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B.A., honors, with distinction, Queen's University 

J.D., with honors, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

M.P.A., New York University

Valerie advises businesses in manufacturing, financial services and other sectors on corporate matters, including subsidiary formation, corporate governance, and reorganizations. She regularly works with all types of businesses in connection with transformative transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures.

On a daily basis, she advises clients on all aspects of their procurement and supply operations. She regularly prepares and negotiates sales representative and consulting agreements, as well as purchase, supply, service, distribution and other similar agreements with suppliers and customers. In addition, she works to help clients avoid litigation through negotiated resolutions of commercial disputes, product warranty and other product liability claims.

Valerie also counsels clients on a variety of antitrust areas, including competitor collaborations, distribution arrangements, MAP policies, mergers and acquisitions and associated Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, and corporate compliance.

Honors

  • Former associate editor, Wagner Review
  • Martin L. Friedland Prize for best student article and Cassels Brock & Blackwell Prize for best article in the issue award, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, 2006
  • Associate editor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, 2005

Presentations

Publications

Community & Pro Bono

  • Brick by Brick Partners board of directors
  • Young Leaders Breakfast Club
  • Philanthropy New York