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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. Her practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, commercial leases, corporate reorganization, incorporations, and residential and commercial real estate transactions.

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 is a graduate of Queen’s University Faculty of Law and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2013. Danielle has been practicing law with D’Agostino & Associates since that time. 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 the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation (NBRHCF) as well as the Chair of the Gift Planning Committee of the NBRHCF.

Danielle grew up 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 Fitzsimmons is a graduate of B.A. (Hons), B.Ed., and M.Ed. degree programs. She continued her J.D education at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law as a member of the Charter Class and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2017. Upon graduation, Anna worked for the Treasury Board Secretariat, working with various ministry clients on labour and employment-related issues.

Anna returned to her hometown of North Bay to practice as an associate lawyer with C. John D’Agostino Law Professional Corporation. She maintains a broad not-for-profit, wills, estates, management-side employment, and real estate practice. She is a member of the inaugural Consumer Advisory Council for the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, and volunteers as a Director of the Public Services Health and Safety Association and is Chair of the Human Resources and Governance Committee. In addition to this, she is part-time faculty at multiple post-secondary institutions, where she teaches Commercial Law, Education Law, and Employment Law.

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 is a member of the firm’s Business Law Practice Group. As part of Yannick’s practice, he provides advice to businesses and individuals on setting up and winding-down businesses, corporate governance, risk management, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate reorganizations.

Yannick routinely works on transactions for the purchase and sale of shares, assets, and commercial real estate. With a diverse client base of start-ups, family-owned enterprises, and large private and institutional corporations, he enjoys providing guidance on strategies to address his clients’ unique legal challenges. Yannick further provides legal counsel and strategic advice for not-for-profit organizations, business development, and corporate finance.

Yannick graduated with his Juris Doctor (J.D.) at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, and he continued to develop his legal knowledge by completing a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Osgoode Hall Law School, specializing in Business Law. Prior to his professional and graduate studies, Yannick obtained an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice at Nipissing University, and a law clerk diploma at Canadore College.

In his free time, Yannick can be found exploring the vast network of trails surrounding North Bay, travelling abroad in search of new culinary experiences, and sharing his passion for the outdoors and the arts with his family.

Practice Areas:
Business Law
Mergers & Acquisitions (Buy/Sell Businesses)
Corporate Financings & Reorganizations
Commercial Contracts and Leases
Not for Profit & Charities Law

Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2024 – York University (Osgoode Hall Law School)
Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2019 – Lakehead University (Bora Laskin Faculty of Law)
Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA), 2016 – Nipissing University
Ontario College Diploma (Law Clerk), 2012 – Canadore College

Bar Admission:
Ontario – 2019

Our Administrative Assistants

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. His current practice area is corporate law, and when necessary, assists with the maintenance and management of our office’s website.

Serena Desrosiers

Serena received her BA (Honours) in Criminal Justice from Nipissing University. She began Clerking in 2019. Serena joined the team in 2022 and her current practice areas consist of residential and commercial real estate, wills, and estates.

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. 

Meagan Minor

Meagan is a graduate of Georgian College’s Law Clerk program in Barrie. Meagan joined our team in 2023. She is the first point of contact for our firm and strives to make the clients feel comfortable while visiting our office.

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