Danny Kaufer > Borden Ladner Gervais LLP > Montreal, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 900
Montréal, QC H3B 5H4
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Work Department

Labour and Employment


Senior Counsel


Practice specializes in labour and employment law since 1979, representing Canadian employers across Canada in such matters as union certifications, negotiations, arbitrations, and employee terminations. Lectured in Labour Law and Contract Administration at the Faculty of Management and Centre for Continuing Education at McGill University. Speaks frequently at conferences, including international conferences on topics related to both labour and employment including the more recent growth of ESG and other issues which have impacted union growth. Called to the Québec Bar in 1979. Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is a member of the ABA Labor and Employment Section, the American Employment Law Council (AELC) (as well as being the only non-USA attorney on its Board of Directors)  the US Chamber of Commerce, and the National Retail Federation. He has authored and been involved in numerous publications, including Even More Questions Frequently Asked in Quebec Labour and Employment Law, and is co-author of the chapter on Canada in Global Labor and Employment Law, published by Oxford University Press, and the chapter on Canada in International Labour and Employment Laws2018 Cumulative Supplement published by Bloomberg BNA.


English, French


Member of the QBA, CBA, ABA, and IBA; a former Management Chair of the ABA’s International Labor and Employment (L&E) Law Subcommittee; Planning Committee member for the Section’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Committee since 2006, member of the ABA L&E Council (the only non-US attorney sitting on Council) and as indicated above member of the AELC and its Board of Directors.


LLB, McGill University, 1978; BCL, McGill University, 1977.


Married and the proud father of two (2) daughters, two (2) sons-in-law and three (3) grandchildren. Danny enjoys helping and mentoring those with whom he works.


Travel, golf, art & architecture.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Labour and employment

(Hall of Fame)

Danny KauferBorden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP boasts a strong labour and employment offering, with key lawyers posted in Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa. Employment matters, labour relations, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, privacy, pensions and benefit, and immigration matters feature among the group’s specialities. André Royer steers the sizable national group from Montreal and acts for employers in relation to unlawful dismissal, conditions of employment, occupational health and safety, and labour relations matters. Additional key figures at the Montreal office include senior counsel and collective bargaining specialist Danny Kaufer, and Maryse Tremblay, who is known for advising federally regulated employers. Key Toronto contacts include litigator Matthew Certosimo and Clifford Hart, who covers both contentious and non-contentious matters. Over in Calgary, Duncan Marsden is active in the advisory space.