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Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm


Farris has a well developed Transportation Law practice, and our lawyers have been involved in many of the most significant local and provincial transportation matters.

We regularly act for local and provincial authorities, including the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (Translink) and the City of Vancouver. Our expertise includes public-private partnerships; expropriations; acquisition and interpretation of statutory rights of way and easements; inter-city transportation issues; project financing; administrative tribunals; drafting bylaws, regulations and legislation; property rezoning and general corporate commercial law.

Representative work:

  • Acted in the Province of British Columbia’s public-private partnership for the South Fraser Perimeter Road Project.
  • Acted in the Province of British Columbia’s proposed public-private partnership for the Port Mann/Highway 1 Project, which was completed as a design-build project.
  • Acted in TransLink’s public-private partnership for the Golden Ears Bridge and its toll system.
  • Acted for TransLink in the acquisition by it of numerous properties including the Vancouver Transit Centre.
  • Acted in the reorganization of Seaboard Shipping Company Limited, including establishment of Seaboard General Partnership.
  • Acted for tenants of major terminal facilities in Port Metro Vancouver.
  • Acted in the negotiation and preparation of various agreements and long term lease in conjunction with in-house counsel for the transfer, operation, and maintenance of Skytrain Expo Line and new Skytrain Millennium Line.
  • Acted in the preparation of legislation for and the establishment of South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink).
  • Acted in the establishment of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority, plus renegotiation of AirCare Program Agreement.

Our Lawyers

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Elizabeth J. Harrison, Q.C. Partner eharrison@farris.com 604 661 9367
Maria K. McKenzie Partner mmckenzie@farris.com 604 661 9319
Bradley A. Newby Partner bnewby@farris.com 604 661 9308
Dean A. O’Leary Partner doleary@farris.com 604 661 9316
Paul S. Richardson Partner prichardson@farris.com 604 661 9351