OUR EXPERTS

Like any great organization, our human capital is our greatest asset. Our exceptional service and success rate can only be achieved by first building a first-class team and then cultivating strong personal and business relationships with our clients. That is how we have solidified our reputation as a different type of law firm - a law firm that truly understands the needs of institutional clientele, anticipating their concerns, and providing personalized legal services to accommodate their needs.

LAWYERS

JOSEPH AGUECI, B.A., LL.B.


Joseph Agueci was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1982. He partnered with John Calabretta in 1983 to found the law firm of Agueci Calabretta, Barristers and Solicitors. Joseph's practice focuses exclusively on the provision of mortgage enforcement, unsecured debt enforcement and creditors' rights services.

Joseph is one of Ontario's leading experts in mortgage remedy and enforcement procedures. He acts as external counsel to over 25 financial institutions, including some of Canada's largest Schedule “A” banks, trust companies, credit unions, mortgage lenders and mortgage servicing companies, as well as major title insurance companies and mortgage insurance companies.

Education
Bachelor of Arts, York University
Bachelor of Laws, University of Ottawa

Year of Call 1982
Contact
416.250.5700 x 216
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JOHN CALABRETTA, LL.B.


John Calabretta is a co-founder and Senior Partner at Agueci Calabretta. John obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa in 1981 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1983.

John acts as external counsel to a number of financial institutions, advising and acting on real estate related matters including: conveyancing; title rectification; as well as mortgage enforcement and other secured and unsecured debt enforcement. His other practice areas include corporate; commercial; leasing; and estate administration.

Education
Bachelor of Laws, University of Ottawa

Year of Call 1983
Contact
416.250.5700 x 217
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JAMES (JIM) M. BUTSON, B.A., LL.B.


James Butson is one of Ontario's premier mortgage enforcement litigators. He joined Agueci Calabretta in 1993. James has extensive experience in debt and mortgage enforcement (power of sales), commercial litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, construction lien litigation, collection matters, and landlord tenant disputes.

Since 1988, James has also been an instructor for the Bar Admissions Course at the Law Society of Upper Canada in the areas of Civil Procedure, Advocacy, Creditor/ Debtor Law, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, and Professional Ethics and Responsibility. He lectures at the Law Society of Upper Canada's annual Real Estate Summit and regularly mentors law students preparing to write the Bar Admissions Exams.

Education
Bachelor of Arts, McMaster University
Bachelor of Laws, Queen’s University

Year of Call 1987
Contact
416.250.5700 x 215
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FRANCES AGUECI, B.A., B.ED., LL.B.


Frances Agueci was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1991. Her area of specialization is mortgage remedy and enforcement. Her other practice areas include a focus on estate planning and estate administration. She has lectured on the intricacies of the Substituted Decisions Act, 1992 and related statutes.

Education
Bachelor of Arts, York University
Bachelor of Education, Brock University
Bachelor of Laws, University of Windsor

Year of Call 1991
Contact
416.250.5700 x 223
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LEE GUARINO, LL.B.


Lee Guarino specializes in commercial litigation, mortgage enforcement, collection actions, contractual suits, business and real estate disputes and landlord / tenant matters. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association (C.I.B.P.A.). Lee is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Liberty Village Business Improvement Area and the York Community Services Legal Clinic.

Education
Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School

Year of Call 1994
Contact
416.250.5700 x 222
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RYAN McCONAGHY, Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto


Ryan McConaghy is the most recent addition to the team of lawyers at Agueci Calabretta. Ryan began his legal career practising in the area of family law. He is licensed in both the Province of Ontario and the State of North Carolina, and brings more than 6 years of experience representing several high profile unsecured creditors in debt collection matters. Ryan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association. He has appeared on behalf of his clients in Small Claims Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Bankruptcy Court.

Education
Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto
Juris Doctor, Regent University

Year of Call 2009
Contact
416.250.5700 x 247
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CRISTINA INTERNICOLA , B.A.S., B.A. (Hons), J.D.


