Gianfranco (Frank) G. Piccin

Gianfranco Piccin graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1971.  He articled with and was a member of the Gambin and Bratty law firm specializing in civil and criminal litigation from 1973 to 1978.  He then formed the Borgatti & Piccin law firm where he initially assumed the responsibilities of civil and criminal litigation.  Frank's practice expanded rapidly and in 1988 he formed a new firm which has become Piccin Bottos. 


Frank continues to specialize in litigation and has particular expertise in real estate litigation and power of sale proceedings.

905-850-0155 ext. 243

Osgoode Hall Law School, 1971

Civil Litigation

Criminal Litigation

Mortgage Enforcement

Jonathan V.B. Piccin

Jonathan graduated cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law, and completed his LLM at the University of Toronto, prior to receiving his call to the Ontario Bar in June 2015, and joining Piccin, Bottos Barristers & Solicitors. On January 1, 2024, Jonathan founded Piccin Bottos Professional Corporation, intent on continuing to build on the successes of Piccin, Bottos Barristers & Solicitors.


His practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, including corporate/commercial disputes, construction lien litigation, and estate litigation, however, he also has experience handling criminal litigation matters.

905-850-0155 ext. 240

Michigan State University College of Law, 2013 (J.D)

University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2014 (LLM)

Civil Litigation

Construction Lien Litigation

Estate Litigation

Criminal Litigation

Elizabeth A. Bottos

Elizabeth Anne Bottos obtained an Honors BA in English from York University, and her LL.B from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, in 1979. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981, and shortly thereafter began working at Piccin Bottos.


She practices mainly in the area of Corporate/Commercial Law serving numerous Corporate/Commercial clients. Her practice involves a variety of business transactions including acquisition of shares and assets, corporate re-organizations, corporate financing, shareholder and partnership agreements and numerous other commercial agreement.


Elizabeth is an active participant in her community, and has served as a volunteer member on several City of Vaughan Task Forces, including: Task Force in Community Safety; Task Force on Democratic Participation; and Task Force in Pedestrian Safety. She currently serves as a member of the Finance Council at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, in Woodbridge, Ontario, and has served as a Director and Secretary of the Famee Furlane Toronto, a non-profit cultural club established in 1932 by Italians from the Friuli region of Italy.

905-850-0155 ext. 239

Windsor Law School, 1979

Corporate/Commercial Transactions

Paul R. Bottos

Paul R. Bottos was enrolled concurrently in the Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Environmental Studies for Urban Planning and Land Development.  He obtained his degree in Law in 1990, and his Master's degree in Environmental Studies in 1991.  He articled with a Toronto-based firm and was invited to join our firm after his call to the Bar in 1992.


Paul’s practice and experience involves representing clients on various matters relating to: Residential and Commercial acquisitions/dispositions of real property; residential and commercial lending transactions; planning and development law, including residential subdivisions and condominium developments; condominium law; construction lien claims and disputes; and real estate litigation.

905-850-0155 ext. 252

Osgoode Hall Law School, 1990

Construction Lien Litigation

Residential/Condominium Planning and Development

Civil Litigation

Real Estate

Phillip A. Pittini

Phillip A. Pittini graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000.   He worked as a summer student with Piccin Bottos during his second year of law school and subsequently completed his articles with the firm. Following his call to the Bar, Phillip was invited to join the firm in February 2002. Phillip has appeared before various levels of court and administrative tribunals, and has gained valuable experience in litigation, administrative law and immigration law however his current practice primarily focuses on real estate and estates law.


Phillip has extensive experience in residential and commercial purchase, sale, mortgage and refinancing transactions and can assist you with the review of your Agreement of Purchase and Sale.  Phillip also maintains an estate practice advising clients on wills, powers of attorney and estate planning matters and would be happy to assist you with the preparation of your Last Will and Testament and Powers of Attorney and with the administration of an estate.

905-850-0155 ext. 241

Osgoode Hall Law School, 2000

Real Estate

Estate Planning and Administration

Alessandra V. Miele

Alessandra joined Piccin Bottos as a student in 2018 and returned in 2019 as a articling student, at which time she gained valuable experience in family law, criminal law, and civil litigation. Following her call to the Ontario Bar in January 2020, she was welcomed back to Piccin Bottos as an associate lawyer.


Alessandra obtained her LL.B from the University of Kent, where she graduated in the top 15% of her class and was the recipient of the Herbert Smith Freehills award for the best performance in the Law of Contracts module. Prior to law school, she graduated with Honours from York University with a Bachelor of Arts and pursued further education at Seneca College with a post-graduate diploma in paralegal studies and graduated top of her class. She worked in a boutique firm which specialized in WSIB related injuries and a large insurance firm with a focus on accident benefit claims while being a licensed paralegal.


Alessandra’s primary focus is on Estate Administration, Estate Planning (including Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Trusts), Family Law and Corporate Law. She provides her clients with comprehensive legal advice while being attuned to her client’s needs, so that clients can make informed decisions, in often difficult situations.

905-850-0155 ext. 234

University of Kent, 2018

Estate Administration

Estate Planning (Wills, POAs, Trusts)

Corporate Law

Family Law

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