Douglas Zorrilla 

Douglas Zorrilla

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.893.7637
e: Douglas.Zorrilla@mcmillan.ca

overview

Douglas is an associate in the Commercial Real Estate group of McMillan's Vancouver office. He assists clients with real estate transactions involving all aspects of acquisition, financing, subdivision, development, leasing and sale of commercial and residential properties. Douglas’ practice also focuses on general corporate and commercial transactions.

Douglas is also a member of the firm’s business immigration practice, and advises clients on a wide range of business immigration matters, including labour market impact assessments, temporary residence applications, intra-company transfers and business visitor, professional work permit applications, provincial nominees applications, and permanent residence applications.

Douglas joined the firm in 2016 as a senior commercial real estate paralegal, and in 2017 he began his accreditation process through the National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to practice law in B.C. Douglas attended the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and completed NCA required coursework through the graduate-level program for foreign lawyers. Douglas obtained his Certificate of Qualifications from the National Committee on Accreditation in 2019 and completed his articles with the firm in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Douglas worked with a Vancouver immigration law firm as an immigration consultant, as well as with a major Vancouver law firm as a real estate paralegal and immigration consultant, and with a New Westminster law firm as a real estate/corporate paralegal.

Douglas received his legal degree in Law and Political Science from Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University, Lima, Peru in 2001 and after receiving a post graduate degree in Real Property Registry Law became a lawyer in 2006. Douglas was called to the Lima bar in 2007 and worked as a lawyer in Lima until 2010.

Publications

July 20 Update: POLICY STATEMENT 17 - Extension of the Early Marketing Period in Response to COVID-19
Court Dismisses Interim Relief Sought by Homeowners Currently Challenging the Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act
COVID 19 – Governor in Council Order Prohibition of Entry into Canada to Minimize the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada: What Employers Need to Know
British Columbia's New Beneficial Ownership Registry
The CSAIR: Everything You Need to Know about BC's New Pre-Sale Assignment Registry

Education

  • National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada , Certificate of Qualification - 2019
  • University of British Columbia, Graduate-level program for foreign lawyers - 2018-2019
  • Ashton College , Immigration Law Diploma - 2012
  • University of San Martin de Porres, Post Graduate Diploma in Real Property Registry Law - 2006
  • Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University, LLB - 2001

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 2020
  • Called to the Lima, Peru bar - 2007

Practices

business immigration
commercial real estate
construction
leasing
mergers and acquisitions
municipal and land use planning law
real estate acquisitions and divestitures
real estate financing

Industries

automotive
banking
banking, finance and insurance
commercial real estate
construction
mining

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association (British Columbia Branch) – Real Estate and Immigration subsections
  • Mortgage Investment Association of British Columbia
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Douglas is an associate in the Commercial Real Estate group of McMillan's Vancouver office. He assists clients with real estate transactions involving all aspects of acquisition, financing, subdivision, development, leasing and sale of commercial and residential properties. Douglas’ practice also focuses on general corporate and commercial transactions.

Douglas is also a member of the firm’s business immigration practice, and advises clients on a wide range of business immigration matters, including labour market impact assessments, temporary residence applications, intra-company transfers and business visitor, professional work permit applications, provincial nominees applications, and permanent residence applications.

Douglas joined the firm in 2016 as a senior commercial real estate paralegal, and in 2017 he began his accreditation process through the National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to practice law in B.C. Douglas attended the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and completed NCA required coursework through the graduate-level program for foreign lawyers. Douglas obtained his Certificate of Qualifications from the National Committee on Accreditation in 2019 and completed his articles with the firm in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Douglas worked with a Vancouver immigration law firm as an immigration consultant, as well as with a major Vancouver law firm as a real estate paralegal and immigration consultant, and with a New Westminster law firm as a real estate/corporate paralegal.

Douglas received his legal degree in Law and Political Science from Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University, Lima, Peru in 2001 and after receiving a post graduate degree in Real Property Registry Law became a lawyer in 2006. Douglas was called to the Lima bar in 2007 and worked as a lawyer in Lima until 2010.