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Rocco “Rocky” Vacca, BA. (Hons.) LL.B

Partner

Phone: 905-357-5863

Email: rvacca@sullivanmahoney.com

Areas of Law

Administrative Law, Business Law, Estates, Wills and Trusts, Municipal and Land-Use Planning Law, Real Estate Law

Intro

Rocky is a well-known and accomplished lawyer who practices out of the Niagara Falls office. Rocky is engaged in a practice focused primarily on business law, municipal law and local government, planning and development law and real estate law.

Full Bio

Rocky is counsel to many leaders of the hospitality industry in the Niagara Region. He is frequently involved in representing clients in the acquisition, sale, financing and leasing of high rise hotels, commercial buildings, shopping plazas and other types of commercial property. He assists clients at all stages of business growth including the incorporation of companies, preparing and reviewing shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements and joint venture agreements and the acquisition, sale and financing of businesses. Rocky is Co-Chair of our Administrative Law Group. He represents a large number of developers and homebuilders in securing development approvals. He regularly appears before Committees of Adjustment, Municipal Councils, the Ontario Municipal Board, the Assessment Review Board and other tribunals.

Education

Admitted to Ontario Bar – 1997
B.A. (Hons.) – University of Western Ontario – 1992
LL.B – University of Western Ontario – 1995

Professional Activities

Member of Region of Niagara Public Advisory Committee on Development Charges

Associations

Member – Law Society of Upper Canada
Member – Ontario Bar Association, a branch of the Canadian Bar Association
Member of the Municipal Law, Business Law and Real Estate Law Sections of the Ontario Bar Association
Member – Lincoln County Law Association
Member – Niagara Falls Bar Association
Member of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority as appointed by order of the Governor General in Council of Canada and a member of the Executive Committee
Founding Member, Past President and Honourary Solicitor of the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Niagara Inc. (CIBPA Niagara)
Member – United Way Elimination Draw Fundraising Committee
Member of St. Vincent de Paul School Parent’s Council