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Meet the AGBL Team

Our team includes lawyers, law clerks, legal assistants, and administrative professionals, working together to provide you with timely service as well as considered and balanced legal advice.

Our law clerks and legal support team are trained professionals who provide independent legal work, especially for straightforward and administrative matters. They also carry out managerial responsibilities under the direction and guidance of an AGBL lawyer and assist our lawyers with more complex legal matters.

Anthony Gaetan Buttigieg, B.A. (Hons), LL.B, T.E.P.

Anthony Gaetan Buttigieg, B.A. (Hons), LL.B, T.E.P.

Wills & Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Real Estate

Anthony Gaetan Buttigieg has been practicing law since graduating from the University of Ottawa law school in 1987. He also holds a four-year honours bachelor’s degree in geography and planning from the same university.

While at Ottawa U, Gaetan served as the Articles Editor for the Ottawa Law Review, as a volunteer with the Ottawa Law Information Line, and as a caseworker with the University of Ottawa Legal Aid Society. He also participated in the Moot Court Program and provided continuing legal education service, preparing and delivering seminars to the public on how to access legal services. Immediately after law school, Gaetan began his career in Toronto with a large Bay Street firm comprised of 80 lawyers where he focused on wills and estates, corporate, commercial, and real estate law.

Gaetan returned to Ottawa in 1996. Originally a full-service private practice, AGB Lawyers now concentrates on Family Law and Estate Law, with the idea of providing personalized service to all the firm's clients. Today, AGBL is known for using a client-focused, holistic approach that recognizes both the business and personal aspects of clients’ legal needs.

As the firm’s founder, a large part of Gaetan’s role is to mentor the law clerks and other lawyers and to manage the staff, together with AGBL’s records & HR manager, Kristina Lewis.

Personal and Professional Activities and Achievements
  • Involved with several local chambers of commerce and business-networking organizations, including a group for owners of small businesses where he served a term as president
  • Frequent speaker at legal information seminars aimed at seniors and others focusing on topics such as family law, wills and estates, real estate, and small business start-up
  • Three times nominated for the Nepean Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award (2010, 2011, and 2012)
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Certified notary public

You can reach Gaetan at 613-232-8832, ext. 228 or contact him by email.

Yvonna Conte, B.A., J.D.

Associate Lawyer

Yvonna advocates passionately for her clients in family, estate, and real estate law, and is driven to achieve the best possible outcome.

As a family lawyer, Yvonna assists clients with drafting and negotiating Marriage Contracts and Separation Agreements, helps clients navigate property division, child and spousal support claims, and custody and access matters. As an estate lawyer, Yvonna helps clients with all matters relating to estate planning and administration. In real estate matters, her experience as a mortgage broker offers a unique advantage as she helps clients maneuver the often complex world of real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, and refinances.

Yvonna approaches every situation holistically, looking at the big picture throughout the process. She treats each client with compassion and respect to ensure that they feel understood and heard.

Yvonna speaks Russian fluently and is happy to assist her clients in either Russian or English.

Yvonna earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa. She received a Bachelor’s Degree with honours in Law and Society from York University.

Outside of work, Yvonna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her two cats, reading, and watching reality television.

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • County of Carleton Law Association

You can reach Yvonna at 613-232-8832, or contact her by email.


Mafanway Buttigieg

Law Clerk, Estate Planning, Estate Admin and Real Estate

Stay tuned, my bio is coming soon.

Faye Hecht

Faye Hecht

Legal Assistant, Family Law

Stay tuned, my bio is coming soon.

Delivering Better Service Through Better Understanding

To ensure our clients have access to a broad range of services, AGB Lawyers maintains strategic affiliations with a variety of professional businesses and legal firms.

We have confidence that our affiliates provide the same high level of service that we insist upon and are often able to book our clients with priority appointments on short notice.

Legal Affiliates

AGBL’s affiliation with other law firms enables our clients to quickly obtain a consultation in any area of law that may be outside our area of practice.

Some examples include matters related to:

  • Criminal Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Immigration Law, including business visas and permits

Non-Legal Business Affiliates

Getting results for our clients is a role we take seriously. But sometimes legal services are only one part of the services a client requires.

In order to provide our clients with a more complete set of services, AGBL also maintains affiliations with over 100 reputable businesses in the Ottawa area.

We are pleased to promote a holistic approach to client services: providing additional information, support and services, in an effort to improve the lives of our clients and their businesses.

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