Mario Paura is head of the Real Estate Group in the Toronto office and co-head of the National Real Estate Group. He is an active member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, co-leader of the Retail Group and member of the Management Committee. Mario’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of commercial real estate, financing, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial leasing. Mario’s commercial real estate practice includes all aspects involving the purchase, sale, financing and development of all asset classes including retail and commercial, industrial and office, multi-residential, hospitality and entertainment properties for both private and public companies and REITs. In his banking practice, he has acted for both borrowers and lenders in domestic and international, secured and unsecured financings. In connection with his mergers and acquisitions practice, Mario regularly advises clients on purchases and divestitures of businesses by way of share and asset purchases, partnerships and joint ventures. Mario is a member of the Real Property Sections of both the Canadian Bar Association (Real Property section) and the American Bar Association (“ABA”). In 2016, he was inducted into the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA).