Mississauga, ON – May 3, 2011 – “Each of us at Pallett Valo is excited about this accomplishment; it is an honour that our firm has been recognized by Canadian Lawyer Magazine in this important ranking,” says managing partner Anne Kennedy. Pallett Valo LLP is the largest business law firm in Mississauga.
“Equally important, we are in very good company. We congratulate the law firms that were also recognized in the ‘Top 3’ ranking,” says Ms. Kennedy. “It’s tremendously satisfying to be mentioned in the same breath as some of Toronto’s leading firms.”
Canadian Lawyer has been publishing its list of top regional law firms for two years. Partners, lawyers and in-house counsel are asked to vote in confidence on their top 10 full-service law firms with offices only in Ontario.
“As a regional firm, we have certain advantages. We believe we ‘punch above our weight’,” says Ms. Kennedy.
“One of our most distinct advantages is our philosophy of client service and right-sized thinking—we deliver the results our clients want,” says Ms. Kennedy.
“Many opposing lawyers are usually from the large Toronto law firms and they give Pallett Valo many referrals,” she explains. “They understand the quality and value we bring to our clients by experiencing it first hand and feel very comfortable referring conflict situations to us because they know their clients will be cared for exceptionally well.”
“Another strategic advantage is that we have been able to attract some very successful downtown lawyers to work in our environment, including lawyers who have returned to Pallett Valo after stints with downtown firms,” says Ms. Kennedy.
“This increases the desirability of the firm because clients understand that the quality and value of the work that is done is comparable to any downtown Toronto law firm. It is one of the significant benefits of being located outside the downtown core.”
The firm has experienced significant growth in the last few years. This growth has largely been organic, growing from within, while at the same time attracting a new breed of clients that appreciate the quality and value of our services, delivered by downtown quality lawyers. Clients include large multinationals, dominant regional organizations and smaller companies as well.
Pallett Valo’s practice areas include: Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Real Estate, Construction Law, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, Labour & Employment and Wills, Estates & Trusts.
Pallett Valo traces its roots to Pallett & Pallett, established in 1948. In 1980, Pallett & Pallett merged with Milman, Valo to create the firm that is now known as Pallett Valo. The founding partners of the merged firm were the late Sidney Valo and the late John Pallett.