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 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.
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. 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 a boutique law firm and afterwards practiced as an associate 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.
Lucas A. Kokot, B.A., J.D., associate,
obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. He articled at a national law firm and more recently worked as an associate at a smaller firm before joining Escarpment Law Group in 2020. Mr. Kokot practices primarily in the areas of Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Corporate Law, and Wills & Estates out of our Hughson Street South location.
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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
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