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What’s New At Pallett Valo LLP - October 2016

October 2016

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Introducing the Newest Members of Our Team

Nozomi (Zoe) Smith joins us as a valued member of our firm’s rapidly expanding Wills, Estates & Trusts Practice.  Zoe expertly leads clients through an extensive range of sensitive end of life will, trust and estate planning matters including: Wills, Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care, testamentary trusts, inter vivos trusts; Certificates of Appointment of Estate Trustee With or Without a Will; advising Attorneys, Trustees and Executors with respect to their duties and responsibilities as fiduciaries, as well as giving guidance on various aspects of trust or estate administration.  Zoe is one of the few native speakers of Japanese in the Ontario Bar, and is able to assist individuals and families in estate planning and administration matters arising in Ontario and Japan seamlessly. She also has a network of estate lawyers and accountants in Japan who assist her clients on the Japanese side.  Zoe was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010.

Neeta Sandhu is the newest member of our Commercial Litigation and Construction Law Practices.  Neeta represents individuals and businesses ranging from family owned businesses to large multinational corporations in matters including business disputes, credit remedies, negligence and general litigation.  She also provides advice and representation in connection with those in the construction industry, including contractors, suppliers, owners and mortgagees in matters relating to contract disputes, breach of trust claims and general collections.  Neeta was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016.

Sawsan Selwyn, with over 10 years’ experience from the UK, joins our Commercial Real Estate Practice acting for developers, builders and mortgage lenders on real property matters.  Whether it is a commercial lease, commercial acquisition and disposition, high value transaction, financing or residential development, Sawsan uses her diversified background and expansive knowledge to provide excellence in client service.  A skilled negotiator, Sawsan has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of Landlord and Tenant disputes in relation to lease renewals, market rent, boundaries, access, and other lease clauses, negotiating terms and where necessary progressing the matter to court.  Sawsan was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016.

Jason Hayward is a new member of our Commercial Real Estate Practice and the Business Law Practice. Jason is excited to bring his insight and business acumen in the development of a practice that deals with an extensive range of commercial real estate, municipal law and corporate and commercial law matters, including the purchase and sale of real property, financing transactions, condominium and cooperative housing development and other land development matters.  Jason was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016.

Best Lawyers in Canada

For the 11th consecutive year, Anna Esposito, certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Construction Law, has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Construction Litigation.

Craig Ross has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Trusts and Estates. Craig heads up Pallett Valo’s Wills, Estates & Trusts Group and has established himself as one of the leading lawyers in his field of expertise.