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OBA set to honour two lawyers for expertise in real estate, insolvency law

Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 2:05 PM | By John Chunn


The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) will honour two lawyers at separate ceremonies next week.

The first to be feted will be Minden Gross LLP partner Steven Pearlstein, who was selected by his peers and the OBA as the recipient of the 2019 Award of Excellence in real estate law to be given out on June 17.

On June 19, the OBA’s Insolvency Law Section will honour Fasken partner Aubrey E. Kauffman with the 2019 OBA Murray Klein Award of Excellence in insolvency law.

According to the Minden Gross’s press release, the award recognizes Pearlstein’s leadership and contributions to the practice of real estate law in Ontario.

Pearlstein will receive the award at the OBA Conference Centre in Toronto. More information here. He is the second member of the firm to win the Award of Excellence in real estate, after Reuben Rosenblatt.

Past chair of the Toronto office’s insolvency and restructuring group, Kauffman has completed his two terms as a director of the prestigious Insolvency Institute of Canada and is a past chair of the OBA's Insolvency Section.

He is also an adjunct professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches the bankruptcy and insolvency course.

Kauffman will be honoured at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto. The OBA's Insolvency Section will hold its annual meeting at this event.

More information here.