New CABA Officers Elected


CABA is pleased to announce that on July 15, 2016, its membership elected a new executive comprised of President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer.

President: Ivo Entchev

Ivo Entchev is an attorney at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP with a broad civil litigation and arbitration practice encompassing complex commercial disputes, international arbitration and intellectual property litigation. Ivo is licensed to practice law in New York and Ontario, and is trained in the common and civil law traditions. After graduating from the McGill Faculty of Law, he clerked for the Honorable Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Vice-President: Julia Starck Trudeau

Julia Starck Trudeau is an attorney admitted to practice in both New York and Quebec. Julia completed her articles at Fasken Martineau in Montreal and has worked as a litigator in a boutique litigation firm in New York City. Julia obtained her civil and common law degrees from McGill University in Montreal. During law school, Julia clerked for the Honorable Jean-Francois Buffoni at the Quebec Superior Court.

 Secretary-Treasurer: Mark Semotiuk

Mark Semotiuk is an attorney at Simpson Thacher LLP whose practice focuses on private equity real estate transactions. Mark is licensed to practice law in New York and California. He obtained his J.D. at Fordham University School of Law and his LL.M. at Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. Prior to attending law school, Mark earned a Masters in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. Mark is originally from Edmonton, Alberta.


Director of Policy & Advocacy: Valerie Scott

The new executive appointed Valerie Scott to serve as CABA’s first Director of Policy & Advocacy. Valerie is an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Valerie’s practice focuses on commercial litigation. Valerie is licensed to practice law in New York and Quebec. She obtained a civil law degree from the University du Québec à Montréal and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Marie Deschamps of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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