Mario Di Fiore
Mario Di Fiore is a partner and Chair of the Hospitality Group at Goodmans. Mario has a transactional practice that encompasses corporate law, banking, private company acquisitions, international mergers and acquisitions and financings for both borrowers and lenders.
A significant portion of Mario’s practice focuses on the hotel and leisure industry and on the negotiation and implementation of acquisition, related structuring, financing and management and operational agreements in which he has extensive experience.
He has represented a number of hotel owners and operators in their arrangements involving the acquisition, financing, operation and management of hotels, resorts and mixed-use projects in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Mario is the only lawyer ranked Band 1 (the highest ranking) for hospitality by Chambers Canada 2019. Chambers comments that he is “highly esteemed as a leader in the hospitality sector, with his very strong practice receiving widespread recognition”. Clients highlight his “very good grasp of hotel businesses and co-operative approach”.
Mario represented Bvlgari S.p.A. in the formation of a $1 billion joint venture with Marriott International Inc. to form Bvlgari Hotels and Resorts. Most recently, Mario has been involved in transactions relating to the following properties: Solage, Calistoga, Bishop’s Lodge, Chileno Bay and Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection, The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Le Germain at Maple Leaf Square, Toronto, Le Germain Hotel Calgary, Thompson Hotel, Toronto and Four Seasons’ properties in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bogota, Colombia, Hvar, Croatia, Paris, France, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Tianjin, China.
Mario has been a partner at Goodmans since 1998.