Dwayne K. Kuiper

Partner | Waterloo Region


Portrait of Dwayne K.  Kuiper


Dwayne Kuiper is an experienced and practical business lawyer who gets deals done. He represents many owner-managed companies and is their primary point of contact with Miller Thomson, functioning as their legal department. Dwayne has built trusted relationships and has an excellent reputation with his clients, other lawyers, accountants, bankers, and other advisers. Dwayne enjoys working with a team of advisers to provide the best results for each client.

Dwayne has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions and related transactions of all sizes. He also assists companies in financing and refinancing transactions, reorganizations, commercial contracts, and general corporate matters. When assistance outside his expertise is required, Dwayne is able to depend on a team of colleagues to support his clients.

Dwayne also has a great deal of experience in real estate transactions including acquisitions, sales, financing, and leasing. Dwayne has worked on and structured highly complex purchase and sale transactions with sophisticated parties and significant deal values. In conjunction with his real estate practice, Dwayne has also developed his skills in private equity placements in both the equity and debt markets.

To support his business-owner clients, Dwayne also provides assistance with sophisticated estate planning matters including the preparation of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.

Dwayne has been involved in a number of local boards as a director and president.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Corporate Law, 2018-2024; Commercial Leasing Law, 2024; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory –  Corporate Commercial Law, 2015 - 2024
  • Top 40 under 40–Waterloo Region , 2011

Professional memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Waterloo Region Bar Association

Bar admissions & education

  • Ontario, 1998
  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 1996
  • B.A. (honours), Wilfrid Laurier University, 1993