John Russo is the Managing Partner of Pallett Valo. He is a Member of the Commercial Litigation and Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring Practices.
John has a broad and diverse commercial litigation practice, representing mid-size and large companies across a number of industry sectors, financial institutions, religious and charitable organizations. He regularly appears before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
John has extensive experience representing clients in complex business litigation disputes, real estate litigation, commercial tenancy disputes, defamation, product liability, expropriation, shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, creditor remedies, PPSA security disputes, asset recovery, enforcement of security and provincial offences and regulatory matters. He was recently featured in the Mississauga News for his work in advising clients on expropriation matters relating to the Hurontario LRT.
In his current role as Managing Partner, John is responsible for guiding the firm’s Canadian and international strategies while championing the firm’s core beliefs and philosophy. Through his leadership, he strives to incorporate the firm’s values of Excellence, Integrity and Respect in everyday operations and believes that the firm’s success is measured through the success of our clients. John believes the best way to serve clients is to understand their industry and business environment and align them with the right expertise, experience and value.