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Aldo Berlingieri | Partner

Hughson St. office

aldo@bbb-lawyers.on.ca


Called to the Bar of Ontario: 1983
Areas of Practice: Real Estate Transactions, Corporate and Commercial Matters, Estate Planning and Wills


Aldo Berlingieri has focused his practice of law in the areas of: Real Estate transactions, including purchases, sales, and financing; Corporate and Commercial matters, including incorporations, business acquisitions and sales, re-organizations, franchising, shareholder and partnership agreements, and commercial leasing, and; Estate Planning and Wills, including powers of attorney, trusts, estate administration, and asset protection strategies.

Mr. Berlingieri brings a valuable litigation background to his practice, having appeared before several levels of Ontario Courts and various administrative boards handling client disputes related to his current areas of practice. This unique perspective allows him to provide effective and insightful advice and risk assessment to his clients. His general civil litigation practice has gained him a wealth of experience in Property Law, including failed real estate transactions, construction lien matters, powers of sale, boundary disputes, Ontario Municipal Board hearings, and various Municipal Committee of Adjustment and Board hearings; Corporate and Commercial Law, including breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy proceedings, and enforcement of commercial lease provisions, and; Estates and Wills matters, including beneficiary disputes and various estate litigation matters. Mr. Berlingieri has also represented clients in other diverse areas of law, such as Personal Injury Claims, CPP Appeals, WSIB Hearings, various Provincial Court matters from Highway Traffic Act charges to Environmental Law violations, criminal proceedings, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board hearings, and Coroner’s Inquests.

Aldo Berlingieri was born and raised in Hamilton. He studied at King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario, and graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario in 1981 as a member of the Dean’s Honour List. Mr. Berlingieri has been in private practice since 1983 and joined his present firm and partners practicing under the name of Bartolini, Berlingieri, Barrafato, Fortino LLP, in 1988. Mr. Berlingieri is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Hamilton Law Association, and the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club. He is a past President and Executive Director of the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club, and has served as President and Director on the Board of Volunteer and Non-Profit Community Organizations. Throughout his career, Mr. Berlingieri has frequently provided pro bono legal services to various charitable and non-profit organizations and was also an active volunteer in various youth sports organizations and community advisory boards.

Reno Berlingieri | Partner

Hughson St. office

renob@bbb-lawyers.on.ca


Called to the Bar of Ontario: 1984
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Accident Benefits


Born and raised in Hamilton, Reno attended St. Thomas More High School and went on to graduate from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario. Reno then obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa. After articling in his hometown, Reno formed the law partnership of Bartolini, Berlingieri with the late Mario Bartolini, and developed his expertise in the area of Personal Injury Law. Reno is very proud to have been part of the original Hamilton Personal Injury roundtable, which later evolved into the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, and he continues to be a member today.

Reno has extensive experience with motor vehicle accidents, accident benefits, and slip and fall matters. He has appeared before various levels of court, including the Superior Court of Justice and Divisional Court, as well as administrative tribunals. He is a creative and aggressive advocate on behalf of his clients.

Reno is also a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Advocates’ Society, and is past President of the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club. Reno has always been keenly involved in various charitable organizations, which is an activity he continues to enjoy. When he isn’t fighting for his clients, Reno enjoys playing golf, attending sporting events, and spending time with his friends and family. He lives in Burlington and is married with two children.

Paul Barrafato | Partner

John St. office

pb@bbb-lawyers.on.ca


Called to the Bar of Ontario: 1984
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Accident Benefits, Long-Term Disability, WSIB, CPP


Paul graduated from McMaster University in 1979 with an Honours B.A. in History and Economics. He attended University of Ottawa Law School and graduated in 1982. Paul articled with the law firm of Rayner Oliver in Hamilton and was called to the bar in 1984. He became a partner at Bartolini, Berlingieri, Barrafato, Fortino LLP in 1989. Paul’s practice is restricted exclusively to plaintiff personal injury cases with an emphasis on motor vehicle accidents, accident benefits, long term disability, WSIB, and CPP. The practice has focused on dealing with catastrophic impairment claims.

