Stewart McQueen
Partner | Charlotte
Stewart McQueen

Stewart McQueen, a partner in Dechert's global finance practice, leads the firm's Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities practice. He focuses his practice on securitization transactions, complex real estate finance and capital markets. His experience includes representing issuers, underwriters, collateral managers, b-piece buyers and investors in connection with securitization transactions, particularly CMBS and CRE CLOs; borrowers and lenders in connection with repurchase facilities, warehouse facilities and revolving credit facilities; and lenders, purchasers and sellers in connection with mortgage and mezzanine financings and loan sales.

Mr. McQueen is recognized as a leading real estate finance and securitization lawyer by Chambers USA, which cited him as being "sought after by various interested parties, ranging from issuers to collateral managers, for advice on CRE CLO transactions," and “really helpful and thoughtful in structuring complicated transactions.” Mr. McQueen is also listed as a recommendable lawyer in structured finance and recognized as a leading lawyer for real estate finance by The Legal 500 US. Additionally, Mr. McQueen is recognized in North Carolina and nationally as a highly regarded lawyer in banking and structured finance and securitization by IFLR1000

Mr. McQueen also serves as a producer and regular contributor to Dechert 4 Real, a commercial real estate finance podcast.

  • The Ties That Bind: Distressed Debt in a Structured World — Dechert LLP, New York, NY (May 8, 2023)
  • 101: CMBS — SFVegas Conference, Las Vegas NV (July 17, 2022)
  • Structural Deep Dive: Static v. Managed, and other Key Trends — IMN Investors' Conference on CRE CLOS, New York, NY (April 27, 2022)
  • Securitization Innovation: What's Ahead for the Market? — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference 2022, Miami, FL (January 10, 2022)
  • CRE CLO 101: Structure, Evolution, and Key Takeaways — CRE Finance Council, Webinar (June 4, 2020)
  • CRE CLO 101 — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference 2020, Miami, FL (January 15, 2020)
  • It's Back! CRE CLO Industry Standing: A Look at Risks and Rewards to Come — iGlobal Forum's CRE CLOs: The Resurgence of CLOs – Risks, Rewards and Legalities, New York, NY (September 12, 2019)
  • Risk Retention - Where Are We Now? — 2017 Servicing Symposium Sponsored by Alston & Bird, Charlotte, North Carolina (October 3, 2017)
  • Methods of Compliance With Risk Retention — Real Estate Finance & Investment, New York, NY (November 17, 2016)
  • Structured Credit Outlook: ABS Origination and CMBS Refinancing — NYSSA, New York, NY (July 28, 2016)
  • Alternative Lending Market Structures and Opportunities: Where the Future Lies: A CRE Finance Council After-Work Seminar, San Francisco, CA (July 20, 2016)
  • ABS Vegas 2015 — Presented by Information Management Network with sponsorship by Dechert, Las Vegas, NV (February 8, 2015)
  • Regulation Navigation: New Financial Regulations & Their Impact on Commercial Real Estate — ULI NY Young Leaders Group, New York, NY (March 7, 2013)
    • Clemson University, B.S., 1996, cum laude
    • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2002, magna cum laude, Order of the Wig and Robe, Order of the Coif, Associate Editor-in-Chief of the South Carolina Law Review
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Co-Chair for CREFC Annual June Conference 2024 and January 2025