Natalie E. Levine


 | Toronto

Natalie Levine* (she/her/hers) is a partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency Group at Cassels. As a former US practitioner, Natalie’s strength is in working with US-based clients to understand the challenges of the Canadian insolvency landscape and developing solutions in complex proceedings. Her practice focuses on corporate restructurings, with an emphasis on debtors, DIP lenders and informal committees in cross-border proceedings. Her restructuring matters encompass a variety of industries including mining, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, transportation and entertainment.

A few of Natalie’s recent and public representations include acting for:

  • Payless ShoeSource Canada Inc. and its affiliates in their cross-border insolvency proceedings
  • Former directors and officers of Sears Canada Inc. in connection with the Sears Canada CCAA proceedings and related litigation
  • Connacher Oil and Gas Limited in its CCAA proceedings
  • Grant Thornton as Monitor in the Toys “R” Us (Canada) Ltd. cross-border insolvency proceedings
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc., et al. in connection with a cross-border litigation and insolvency proceeding
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of BPS US Holdings Inc., et al. in connection the company’s chapter 11 and CCAA proceedings

Natalie is a member of IWIRC and active in the TMA Network of Women. Natalie is also a member of the NCBJ NexGen class of 2016. Natalie is frequently asked to speak on comparative US and Canadian restructuring issues, and has served as guest lecturer at the University of Windsor.

*Services provided through a Professional Corporation

  • Chambers Canada (Restructuring & Insolvency)
  • Lexpert, Rising Star Award (2021)
  • “Natalie is an outstanding lawyer.” – Chambers Canada (Restructuring/Insolvency)
  • J.D. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), Columbia University, 2007
  • B.A. (History & Political Science), Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
  • New York, 2008
  • District of Columbia (2011-2024)
  • Ontario, 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)