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Anne Kennedy

Anne Kennedy Deputy Managing Partner

Anne Kennedy is the firm’s Deputy Managing Partner. She is also a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice, the Wills, Estates & Trusts Practice, the Estate Litigation Group, Family Business Law Group and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services.

Litigation Practice

Anne’s practice includes most areas of commercial litigation involving real property and contract disputes such as commercial mortgage enforcement, title issues, transactional disputes and construction deficiencies. She also practices in the area of estates and trusts litigation. Anne has a background in insurance law and applies this experience to her current practice in assisting clients with insurance issues such as coverage disputes that arise in the context of litigation. She brings a practical approach to the resolution of complex commercial disputes as well as contentious estates matters

As an experienced litigator she has been involved in the resolution of class action lawsuits, the take-over by the lender of large commercial and retail properties and the resolution of multi-party disputes and multiple beneficiary estate disputes.  Her clients include financial institutions, property owners, business owners, estate trustees and beneficiaries.

Mediation Practice

Anne has recently put her 30 years of experience as an advocate in complex litigation matters to a new purpose, in opening a mediation and alternative dispute resolution practice. A belief in the power of mediation and in particular that a pragmatic, cost-effective and self-determined result is often in the client’s best interest, motivates Anne to apply her years of experience and skill, as a mediator to assist clients and their counsel to achieve a settlement.

With litigation experience in diverse areas such as property, business, contractual, insurance and estate disputes, Anne is well suited to act as mediator in a wide variety of situations.

Professional Memberships

Past President, Board of Directors for the Art Gallery of Mississauga
Member, Peel Law Association
Member, Ontario Bar Association
Member-At-Large, OBA Law Practice Management Section Executive

Education

B.A., Memorial University of Newfoundland (1974)
LL.B., University of Western Ontario Law School (1980)
Advanced and Applied ADR Workshop, University of Windsor Faculty of Law
Called to the Ontario Bar, 1982

Publications

Just heard about Pallett Valo being chosen as One of Ontario's Top Three Regional Firms. Congratulations – well deserved.
Peter Campbell, BDO Canada LLP