Dunniela Kaufman is the Principal of Kaufman Trade Law.  Qualified to practice law in both Canada and the United States, Dunniela uses her expertise, experience and networks to provide her clients with seamless cross border advice.

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Education and Experience

leveraging a unique combination of experience and expertise to provide  clients with unparalleled legal and strategic advice.

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Georgetown Law Center, LL.M, with Distinction

University of British Columbia, LL.B

University of Manitoba, B.A.

Legal Accreditation:District of Columbia Bar, New York Bar, British Columbia Bar, Ontario Bar

Legal Associations: 

Canadian Bar Association: Executive Member of International Law Section

New York State Bar: Executive Member of the International Law Section, Co-chair of the Trade Committee, Co-Editor of the Chapter News

American Bar Association: Vice Chair of Canada Committee of International Law Section   


Prior to starting Kaufman Trade Law, Dunniela spent 12 years at one of Canada's largest law firms where she practised international trade law and government affairs.  For 6 of those years, Dunniela represented this law firm in Washington, DC and helped to grow their cross border business.  Concurrent with launching Kaufman Trade Law, Dunniela facilitated the opening of the Province of Ontario's Representative Office at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.

In addition to her legal skills, Dunniela has extensive political experience.  She has worked for various Members of Parliament and spent a year and a half working on Parliament Hill.  Dunniela also has extensive campaign experience, including successive terms on the Campaign Committee for the Ontario Liberals, as well as serving as legal counsel to campaigns at both the federal and provincial levels.