Paul has appeared before various levels of Courts in Ontario and at administrative tribunals, including the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and the Social Benefits Tribunal. Memberships include the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations, the Hamilton Law Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, and the Advocates’ Society.

Paul’s practice leaves little free time, but any spare time that Paul does have is spent traveling with his family and helping the community, particularly with individuals with autism.

Ben Fortino | Partner

Hughson St. office

ben@bbb-lawyers.on.ca


Called to the Bar of Ontario: 1991
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Accident Benefits, Family Law, Civil Litigation


A proud Hamiltonian, Ben was born and raised there and attended King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario for his undergraduate studies. He completed his law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, graduating with distinction. Upon his call to the Bar, Ben articled with the firm and has an extensive background in a number of different areas of law. He quickly became partner and built his practice in the areas of Civil Litigation and Family Law.

Ben maintains a rather broad litigation practice but focuses primarily on personal injury actions, including motor vehicle claims, accident benefit claims, and slip and fall accidents. His proficiency in this area and his extensive experience in Family Law have distinguished Ben as a notable advocate on behalf of his clients.

He has appeared in various level of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Appeal. He is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, a committee member of the Hamilton Law Association, and a member of the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club.

Ben is a sports fanatic, and in particular, an ardent fan of the Boston Bruins. He also enjoys coaching for various youth sports organizations. Ben lives in Hamilton and is married with two kids.

Nicholas Greer | Associate

John St. office

nick@bbb-lawyers.on.ca


Called to the Bar of Ontario: 2006
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Accident Benefits


Nick is a native of Newmarket, Ontario where he was born and raised. Nick obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor, where he then continued to study law at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law, graduating in 2005. After completing his articles with a prominent and well-respected Hamilton law firm, he was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2006.

Nick joined his current firm as an associate in 2007 and has been a strong advocate for client’s ever since. Appearing before various courts in Ontario, he has focused his practice in the area of Personal Injury Law, with a particular emphasis on tort matters, including motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall claims. He has since broadened his expertise into the area of accident benefits and catastrophic injuries. Nick is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, and the Advocates’ Society.

A talented and accomplished goaltender, Nick was drafted to the Ontario Hockey League prior to pursuing his legal career. In his free time, Nick continues to play hockey, and enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Nev Khangura | Associate

John St. office

nev@bbb-lawyers.on.ca


Called to the Bar of Ontario: 2015
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Accident Benefits


Nev graduated in 2006 from the University of Windsor, with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, majoring in Criminology and Sociology. In 2008, Nev obtained his LL.B from the College of Law of England and Wales. Being a Commonwealth law student in the United Kingdom, Nev was presented to Her Majesty the Queen of England, and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh. He was then called to the Bar in 2009, at the Inns of Court: The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Nev remains a member of The General Council of the Bar (United Kingdom) and The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (Inns of Court).

In 2013, Nev articled in Hamilton with a reputable insurance defence firm and was called to the Bar of Ontario in January 2015. Shortly after, Nev joined Bartolini, Berlingieri, Barrafato, Fortino LLP and has focused his practice on Civil Litigation matters including personal injury claims, accident benefit claims, long-term disability benefits, and catastrophic injuries. Nev has appeared before the Small Claims Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. Nev is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, and the Hamilton Law Association.

In 2017, Nev was part of the Hamilton Lawyers Show, acting in a lead role of Agatha Christie’s, Witness for the Prosecution. As Nev was born and raised in Hamilton, he was honoured to be a part of this long-standing tradition and to be able to give back to the Hamilton legal community.

In his spare time, Nev enjoys local photography and is an enthusiast of the Barclay’s English Premier League; he welcomes a good banter of this entertaining sport.

“Fairness is what justice really is.” -Potter Stewart

Robert M. Berlingieri | Associate

Hughson St. office

robert@bbb-lawyers.on.ca


Called to the Bar of Ontario: 2015
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts, & Estates


Born and raised in Hamilton, Robert joined the firm as an articling student in 2014 and continued as an associate lawyer after his call to the Bar in 2015. Robert practices Civil Litigation with a focus on Personal Injury Law, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall matters, and other general civil claims. He has also expanded his expertise into the areas of Real Estate Law and Wills, Trusts, and Estates Law. Additionally, Robert frequently represents clients charged under the Highway Traffic Act and other provincial offences.

