
Montréal, QC H3B 4W5
Phone: (514) 878-3217
Fax: (514) 878-5717
E-mail: dkauffman@dgclex.com

David H. Kauffman is one of the most recognized and experienced lawyers in transactions relating to construction, infrastructure and development projects. He has pleaded before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and courts of Québec. He is co-Counsel to the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada; principal author of Document 31 and other national engineering forms; an original founder, Fellow and past president of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers; former auxiliary Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Architecture of McGill University; and past national president, Construction Law Section, Canadian Bar Association. In 2015, he published The Construction Hypothec: Insights Into Québec Lien and Construction Law, an authoritative and comprehensive examination of the construction hypothec (which is similar to a construction lien in other jurisdictions) and related construction law matters in Québec. He has authored numerous other publications and is an editor of Construction Law Reports, a national review, since 1985. He is consistently named as a leading construction lawyer in legal repertories, including The Best Lawyers in Canada, International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers, Who's Who Legal Canada and Lexpert®.

Year Called to the Bar:1968 (QC)
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