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


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 brings over 36 years experience in the areas of Real Estate Transactions, Financing, Wills & Estates and Corporate and Commercial Law. Mr. 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. She primarily works out of our Hughson Street South location.



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: 905 667 2990  

Fax: 905 667 2991

Stoney Creek Office:

860 Queenston Road

Stoney Creek, ON L8G 4A8

Tel: 905 963 7312

Fax: 905 963 7328

North Burlington Office:

2180 Itabashi Way, Unit 4A

Burlington, ON L7M 5A5

Tel: 905 319 0369

Fax: 905 319 8390

Ancaster Office:

109 Portia Drive

Ancaster, ON L9G 0E8

Tel: 289 204 2078

Fax: 289 204 2086

Downtown Hamilton Office:

4 Hughson Street S, 10 Fl

Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z1  

Tel: 905 681 6998

Fax: 905 635 6886