Conference Speaker

Francesco Deo, B.A. (Hons.), J.D.

Fine & Deo Condominium Lawyers

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Prior to becoming an associate at Fine & Deo, Francesco earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from York University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. While pursuing his law degree at the University of Ottawa, Francesco completed internships in the areas of insurance defence, litigation, and condominium law. Francesco graduated from law school in May of 2017 and was called to the Bar in June of 2018.

As an associate at Fine & Deo, Francesco Deo is focused on all areas of condominium law, litigation, and governance. Francesco has conducted and assisted in various condominium-based litigation matters before the Landlord and Tenant Board, the Small Claims Court, and the Superior Court of Justice. He has also acted as chairperson for condominium meetings and frequently advises condominium boards on a variety of issues, including condominium by-laws and rules, proxies, meeting procedures, shared facilities, human rights, vendor contracts, and more. Francesco plays an important role at Fine & Deo in keeping condominium boards, managers, and owners up-to-date with the ongoing implementation of the recent amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998.

Francesco's long-term vision is to give back to the condominium industry, and to help evolve and shape the industry in a positive manner. Francesco's work has been published in the Condovoice Magazine. He is also a member of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) and the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO). Francesco also currently serves on the CCI-Toronto Legislative Committee, where he works to maintain contact and provide feedback to government ministries with respect to the condominium industry.