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Call to the Ontario Bar
LL.B., University of Windsor, Faculty of Law
B.A.A., Ryerson University (Urban and Regional Planning)

 Law Firm Experience

Lang Michener LLP
McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Bratty and Partners LLP
Baker Schneider Ruggiero LLP


Co-author, Annotated Land Development Agreements, Carswell
Associate Editor, Real Property Reports , Carswell
Contributor to O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms, Leases , Canada Law Book
Contributor to Canadian Commercial Real Estate Manual , Carswell
Contributor to Ontario Land Development , Carswell
“Bonusing: Planning Virtue or Vice? Municipal Lawyer, Issue 3
“Costs at the OMB” Municipal World, Volume 109, Number 2


Academic Awards

R. Lawrence DeShield Memorial Award in Municipal Law Studies ( University of Windsor )
Max N. Mousseau, Q.C. Memorial Award in Municipal Law Studies ( University of Windsor )
Peter J. Martin Planning Scholarship for Excellence in Private Sector Courses ( Ryerson University )
Dean's List ( Ryerson University )


Director and Legal Commissioner, Karate Ontario

Community Involvement (awards/bursaries/sponsorships granted)

University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (annual real estate award)
De La Salle College Oaklands (annual law award)
Frankland Community School (annual bursary)
Withrow Park Ball Hockey League (De Francesa Law Lions team sponsorship)

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Institute of Planners/Ontario Professional Planners Institute
Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association
International Karate Association of Canada ( third degree black belt - Sensei )