Stuart Chaimberg is a real estate lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP specializing in the area of commercial leasing.
Stuart is a member of the Bars of Ontario and Quebec and is fluently bilingual in English and French. He regularly advises clients on matters involving both common law and civil law concepts inherent in commercial leasing and real estate transactions across Canada.
Stuart has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial leasing, and deals with matters relating to retail, office, industrial, restaurant, mixed use and hospitality properties. His involvement encompasses all stages of the commercial lease process. Stuart’s practice is evenly balanced between representing local, national and international landlords and tenants, thus enabling him to understand the underlying position of the other party to the transaction, and provide practical advice to resolve outstanding issues.
Stuart is often called upon to assist with large scale commercial transactions that have a leasing component, as well as multi-location and redevelopment projects. In connection with such transactions, he has been intimately involved with the acquisition due diligence process.
Stuart has developed a specialized expertise in the retail industry. He advises local, national and international retailers, including U.S. and international retailers expanding their business to Canada. Stuart has dealt with leases for high-end luxury brands and “first to market” sites. He counsels clients in respect of new retail format development concepts, dealing with issues such as “showrooming”, “bricks and clicks” and traditional shopping centre tenants entering into mixed use developments.
Stuart has been at the forefront of assisting clients navigate through COVID-19 related issues, both from the landlord’s and the tenant’s perspective.
Stuart has been called upon to present at industry events, including at the Law Society of Ontario’s Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer, the ICSC Canadian Law Conference and Open Forum Ouvert. As well, he has co-authored the Quebec Legal Update papers that have been presented at the ICSC Canadian Law Conference since 2014.
- “Cross-country COVID-19 check-up”, Miller Thomson Real Estate Report, November 12, 2020
- “COVID-19 in commercial leasing – the “Phantom Menace”?”, Miller Thomson Real Estate Report, July 30, 2020
- “Restrictive commercial use servitudes in Quebec: The door is shut”, Miller Thomson Real Estate Report, May 13, 2020
- Implications for Landlords and Tenants When Retail Space in a Centre is Converted to Non-Retail Uses, presenter, Law Society of Ontario’s Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer, February 13, 2020
- Are Anchors the Answer? Ensuring Shopping Centre Success in the New Millennium, roundtable co-leader with Joshua I. Selby, ICSC Canadian Law Conference, March 27, 2019
- One Click: The Changing Nature of Commercial Leases in the New Millennium, roundtable co-leader with Joshua I. Selby, ICSC Canadian Law Conference, April 30, 2018
- To Infinity and Beyond – How New Technology is Affecting Commercial Leases, roundtable co-leader with Joshua I. Selby, ICSC Canadian Law Conference, April 27, 2017
- “The Exclusive on ‘Exclusive Use’ Clauses in Quebec”, Miller Thomson Real Estate Report, November 2016
- Just What the Doctor Ordered – The Prescription for Medical and Health-Oriented Tenancies, roundtable co-leader with Joshua I. Selby, ICSC Canadian Law Conference, April 22, 2016
- Quebec Legal Update, ICSC Canadian Law Conference, 2011 through 2017
- Law Society of Ontario
- Québec Bar
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario Bar, 2017
- Québec Bar, 2014
- LL.M., Université de Montréal, 2013
- J.D. (Common Law), Université de Montréal, 2011
- LL.B. (Civil Law), Université de Montréal, 2010
- B.A. (History, with great distinction), McGill University, 2007