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John was born and raised in North Bay. He grew up working in his family’s new home construction business where he steadily learned (the hard way) the nuts and bolts of operating a family-owned business. He graduated from Laurentian University in 1987; the University of Windsor in 1990; and finally, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1992. John started his legal career as an articling student with Toronto based Loopstra Nixon and McLeish where he continued his corporate commercial and real estate law practice until the spring of 1997 when John and Cindie decided to return to North Bay to raise their young family. 

Practice Areas:

Corporate and Commercial Law
Business Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
Corporate Financings and Reorganizations
Residential, Commercial & Industrial Real Estate
Not for Profit and Charities Law
Wills, Estates, and Trusts

Bachelor of Arts (Economics & Political Science) Laurentian University) 1983-1987

University of Windsor (Bachelor of Laws) 1987-1990
University of Detroit Mercy (Juris Doctor) 1989-1992

Admitted to the Ontario Bar:
Ontario – 1992



Randee articled and then practiced with the Department of Justice in Ottawa after being called to the Bar, where her work provided insight and experience with the mechanics of government program operations. Randee focuses her practice on  asset purchases and sales, commercial leases, corporate reorganization, incorporations, share purchase and sales, and residential and commercial real estate transactions.

While not from North Bay, Randee has made this beautiful city her home. Randee is a member of the Nipissing Law Association and the Canadian Bar Association.

When not in the office she can be found enjoying time with her family in the great outdoors.

Practice Areas:
Corporate and Commercial Law
Residential and Commercial Real Estate
Wills  & Powers of Attorney

University of Ottawa – LL.B., 2008
Saint Paul University – M.A., 2005
Carleton University – Honours B.A., 2002

Bar Admission:
Ontario – 2009


Danielle has been a part of the team at D’Agostino & Associates since 2013 following her call to the Ontario Bar and completion of her articles in Sudbury. Danielle advises clients on a wide range of personal and commercial matters. Her practice includes residential and commercial real estate, business sales and acquisitions, financing transactions, the preparation of wills and powers of attorney, and estate administration and guidance.

Danielle is a member of the Board of Trustees of the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation (NBRHCF) as well as a member of the Gift Planning Committee of the NBRHCF.

Danielle was born and raised in Corbeil and continues to enjoy the view from the country window. Almost as much as from center ice.

Practice Areas:
Wills & Powers of Attorney
Estate Planning and Administration
Residential and Commercial Real Estate
Corporate and Commercial Law

Queen’s University – J.D., 2012
Carleton University – Honours B.A., 2009

Bar Admission:
Ontario – 2013


Anna was born and raised in North Bay and attended Nipissing University for her undergraduate studies. She was recognized with the Dave Marshall Leadership Award, and Valedictorian of her class. After graduating, Anna was also recognized with the Dr. James Jamieson Influential Alumni Award.

Anna was a member of the Charter Class of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, in Thunder Bay. Here she served as the Founding President of the Law Students’ Society, and also represented the faculty at the Walsh Family Law Moot & Negotiation Competition.

Upon graduation, Anna worked for the Treasury Board Secretariat, where she advised many ministry clients in labour and employment relations issues. She has experience representing clients at the Grievance Settlement Board in mediation and negotiation.

In 2019, Anna returned to her hometown and maintains a broad wills, estates, labour and employment (employer), not-for-profit, and real estate practice. She has acted as a Director and First Vice-President on the Capital Centre Board of Directors, and currently serves as a Director on the Public Services Health and Safety Association.

Practice Areas:
Wills & Powers of Attorney
Estate Planning and Administration
Labour and Employment (Employer)
Real Estate

Lakehead University- J.D., 2016
Nipissing University- M.Ed., 2016
Nipissing University- B.Ed., 2011
Nipissing University- Honours B.A., 2010
Rotman School of Management – Institute of Corporate Directors Certificate (NFP), 2021

Bar Admission:
Ontario – 2017


Yannick’s primary goal has been to serve his community and practice in a business-focused law firm like D’Agostino & Associates. Since joining the D’Agostino team in 2019, Yannick has expanded his knowledge and passion for the practice of Corporate, Commercial, and Regulatory law. Growing up as a Northerner in New Liskeard, Ontario, he developed a keen interest in the resource-based businesses and networks of trade and distribution required to grow the communities of the North.

Yannick also engages with administrative and regulatory authorities on behalf of the firm’s business clients to represent their interests at administrative hearings and appeals. Yannick is a steady presence at the negotiating table and advocates diligently for fair outcomes on behalf of his clients.

Yannick currently serves as a Trustee for the Ontario Bar Association Foundation, where he assists in administering endowed funds for the promotion of community legal education and research in the improvement of the Justice System. When not at the office, Yannick enjoys exploring the many rugged and beautiful trails surrounding North Bay and traveling abroad with his partner.

Practice Areas:
Corporate & Commercial Law
Regulatory & Administrative Law
Lakehead University – Juris Doctor, 2019
Nipissing University – BA (Honours) Criminal Justice, 2016
Canadore College – Law Clerk, 2012
Bar Admission:
Ontario – 2019

Our Administrative Assistants

Janey Muratore

Janey is a graduate of the Legal Assistant Program at Canadore College.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm, having worked as a law clerk for over 42 years. Janey has experience in all areas of law but now primarily focuses on residential, commercial, and industrial real estate matters.

Christina Pannabecker

Christina is a graduate of the Business Administration Accounting program at Canadore College.  She is responsible for day to day bookkeeping, banking and general office administration.  She has worked for us since 2010.  She steps up and assists with corporate legal matters whenever necessary.  She was previously an administrator for a small franchise company.

Alessandro “Alex” Simonetta

Alex is a graduate of Georgian College’s Law Clerk program in Owen Sound. He was hired in 2019 as the receptionist for our office, and now works in our corporate law department. Alex also assists our real estate department and helps with our website.

Brook LaPrairie

Brook is a graduate of the Law Clerk Program at CTS Career College. She was hired after she completed her placement with us.  Her practice area is corporate / commercial law. 

Bernie Allerston

Bernie is a graduate of the Legal Assistant Program at Canadore College. She has been working at the firm since 2016.  Her practice areas are residential, commercial, and industrial real estate. 

Deanna Smith

Deanna is a graduate of the Legal Assistant Program Canadore College. She has been working at the firm since 2005.  Her practice areas are wills, estates, and trusts as well as corporate & commercial law. 

Donna Bastien

Donna is a graduate of the Legal Assistant program at Canadore College and has recently returned to the area to pursue her career. She brings vast years of experience to the firm after working in the real estate field in Ottawa as a real estate clerk for the last 35 years. Her areas of practice are residential, corporate and commercial real estate.

Serena Desrosiers

Serena received her BA (Honours) in Criminal Justice from Nipissing University. She began Clerking in 2019. Serena has just recently joined our team and her current practice area is corporate law.

Catherine Krushel

Catherine is a graduate of the Business Office Administration – Executive program at Fanshawe College. She will be the first face that you see when you enter our office. Her tasks include booking appointments, answering phones, and assisting with Wills and Real Estate transactions.

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