Geoff helps clients solve problems. He takes a practical and strategic approach to dispute resolution that is focused on achieving resolution quickly and efficiently. He has experience litigating a wide variety of commercial matters, including contract disputes, product liability claims, and professional liability actions. Geoff has acted for a diverse range of clients, including major international companies, insurers, small to medium sized businesses, and individuals.
Geoff was born and raised in Mississauga and has deep roots in the community. He practiced at a large international firm for six years before returning home to Mississauga to practice at Pallett Valo.
Geoff ran as the candidate for a major party in the high-profile riding of Mississauga South in the 2011 Ontario election. While running for office, Geoff earned media coverage in numerous outlets, including the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Global Television, CFRB 1010, the Toronto Sun, TVO, OMNI Television, and the Mississauga News, and appeared as a guest on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, CFRA Ottawa, and the Haze FM. Geoff’s extensive experience in media relations and public affairs enhances his ability to provide clients strategic guidance in addition to technical legal advice.
Geoff holds degrees from Oxford University, Trinity College at the University of Toronto, and Osgoode Hall Law School. He has travelled extensively throughout India, China, Japan, Thailand, Europe, and North America.
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Ontario Bar Association
Member, The Advocates’ Society
Member, Peel Law Association
Member, Ontario Expropriation Association
B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto, Trinity College (2003), High Distinction (Trinity College Silver Medal in Arts)
M.St., Oxford University (2004)
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School (2007) (Laskin Moot Third Place Oralist)
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2008
- Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in Ontario – American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Points, August 2016
- Supreme Court defers to restrictive covenants negotiated by commercial parties – International Law Office, November 2013
- Internet Usage May Lead to Dismissal – Legal Alert, August 2013
- The Right to Arbitrate: Only as Solid as the Language Used – Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal, November 2009