Cristina Internicola is an associate of the firm's litigation team focusing on debt and mortgage enforcement (power of sales), commercial litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, collection matters, and landlord tenant disputes.

Cristina joined the firm as a summer student in 2011 and returned to complete her articles in 2012/2013. She attended law school at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, and has appeared before the Landlord Tenant Tribunal, Small Claims Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Education
Bachelor of Administrative Studies, York University
Honours Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, York University
Juris Doctor, University of Windsor

Year of Call 2013
Contact
416.250.5700 x 203
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PARALEGALS

WILLIAM (BILL) J. KELLOWAY, B.A.

Paralegal


Bill Kelloway has made numerous appearances before the Landlord Tenant Board, Provincial Offences Court and Small Claims Court. His primary responsibility is to negotiate settlements on behalf of numerous financial institutions and/or enforce loan agreements through the Small Claims Court.

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Laurentian University
Diploma, Paralegal Studies, Seneca College
Certificate in Mediation, York University

Licensed to Practice as a Paralegal 2010
Contact
416.250.5700 x 220
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LAW CLERKS & LEGAL ASSISTANTS

SARAH ASAAD

Law Clerk


Sarah Asaad works with the post judgment enforcement team preparing legal documents and maintaining communications with clients.

Education
Law Clerk Diploma, Seneca College

Contact
416.250.5700
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NICOLE BENOIT

Law Clerk


Nicole Benoit is responsible for the enforcement of various debt instruments, including loans, small business loans, lines of credit, and HELOC products. Nicole is also an instrumental member of the collections team assisting in the locating of debtors and post-judgment enforcement proceedings.

Education
Law Clerk Diploma, Centennial School of Business

Contact
416.250.5700 x 270
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LANA CHAN

Litigation Law Clerk


Lana Chan is the firm’s litigation law clerk. Reporting to James M. Butson and Cristina Internicola, Lana assists in the preparation and production of court documents.



Contact
416.250.5700 x 212
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DINA COSTA

Senior Law Clerk, Real Estate


Dina Costa is specialized in real estate conveyancing and mortgage transactions. She acts as a Real Estate clerk to Joseph Agueci.

Education
Legal Secretary Diploma, Centennial College
Legal Assistant Program, Centennial College

Contact
416.250.5700 x 231
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DEBORAH DOOLEY

Senior Legal Assistant


Deborah Dooley is specialized in mortgage enforcement and is responsible for the management of a number of portfolios for various Schedule “A” banks and other financial institutions.

Education
Legal Assistant Diploma, Toronto School of Business

Contact
416.250.5700 x 208
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LAURA IANNI

Office Manager


Laura Ianni is one of Agueci Calabretta's longest serving employees. Laura is responsible for office management, accounts payable and receivable, and human resources.

Education
Legal Assistant Diploma,
Retter Business College

Contact
416.250.5700 x 228
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MORENA LIBRALESSO

Senior Law Clerk


Morena Libralesso is one of Agueci Calabretta's longest serving employees. She has vast experience in the power of sale process and manages a number of portfolios for various Schedule "A" Banks and other financial institutions.

Education
Law Clerk Certificate, Humber College


Contact
416.250.5700
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DUELA LICANG

Legal Assistant


Duela Licang assists in the management of an extensive portfolio for one of our Schedule "A" bank clients. Her roles include the enforcement of personal and small business loan defaults, lines of credit, and HELOC products.

Education
Legal Assistant

Contact
416.250.5700 x 241
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LING LI

Senior Law Clerk, Real Estate


Ling Li is specialized in real estate conveyancing and mortgage transactions. She acts as a Real Estate clerk to Joseph Agueci.

Education
Law Clerk Diploma, with High Honours, Seneca College
Bachelor of Arts, Tianjin Foreign Studies University
Masters of Arts, Tianjin Foreign Studies University
LLM, Peking University

Contact
416.250.5700 x 244
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LAURA MA

Law Clerk


Laura Ma is responsible for the enforcement of various debt instructions, including secured small business loans, lines of credit, loans and HELOC products.

