Mario Caron is a senior partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada and Chair of the Canadian real estate team. His focus is real estate M&A, project development and financing, commercial leasing and municipal taxation. He also has a more general commercial practice that involves representing corporations upon start-up and in major transactions such as acquisitions and joint ventures. Mr. Caron acts on behalf of several Canadian and foreign corporations and regularly advises a number of pension funds and financial institutions, particularly in the areas of real estate development, project financing and the establishment of tax-driven vehicles for the holding of assets. He studied law at Laval University and University of Western Ontario and was called to the Québec Bar in 1984. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Urban Development Institute where he chairs the Economic Development Committee.