Jacob Kaufman is a partner at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP. Prior to joining de VRIES LITIGATION LLP, he worked at one of the world’s largest law firms in the areas of estate and commercial litigation.
Jacob litigates will challenges, dependant support claims, guardianship applications, power of attorney disputes, contested passings of account and other estate/trust litigation matters. He has acted as section 3 counsel and appeared before various levels of court, including the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Jacob obtained his law degree from the University of Western Ontario (with distinction) after completing an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University in history (with distinction). He was called to the Ontario bar in 2011. Jacob served as the chair of The Advocates’ Society Estates Litigation Practice Group. He has written articles for numerous publications and has presented to professional groups including The Advocates’ Society, the Estate Planners’ Council of Halton and the Ontario Bar Association.
Recently, Jacob has been recognized by 2022’s edition of Best Lawyers Canada in the area of trusts and estates.