Education
Law Clerk Diploma, Centennial College


Contact
416.250.5700 x 236
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KAREN PEDROSO

Manager of Real Estate Services; Senior Law Clerk


Reporting to Joseph Agueci, Karen Pedroso manages the real estate sale process by listing the properties for sale; receiving and reviewing Agreements of Purchase and Sale; as well as submitting claims to Mortgage Insurers, on a post sale basis.

Education
Legal Assistant Diploma, Humber College
Law Clerk Certification Program, Law Society of Upper Canada

Contact
416.250.5700 x 218
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KRISTEN REID

Law Clerk


Kristen Reid is responsible for the enforcement of unsecured debt instruments, including personal loans, small business loans and lines of credit. She is responsible for the preparation of various court documents for the Small Claims Court.

Education
Law Clerk Diploma, Centennial College

Contact
416.250.5700 x 227
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ANNA POLYAK

Law Clerk


Anna Polyak is experienced in litigation/creditor's right for both mortgage enforcement and unsecured debt. Anna assists in the management of an extensive portfolio for one of our Schedule 'A' bank clients.

Education
Law Clerk Diploma, Centennial College

Contact
416.250.5700 x 247
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MICHELLE SUN

Senior Law Clerk


Michelle Sun is responsible for the enforcement of various debt instructions, including secured small business loans, lines of credit, loans and HELOC products.

Education
Law Clerk Diploma, with High Honours, Seneca College Bachelor of Arts, Liaoning University

Contact
416.250.5700 x 210
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LUCY TANTALO

Senior Legal Assistant


Lucy Tantalo is a Senior Legal Assistant, specialized in mortgage enforcement. She oversees significant portfolios that include a Schedule "A" Bank and other large mortgage lending institutions.

Education
Legal Assistant Diploma, Seneca College

Contact
416.250.5700 x 229
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BERNADETTE TORRES

Law clerk


Bernadette Torres is specialized in mortgage enforcement and assists in the management of portfolios for various Schedule "A" Banks and other financial institutions

Education
Law Clerk Certificate, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO)

Contact
416.250.5700 x 232
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SONJIA VASCOTTO

Legal Assistant


Sonjia Vascotto is a member of the Creditors' Rights group and provides administrative assistance with respect to judgment enforcement.

Education
Legal Assistant Diploma, Sheridan College

Contact
416.250.5700 x 213
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KAY WONG

Real Estate Clerk


Kay Wong is specialized in Real Estate conveyancing and mortgage transactions. She acts as a Real Estate clerk to John Calabretta.



Contact
416.250.5700 x 226
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KELLY BROOKS

Collections Manager


Kelly Brooks manages our team of collectors and oversees file collection activity from assignment to satisfaction. With 20 years of experience within the collection industry, Kelly has demonstrated the necessary skills required to effectively locate, investigate, and communicate with debtors.



Contact
416.250.5700 x 205
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LEEANN TUNZI

Resolution Specialist


Leeann Tunzi began her career in the collection industry in 2009 as a collector. Leeann’s dedication and professionalism enabled her to become part of the quality assurance team at her previous agency, where she was instrumental in ensuring compliance with client directives. Leeann has vast experience with several lending institutions and a thorough understanding of unsecured debt enforcement.

Education
B.F.A., Ontario College of Arts and Design

Contact
416.250.5700 x 271
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OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

JOANNE INFANTI

Receptionist


With over 26 years of continual service, Joanne Infanti is the second longest serving employee of the firm. Joanne is the face of the office and first point of contact.


Contact
416.250.5700 x 201
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SARAH FACCHINI

Administration


Sarah Facchini assists in file management, file storage and digitization of documents. Sarah's responsibilities also inventory management and other administrative roles.


Contact
416.250.5700 x 236
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ANGELO MARINO

IT Specialist





Contact
416.250.5700
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DAVID MARINO

IT Specialist





Contact
416.250.5700
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ROBERT MORAN

In-House Process Server





Contact
416.250.5700
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RADCLIFFE REYNOLDS

In-House Courier





Contact
416.250.5700
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