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Maria Ruberto Inducted as a Fellow of the CCCL

June 1, 2020

Pallett Valo is extremely proud to announce that Maria Ruberto, Partner and Head of Pallett Valo’s Construction Practice, has been inducted as a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.

This thoroughly deserved honour was bestowed by the Board of Governors of the College at their virtual annual conference. The event, originally intended to be a full weekend event at St. Andrews By The Sea, New Brunswick, including a gala dinner, was reimagined as a virtual conference and the show went on with business as usual and the inductees receiving the full recognition and prestige that the designation deserves.

Pallett Valo Partner, Anna Esposito, an existing fellow, was in attendance at the conference and our team is delighted by the ongoing recognition that members of our Construction practice receive.

The purpose of the College is to facilitate and encourage the association of outstanding construction lawyers throughout Canada who are distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice or teaching of construction law and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of construction law.

According to John Russo, Managing Partner, “Our Pallett Valo family couldn’t be happier that Maria has been recognized by her peers as an outstanding construction lawyer. She has been an incredible source of positive energy in the firm for many years and deserves the recognition that has now been bestowed upon her.  Her passion for her work, and her desire to share her knowledge has been inspirational for people in the construction industry and for her colleagues. I am sure this honour will continue to motivate her even more in the future.”


Pallett Valo is the largest law firm in Mississauga, whose roots in the community go back to 1948. The firm practices in the areas of business law, commercial litigation, commercial real estate, construction, insolvency & corporate restructuring, employment & labour, and wills, estates, & trusts. The firm has 37 lawyers, including 14 partners,4 senior counsel, 19 associates and 53 support staff.  It was recently voted as a Top 10 Regional Law firm for the fifth time in successive surveys sponsored by Canadian Lawyer magazine and has lawyers consistently ranked among the best lawyers in Canada.

Pallett Valo LLP

Pallett Valo, a respected law firm recognized for excellence across Ontario, has roots in the community reaching back to 1948. We have been recognized by our peers as a Top 10 Ontario Regional Law Firm in consecutive biannual surveys by Canadian Lawyer magazine. We have built our reputation by both protecting and growing the business assets of our clients and by offering a refreshingly distinct Right-sized Thinking® approach to service. We take the time to understand your business and industry environment and then apply our expertise, experience and entrepreneurial spirit to make the difference. We measure our success by the success of our clients. Right-sized Thinking® is built on a solid foundation of values that we apply both inside the firm and through our dealing with clients. We strive to incorporate our firm values of Excellence, Integrity and Respect into everything we do, and we believe this is what sets us apart as a law firm, and as people.

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Maria Ruberto

Pallett Valo LLP

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University of Ottawa

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