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Goodmans LLP

Hospitality

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What the team is known for

Toronto-based law firm Goodmans is a hospitality powerhouse regularly servicing global hotel chains, REITs, investors and management companies. Its hospitality law group is highly adept at handling major hotel transactions, with impressive expertise in relation to management agreements and licensing. It is frequently sought out to act on high-profile asset deals, including in the mountain resort sector. The team demonstrates further skill in related financing, development and construction mandates and is highly experienced in international mandates, notably concerning resort management and development.

Work highlights

A Goodmans team led by Bram Green acted for InnVest Hotels on the acquisition of one of Toronto's tallest luxury hotels from JCF Capital.

Notable practitioners

Bram Green is regularly retained by leading hotels in Canada to advise on the acquisition and sale of single assets and property portfolios.
"He is excellent and very helpful. He is a smart and practical guy, and just gets the deal done."

Jeffrey Citron has experience negotiating a range of management agreements alongside his work on hotel development financing. Citron advised Bank of Montreal on the negotiation of a loan agreement for the acquisition of the Ramada Hotel by Wyndham.

Mario Di Fiore advises clients on a variety of hospitality concerns, from acquisitions to matters involving hotel management, financing and licensing agreements.
"Mario is super strong on franchising and management and he is excellent, very detail-oriented." "Mario is really well considered in the industry."

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Overview

Goodmans has a long history and is a recognized leader in the hospitality industry. Our lawyers devote significant time to this practice, specializing in management company representation, owner and lender representation, and joint ventures both in North America and internationally.

Goodmans Hospitality Group provides a range of legal services to a cross-section of the hospitality industry, including hotel and resort developers and owners, project lenders and management companies. Projects include the purchase, sale, financing and franchising of numerous hotels, resorts and related facilities, as well as hotel and resort related joint venture and mixed use projects.

By blending this skill set with the related practices of commodity tax, construction law, real estate, municipal and land planning, litigation, intellectual property and labour and employment practice groups, we provide the business insights and legal advice required to navigate this competitive and fast growing industry.

Members

Di Fiore, Mario (Head of Department)

Green, Bram (Head of Department)

Citron, Jeffrey A.

Nadler, David

Hospitality

Goodmans LLP

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Location

Bay Adelaide Centre

333 Bay Centre, Suite 3400

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5H 2S7

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Hospitality


Jeffrey A. Citron
Band 3
Mario Di Fiore
Band 1