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Franco Trasolini

Franco Trasolini

Partner
Managing Partner, Vancouver Office
About

Franco Trasolini is Managing Partner of the Vancouver Office and is engaged in a general real estate and commercial practice, including all aspects of real estate development, leasing, sales and acquisitions and other land-related transactions, with a particular emphasis on strata developments.

A native of Vancouver, Franco was educated at the University of British Columbia under the Commerce/Law program.

Bar admissionsBritish Columbia, 1988

EXPERIENCE

  • Counsel to Thompson Rivers University with respect to the development of the University’s urban master planned community on the University campus
  • Counsel to Oxford Properties Group in the development of a new 36 storey, 540,000 square foot AAA class office tower in downtown Vancouver, together with other downtown properties
  • Counsel to Nanaimo Port Authority with respect to the development of various projects on Port Authority lands including the Duke Point Terminal Modernization Project, the BC Vehicle Processing Centre, the Western Canada Marine Response Centre and the Port of Nanaimo cruise ship facility and terminal
  • Counsel to Mission Group Enterprises Ltd. with respect to various projects, including a joint venture with the University of British Columbia for the development of a mixed-use institutional, commercial and residential project in downtown Kelowna consisting of three residential/commercial towers
  • Counsel to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, as Receiver-Manager, with respect to the marketing and sale of a multi-unit residential project in Castlegar, BC
  • Acted for the UBC Alma Mater Society in the development of a new $103 million Student Union Building on the University of British Columbia campus
  • Acted for the Seller of a 26.7 acre multi-tenanted prime industrial site in Coquitlam, BC
  • Acted for the Developer in the subdivision and sale of a 14 lot development property in West Kelowna, BC
  • Acted for the Developer in the subdivision and sale of a 22 lot bare land strata project in Windermere, BC
  • Acted for the Seller of a 71 unit residential apartment building located in Burnaby, BC
Languages
  • English
Education
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1987
  • B.Comm. (Honours), University of British Columbia, 1987

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Real Estate Law), 2016-2023
  • Chambers Canada (Real Estate - British Columbia), Recognized Practitioner, 2018-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished® Peer Review Rated
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Real Estate), 2016, 2018-2019, 2021-2023

Community Involvement

  • Trustee, Vancouver College
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, Vancouver College Limited
  • Former Director, St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College
  • Former Director, Catholic Family Services
  • Former member, Selection Committee, B.C. New-Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
  • Past President, Canadian-Italian Business and Professional Association of B.C.
  • Former Director, Family Services of Greater Vancouver
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Strata Property Act, Land Title Act
  • Lecturer, Professional Legal Training Course, Real Estate issues
  • Former coach, Point Grey Soccer Club, Dunbar Soccer, Dunbar Little League

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Past Chair, Real Property Section (Vancouver), Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
  • Former member, Law Society Conveyancing Practices Task Force
  •  Contributing Author, British Columbia Mortgages Practice Manual
  • Former member, Canadian Bar Association, Real Estate Sub-Committee with respect to the drafting of the new Strata Property Act
  •  Former member, Canadian Bar Association, Real Estate Sub-Committee on amendments to the Real Estate Act
  •  Member, Real Property Section (Vancouver), Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch]
  • Member, Business Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch

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