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Our Team

The lawyers of McHugh Whitmore LLP are committed to assisting clients navigate complex legal issues.

Ralph Ionico

PartnerB.Sc. B.Ed. LL.B.
Ralph Ionico's practice areas include Land Development, Real Estate, and Corporate-Commercial matters. With a prime focus in Land Development, Ralph represents the interests of those building our communities, namely developers and builders, as they navigate all aspects of the land development process, including land acquisition, subdivision and condominium approvals, and unit sales.
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Michael MacPherson

PartnerB.A. (Hons) LL.B.
Michael MacPherson’s practice areas comprise Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Real Estate and Collaborative Family Law. Michael applies his expertise by helping clients with the often sensitive nature of preparing and administrating wills, trusts, and domestic agreements. Michael is a long-standing Board member of the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic Child Centre Inc., a member of the Niagara Collaborative Practice Group and the Hamilton Law Association,
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Ceili Boer

PartnerB.A. (Hons.) J.D.
Ceili Boer is a civil and commercial litigator whose practice includes Employment Law, Construction Law (including the preservation and perfection of construction liens) and Estate Litigation matters. Ceili’s commercial litigation practice includes but is not limited to general debt collection matters, issues relating to breach of fiduciary duties and restrictive covenants which sometimes requires injunctive relief, shareholder disputes and commercial lease disputes
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Michael John McHugh

PartnerB.E.S. (Hons.) M.E.S. J.D.
Michael John McHugh's practice areas include Corporate-Commercial, Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration. Within his Corporate-Commercial practice, Michael focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and secured lending. Within his Estates practice, Michael advises clients on appropriate strategies when drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney and Trusts tailored to his client's needs. Michael currently sits on the Board of Epilepsy
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David Ionico

PartnerB.A. (Hons.) J.D.
David Ionico’s practice areas include Commercial Real Estate, with a focus on Land Development, and Corporate-Commercial. In his Land Development practice, David routinely assists land developers and builders in all aspects of the land development process, including land acquisition, subdivision and condominium approvals and unit sales. David also assists clients with a variety of Corporate-Commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations
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Catherine Ivey

AssociateB.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
Catherine Ivey practices exclusively in the area of Corporate-Commercial Law. Although she has diverse experience in this field, her practice focuses on incorporations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, commercial leasing, and secured lending. Catherine has served on several Boards, including the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton and the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Hamilton Law Association.
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Rebecca Locksley

AssociateB.A. (Hons.) J.D.
Rebecca Locksley joined McHugh Whitmore LLP following a clerkship with the Superior Court of Justice. Rebecca is now developing a practice dealing with general civil and commercial litigation matters, utilizing her experience dealing with complex mortgage enforcement issues. Of particular interest for Rebecca is litigation arising in the context of real estate development and transactions, commercial leasing, and construction. Rebecca routinely appears before the Superior
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William Chang

AssociateB.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
William Chang is developing a practice in the areas of Corporate-Commercial, Real Estate and Estate Planning. William routinely assists clients in completing a variety of Corporate-Commercial and Real Estate transactions. William is a member of the Hamilton Law Association.
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Alexander Lucarelli

AssociateB.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
Alexander Lucarelli is developing a practice in the area of Real Estate. Alexander routinely assists clients with residential and commercial purchases, sales and refinances. Alexander is a member of the Hamilton Law Association.
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Robert Di Battista

AssociateB.Sc. (Hons.), J.D.
Robert Di Battista is developing a practice in the areas of Commercial Real Estate and Land Development. Robert routinely assists developers and builders in all aspects of the land development process, including land acquisition, subdivision and condominium approvals and unit sales. Robert is a member of the West End Home-Builders’ Association and the Hamilton Law Association.
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Ralph Ionico

PartnerB.Sc. B.Ed. LL.B.
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Michael MacPherson

PartnerB.A. (Hons) LL.B.
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Ceili Boer

PartnerB.A. (Hons.) J.D.
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Michael John McHugh

PartnerB.E.S. (Hons.) M.E.S. J.D.
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David Ionico

PartnerB.A. (Hons.) J.D.
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Catherine Ivey

AssociateB.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
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Rebecca Locksley

AssociateB.A. (Hons.) J.D.
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William Chang

AssociateB.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
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Alexander Lucarelli

AssociateB.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
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Robert Di Battista

AssociateB.Sc. (Hons.), J.D.
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