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Pallett Valo counsel appointed to Ontario Superior Court

Thursday, September 09, 2021 @ 9:40 AM | By John Chunn


Pallett Valo LLP announced that its senior counsel, Alex Ilchenko, has been appointed as associate judge to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

According to the firm’s press release, Ilchenko, who was sworn in on Aug. 16, acts as associate judge and registrar in bankruptcy, drawing on over 25 years of experience as litigator, with an insolvency and corporate restructuring commercial litigation practice.

He holds a bachelor of law degree from the University of Ottawa and has served on the Ontario Bar Association Insolvency Law Executive for 16 years and is the past chair of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation Practice Group at The Advocates’ Society.

He joined Pallet Valo LLP in 2012 and has been its practice group head for insolvency and restructuring for the last few years.

“Alex’s knowledge of bankruptcy and insolvency law, and his passion and work ethic are exceptional,” John Russo, managing partner at Pallett Valo LLP, said in the press release. “I can’t imagine a person better suited for the role of associate judge and registrar in bankruptcy. This is a great honour for Alex, and we congratulate him on his appointment and wish him much success in his new role and the next chapter in his legal career. We, as a firm, feel honoured to have participated in his career. And although we are sad to see him go, our loss is the legal community’s gain.”