Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Camelino Galessiere LLP acts for clients involved in a broad array of commercial disputes from simple breach of contract cases to complex multi-national fraud cases. We regularly act for both traditional secured lenders well as non-traditional finance lenders including insurance-premium financing companies and have developed a niche in that specific area. We have also developed an expertise in commercial leasing litigation.

Corporate Litigation

Our lawyers have developed an expertise in advising clients involved in corporate disputes including oppression remedy claims, derivative actions,  and shareholder disputes.  Camelino Galessiere LLP prides itself in its ability to provide sound strategic legal advice to corporations and individuals in this complex area of law and to help its clients understand and manage associated risks.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Our lawyers have a well-earned reputation in bankruptcy and insolvency matters and are recognized in particular among the top commercial landlord lawyers in retail CCAA matters.  They have been landlord counsel on major retail insolvencies such as  Sears, Target, Express Canada, Payless Shoes, Grafton Fraser, Golf Town, Aeropostale, Ben Moss Jewellers, Jones New York, Danier Leather, InterTAN/Circuit City, Blockbuster, Eddie Bauer, Jacob, Petcetera, Please Mum, Priszm (KFC), Sterling Shoes, Costa Blanca/Urban Behavior, Bargain Shop, Eddie Bauer, Movie Gallery, Mexx, Bombay, Mobilicity, Comark (Ricki’s, Bootlegger, Cleo), Zacks, Sherson Group (Nine West), Laura, Linens ‘N Things, Mariposa Stores, Hoop/Disney Stores, Cotton Ginny, Music World and Athletes World.  We are also on the Model Order subcommittee of the Commercial List Users Committee which drafted the model orders used in CCAA proceedings.

Construction Litigation

Camelino Galessiere LLP has extensive experience with construction law and has acted for owners, general contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers over the years.  From construction lien to construction trust cases, our lawyers have represented clients all over Ontario.  They have an insatiable curiosity in learning how things are built and have developed a solid knowledge over the years of different aspects of construction (from building foundations to building envelopes and many things in between) – which is integral to our effective representation of our clients.  We would be pleased to consult with you with respect to yours.

Employment Law

Camelino Galessiere LLP represents both employers and employees with respect to a wide variety of employment matters including wrongful terminations, human rights matters, enforcement of employment contracts, and enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

Insurance Defence

Camelino Galessiere LLP has extensive experience acting for insurers in the defence of casualty claims including catastrophic bodily injury, fire and property damage claims.   Our lawyers are often called upon to handle complex liability and damage claims and we have significant expertise dealing with economic loss and future care costs claims.  We have developed close relationships with adjusters, experts and plaintiff’s counsel over the past two decades to obtain the best results for our clients.


Most cases settle.  Some have to be tried.  Our lawyers try cases.  We have built a reputation over the years as successful trial lawyers.  We would be pleased to speak to you regarding your matters that are heading to trial either on a co-counsel or a referral basis.


Camelino Galessiere LLP handles all manner of appeals from civil, commercial or administrative tribunal decisions.  Our lawyers have appeared in the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario on numerous occasions.  We would be pleased to consult with you regarding your appeal.