Robert completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Organizational Studies at the University of Western Ontario in 2008. He went on to obtain his J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, graduating Cum Laude in 2013. While in law school, Robert was a member of the Dean's list and was awarded two Certificates of Merit, the highest honour for academic performance, in both his Trial Skills and Research & Writing courses. He was also active in his law school student groups and was Treasurer of the Canadian Law Society and Vice President of the Intramural Sports Organization.

Since joining the firm, Robert has advocated for clients in the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Provincial Court, Small Claims Court, and at administrative bodies, including the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Hamilton Law Association, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers' Association.

Outside of the law, Robert is an avid drummer and movie buff. In his spare time, he also enjoys playing a variety of sports, including soccer and basketball, and is always up for a good chess match.

Matthew J. Cino | Associate

John St. office

matt@bbb-lawyers.on.ca


Called to the Bar of Ontario: 2016
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Accident Benefits


Matt joined the team as an associate in 2016 after completing his articles with the firm. He practices Civil Litigation, comprising of personal injury cases including tort, accident benefits, and other general negligence claims. Matt's primary responsibility is assisting the firm's senior leadership with private arbitrations and trials, and has appeared on behalf of clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the License Appeal Tribunal, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. He is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Advocates' Society, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association.

Matt was born and raised in Hamilton and graduated from McMaster University in 2011 with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. He obtained his LL.B, with First Class Honours, from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom in 2014.

Prior to pursuing his law degree, Matt was active in competitive baseball. He helped lead McMaster University to their first OUA Championship title in 2008, earning Rookie of the Year honours in the process.

Tamur Shah | Associate

John St. office

tamur@bbb-lawyers.on.ca


Called to the Bar of Ontario: 2016
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Accident Benefits


Tamur is a native of Montreal, Quebec and was raised in Oakville, Ontario. Tamur joined the firm in 2016 just before his call to the Bar that same year, after which, he continued as an associate lawyer. Prior to joining the team, Tamur completed his articles with a law firm in Mississauga and focused on the areas of Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Family Law, and Personal Injury Law. Tamur now practices with a stronger emphasis on Personal Injury Law, including tort and accident benefit matters, slip and fall claims, and other negligence claims. He also has experience representing clients charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

Tamur obtained his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Kent, United Kingdom, in 2014. While in law school, Tamur actively participated in many school-related programs, such as mooting and legal clinic, and he was also a member of numerous clubs and sports teams.

Since joining the firm, Tamur has acted for clients in the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Provincial Court, Small Claims Court, and before administrative bodies, such as the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Licensing Appeal Tribunal. He is a member of the Hamilton Law Association and the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association.

Outside of his professional career, Tamur is a voracious reader and book enthusiast. He also enjoys running, working out, and other activities such as skating, toastmasters, and biking.

Alexandria S. Palazzo | Articling Student

Hughson St. office

alexandria@bbb-lawyers.on.ca


In 2013, Alexandria received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from McMaster University in Hamilton, where she was born and raised. She went on to obtain her J.D. from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2017. Alexandria first joined the firm as a summer student and has returned to complete her articles.

During her time in law school, Alexandria worked at the Community Legal Aid Clinic as a Caseworker during the 2015-2016 academic year, involving landlord and tenant disputes and provincial offences. She also had the opportunity to speak at multiple conferences, most notably in 2015, at the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues Annual Law Student Conference, where she spoke about her research on automotive insurance reform in Canada. She also spoke at the UWill Discover Conference at the University of Windsor in 2016, a university-wide conference where she placed first in the Faculty of Law and first in the Border Culture category with her research on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada. In 2017, Alexandria participated in the AFCC’s Walsh Family Negotiation Moot at Osgoode Hall, where she and her partner negotiated a family law dispute with opposing teams from law schools across Ontario.

Alexandria is a passionate sports fan, with a particular interest in Toronto sports and the Indianapolis Colts. She also enjoys spending time in the community with her family and walking her two dogs, Leo and Mia.

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