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Joe Conte

Joe Conte Partner

Joe Conte is the practice group leader of the firm’s Business Law Practice and is also a member of the Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring Practice and the Privacy Law Group.


Joe spent fifteen years as lead Canadian counsel in the Commercial Finance Industry working for multinational corporations having billions of dollars in assets before finally returning to his roots in private practice. His exceptional financial and general business acumen enhances his strong track record in executing complex corporate transactions and other commercially driven projects.

Joe’s diversified background includes debtor/creditor secured transactions and insolvency law with significant exposure to general corporate and commercial law, employment law, mergers & acquisitions, compliance, administrative law, competition law, intellectual property law and litigation management. A skilled negotiator and drafter, Joe is committed to providing excellent business oriented and results-driven service on a timely basis.

Areas of  Expertise

  • Secured Lending & Finance
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Aircraft Transactions
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Contract Negotiation & Review
  • Executive Advisory & Leadership
  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • Client & Stakeholder Relations
  • Risk Assessment & Management
  • Corporate Governance


Professional Memberships

Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
Member, Ontario Bar Association
Member, Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, International Section, New York State Bar Association

B.B.A., York University (1985)
L.L.B., Osgoode Hall Law School (1988)
Called to the Ontario Bar, 1990
Qualified as Solicitor in New South Wales, Australia, 2005


We have used over 10 Pallett Valo lawyers on different matters and find that they are always responsive.
Dr. Don Pinchin, Pinchin Environmental Ltd.