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Pallett Valo Extends a Hearty Welcome Back to Maria Tassou

September 3, 2019

Pallett Valo is pleased to welcome Maria Tassou as Senior Counsel, and as a member of both the Commercial Litigationand Employment & Labour Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on Administrative Law, Workplace Investigations, Management Training and Privacy Law. Maria will also serve as Privacy Officer for the firm.

Maria articled and was a lawyer at Pallett Valo LLP from 1996-2007, before joining the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (Ministry of the Attorney General) as a board member/adjudicator in 2007. In 2009 she was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board and in 2014 she became the Chair of the Board. Maria has also been appointed Vice-Chair to several other administrative tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Licence Appeal Tribunal, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, the Landlord Tenant Board and the Social Benefits Tribunal.

Maria’s extensive experience enhances Pallett Valo’s expanding range of services, including Adjudication, Tribunals, Administrative and ancillary practices related to Employment Law, further enhancing the firm’s capabilities as a regional legal powerhouse.

According to John Russo, Pallett Valo’s Managing Partner, “We are delighted to have Maria rejoin us at a time when our vision for the firm has never been more focused and clear.  She brings outstanding knowledge and expertise to the firm, together with a history of understanding how we operate. She will help us continue to deliver great service to our clients and will be instrumental in expanding new areas that we are keen to grow.”

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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