Walter R. Stevenson
Walter R. Stevenson

Counsel

☏ Direct: 416.306.3836
wstevenson@cglegal.ca
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Wally Stevenson is a Commercial Real Estate and Corporate and Commercial lawyer at Camelino Galessiere LLP, with particular expertise in complex transactional, leasing, lending and insolvency matters.

Wally advises clients on secured lending, creating in the process effective security and loan agreements.  He has also prepared and negotiated significant numbers of construction contracts and architects’ contracts for office building and shopping centre construction.

Wally works on major leasing files, primarily for large regional and national landlords.  These files generally involve long terms and large tenancies.  He has prepared many property management contracts on behalf of property managers.  He also acts on commercial property acquisitions, sales and financings.

Camelino Galessiere LLP is involved in every significant retail insolvency in Canada.  Wally has advised and represented numerous landlords on retail insolvency matters.  A few of the more prominent include Eatons, Dylex, Cineplex, Bombay Furniture, Athletes World, Cotton Ginny, Hoop/Disney Stores, Saan Stores, InterTAN/Circuit City, Blockbuster, Eddie Bauer, Jacob, Linens ‘N Things, Petcetera, Please Mum, Priszm (KFC), Sterling Shoes, and Urban Behavior.  Wally is very knowledgeable in both the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act restructurings.

He has been involved with a number of condominium boards both as a director and advisor.

Articles / Speeches

Instructor for The Law Society of Upper Canada, Real Estate Section
Lecturer and panelist for the International Council of Shopping Centers and The Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto

Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario

Memberships

The Law Society of Upper Canada

The Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations

International Council of Shopping Centers

Former member of a working group of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee set up by the Department of Industry and Science Canada

Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Leasing

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Secured Lending

Construction