Escarpment Law Group is dedicated primarily to the practice of Real Estate Law. We have seven offices conveniently located throughout Burlington, Stoney Creek, Hamilton (Mountain & Downtown), Ancaster and St. Catharines. 


While we do offer a full array of legal services required by clients including Estate Planning (such as Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration), Business Planning (such as incorporations and business acquisitions), the main focus of our practice is with respect to Real Estate Transactions — both residential and commercial. This includes purchases, sales and mortgage refinances.


Aldo Berlingieri, LL.B., partner, was called to the Ontario Bar in 1983. He practiced in the area of civil litigation before restricting his practice to Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Law, and Wills & Estates. Mr. Berlingieri also handles Business/Asset Acquisitions and Sales for both small and large companies. He works out of both the Ancaster and Hughson Street South locations.

Alanna C. Stephen, B.A., LL.B., J.D., partner, holds both Canadian and American law degrees and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2005. Ms. Stephen practiced for 6 years in the area of Civil Litigation at a well-known Hamilton firm before making the move to Real Estate Law. Ms. Stephen also manages our various offices and travels between them although she primarily meets with clients at our Burlington location.

Douglas J. DePaulo, LL.B., counsel, was born and raised in Hamilton and and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981. His areas of practice are Real Estate Transactions, Financing, Wills & Estates and Corporate and Commercial Law.
DePaulo works out of the Hughson Street South location. 

Anneli Thomson, B.A. (Hons), LL.L., J.D., associate, is a lifelong Hamiltonian and after beginning her career in Niagara, she is thrilled to be practicing law in Hamilton. Ms. Thomson has both common and civil law degrees from the University of Ottawa and was called to the bar in 2015. Ms. Thomson has appeared before various Courts and Tribunals. She is fluent in Estonian and very active in that Community. Ms. Thomson works primarily out of the Stoney Creek location. 

Amey Hanna, B.A. (Hons), J.D., associate, is a law graduate of Western Michigan University and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015. Ms. Hanna has chosen to practice exclusively in the areas of Real Estate and Wills & Estates and began working with Escarpment Law Group right after her Call. Ms. Hanna primarily works out of the Upper James Street location.

Norelle L. Di Gregorio, B.A.(Hons), LL.B., associate, is a law graduate of the University of Birmingham, UK and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016. Ms. Di Gregorio began her practice in Personal Injury Litigation in St. Catharines but chose to move back to Stoney Creek and change her focus to Real Estate, Business Acquisitions/Sales and Wills & Estates. Ms. D. Gregorio primarily works out of our Hughson Street South location.

Serena Jhutty, LL.B., LL.M., associate,

graduated with First Class Honours from City, University of London where she obtained her law degree. Thereafter, she completed her LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School. Ms. Jhutty articled at boutique law firm and afterwards practiced as an associated lawyer in boutique law firms prior to joining Escarpment Law Group in 2020. Ms. Jhutty's practice focuses on Residential Real Estate and Wills & Estates and she works primarily out of our Upper James Street location.

Alyssa Di Lallo, B.A., LL.D., associate,

joined Escarpment Law Group as an associate lawyer in 2021. Ms. Di Lallo obtained her Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Exeter. She has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and Small Claims Court. Ms. Di Lallo works primarily out of our St. Catharines office and her practice focuses on Real Estate, Wills & Estates, and Corporate Law. 



Purchase & Sale Transactions & Re-Financing


Business Acquisitions, Sales & Incorporations


Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate Adminstration 

"Sincerest thanks for your very courteous and professional procedures and work ethic. It’s working with people like you that make things so much easier when dealing with this type of circumstance."

Client testimonial


Hamilton Mountain Office: 

101-1595 Upper James Street

Hamilton, ON L9B 0H7

Tel: 9905 681 6998 x.103 

Fax: 905 667 2991

Downtown Hamilton Office:

4 Hughson Street S, 10 Fl

Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z1  

Tel: 905 681 6998 x.120

Fax: 905 635 6886

North Burlington Office:

2180 Itabashi Way, Unit 4A

Burlington, ON L7M 5A5

Tel: 905 681 6998 x.105

Fax: 905 319 8390

South Burlington Office:

4121 Fairview Street

Burlington, ON L7L 2A4

Tel: 905 681 6998 x.110

Fax: 289 427 0170

Stoney Creek Office:

860 Queenston Road

Stoney Creek, ON L8G 4A8

Tel: 905 681 6998 x.102

Fax: 905 963 7328

Ancaster Office:

109 Portia Drive

Ancaster, ON L9G 0E8

Tel: 905 681 6998 x.115

Fax: 289 204 2086

St. Catharines Office:

261 Martindale Road, 14c 

St. Catherines, ON L8W 1A2

Tel: 905 681 6998 x.122

Fax: 289 479 0230