Canada: What's New At Pallett Valo LLP

Last Updated: September 27 2019
Article by Pallett Valo LLP

Pallett Valo is the #2 Ranked Ontario Regional Law Firm in 2019

Every two years, Canadian Lawyer magazine asks lawyers, in-house counsel and clients from across the country to select their Top 10 Ontario regional law firms, based on the firms' regional service coverage, client base, service excellence and legal expertise

Pallett Valo has ranked as a Top 10 Regional Law Firm in Ontario for the past five consecutive surveys, and achieved its highest ranking thus far in 2019.

Introducing our Newest Lawyers

As the largest law firm in Peel Region, Pallett Valo LLP continues to focus on our growth in order to serve our clients. We are pleased to announce the addition of our newest colleagues in 2019:

New Commercial Litigation and Employment & Labour Senior Counsel

Maria Tassou rejoins Pallett Valo as Senior Counsel in both the Commercial Litigation and Employment & Labour Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on Administrative Law, Workplace Investigations, Management Training and Privacy Law. Maria will also serve as Privacy Officer for the firm. Maria's extensive experience enhances Pallett Valo's expanding range of services, including Adjudication, Tribunals, Administrative and ancillary practices related to Employment Law, further enhancing the firm's capabilities as a regional legal powerhouse.

New Employment & Labour Lawyer

Kate Bresner joins the firm as a Lawyer in our Employment and Labour Practice. Kate has two years of experience advising on a broad range of employment and labour law issues, including compliance with Ontario workplace legislation.

New Intellectual Property Lawyer

Ahmed Bulbulia joins the firm as a Lawyer in our Business Law and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. Ahmed has a broad intellectual property law practice, with over 20 years of experience dealing with trademark infringement, passing off, trademark opposition proceedings, trademark prosecutions, copyright infringement, and has acted in complex multi-jurisdictional IP proceedings.

New Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Daniel Waldman joins the firm as a Lawyer in our Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Daniel has over nine years of experience handling a wide range of complex litigation matters including real property litigation, commercial leasing, commercial real estate, construction law, debt collection, and securities litigation.

New Business Law Lawyer

Marissa Mah joins the firm as a Lawyer in our Business Law Practice. As a summer and articling student with Pallett Valo, Marissa has been developing a practice that extends to mergers & acquisitions, the structuring and establishment of new businesses both locally and cross-border, shareholders agreements and disputes, corporate reorganizations, and various contractual arrangements.

New Construction Lawyer

Kyle Kuczynski joins the firm as a Lawyer in our Construction Practice. As a summer and articling student with Pallett Valo, Kyle is developing a practice in construction litigation, representing all players in the construction industry with respect to construction disputes, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, sureties and mortgagees.

New Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Dylan S. Fisher joins the firm as a Lawyer in our Commercial Litigation Practice. Dylan is developing a robust commercial litigation and insurance defence practice, representing individuals and businesses ranging from small family owned businesses to large multinational corporations. He also represents professionals and advises insurance companies.

Sarah Rustomji joins the firm as a Lawyer in our Commercial Litigation Practice. Sarah has a broad commercial litigation and insurance defence practice, representing individuals and insurers on all matters relating to insurance.


Pallett Valo lawyers continue to be recognized by their peers as leaders in their fields. We are thrilled and congratulate our colleagues on their continued excellence:

Four Pallett Valo Lawyers Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Anna Esposito was recognized as a Leading Practitioner (Most Frequently Recommended) in the area of Construction Law.

Craig Ross was recognized as a Leading Practitioner (Consistently Recommended) in the area of Estate and Tax Planning.

Maria Ruberto was recognized as a Leading Practitioner (Consistently Recommended) in the area of Construction Law.

Matthew Kindree was recognized as a Leading Lawyer to Watch in the area of Corporate Commercial Law.

Three Pallett Valo Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers®

Pallett Valo is proud to announce that three of our lawyers have been included in the 14th Edition of The Best Lawyers® in Canada, a prestigious international publication featuring the top legal talent from firms around the world.

Anna Esposito was recognized in the area of Construction Law.

Ray Mikkola was recognized in the area of Real Estate Law.

Craig Ross was recognized in the area of Trusts and Estates.

Women Leadership Interviews

In honour of International Women's Day 2019, we conducted a series of interviews with Pallett Valo's women leaders, to inspire us with their strength, their accomplishments, and their hopes for the future of women in business.

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