Neeta Sandhu – Pallett Valo Women Leadership Interview

Neeta SandhuTell us about your position at Pallett Valo

I am an associate lawyer and member of the Construction Practice at Pallett Valo.  I am proud to say that I am homegrown here at Pallett Valo as I completed a summer at Pallett Valo during my second year of law school and my articles with the firm before returning as an associate.  I have been practising in the area of construction litigation for the past three years under the mentorship of two of the leading practitioners in the area of Construction Law, Anna Esposito and Maria Ruberto.

What is your biggest achievement within your legal career and why is it so important to you?

Over the last three years, I have had the opportunity to develop my advocacy skills here at Pallett Valo.  One of my greatest achievements in my legal career has been the ability to use these skills to help my clients resolve their disputes, whether it be through traditional litigation outlets or through various forms of alternative dispute resolution.  Helping a client see the light at the end of the tunnel feels like a great achievement every single time.

Who have been your role models? What about them do you admire?

I am very fortunate to be surrounded by an abundance of strong and resilient women.  I am a first generation Canadian. My mother and grandmother both immigrated to Canada and sacrificed everything to ensure that I could find my purpose and path.   They are my role models.  They have taught me the meaning of hard work, the value of a dollar, the definition of strength and that there’s no shame in struggling.  In our busy days, we often forget to take a step back and reflect on where we came from. Without them, I could not be doing what I love and I am forever grateful to them for that.  Every victory of mine is a victory for them, too.