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Mario D. Deo Partner

B.A., LL.B.

mdeo@finedeo.com
905.760.1800 x225
905.760.0050

Assistants

Liz Hatley

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lhatley@finedeo.com

Myra Munir

905.760.1800 x248
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Mario Deo

"Early in my career I was taught how to build relationships with people and provide excellent customer service. Getting to know someone is about engaging in conversations, truly listening to what they say and understanding their objectives and not your own. "

Mario Deo

Bio

Mario is known for his positive demeanor, genuine approach, and the high value he places on client and peer relationships.

A senior partner with Fine & Deo, Mario completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics before attending law school at the University of Western Ontario.  As a nationally recognized condominium lawyer, Mario’s focus is on representing condominium corporations.

Having written and published numerous articles on a wide variety of issues related to condominium law, Mario is widely recognized and highly regarded as an expert on condominium law. He also holds numerous teaching and volunteer positions. He has lectured at the Law Society of Upper Canada on issues relating to condominium law and law practice issues and has been a presenter at numerous Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) and Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) conferences and luncheons.  He has taught courses on condominium law at both Humber and Seneca College and since 1993 has delivered the Condo 101 and the Advanced Directors Courses offered by the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI).

Mario has been appointed as a legal expert in condominium issues to the Tarion Consumer Advisory Committee. He currently serves as President of CCI-Toronto, is a past editor of Condo Voice Magazine, and is a member of the ACMO/CCI Conference Committee.

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1987
  • LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1986
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1982

Memberships

  • Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) / Canadian Condominium Institute Toronto Chapter (CCI-T), Conference Committee Member
  • Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO), Member
  • Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI), Member
  • Canadian Condominium Institute Toronto Chapter (CCI-T), President, 2014-2015

Recognition

  • President’s Award, Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO), 2006

Condo Blog Posts

Feb 03, 2017

Kitec Plumbing Guide

Kitec plumbing is a significant issue in many condominiums built between approximately ​1995 and​ 2007.

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Jan 31, 2017

First Draft Regulation - Condominium Management Services Act, 2015

The first draft regulation to support the implementation of the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (“CMSA”) has been developed b...

Jan 31, 2017

First Draft Regulation - Condominium Management Services Act, 2015

The first draft regulation to support the implementation of the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (“CMSA”) has been developed b...

May 27, 2016

Competition Bureau - Condominium Industry Investigation

What you need to know as a Condominium Corporation, Director, or Manager   We at Fine and Deo are carefully reviewing and providing advic...

Apr 05, 2016

Beware of hidden obligations to purchase insurance

Toronto and GTA condominiums need to be vigilant when signing contracts for services. There are literally hundreds of issues that may arise in cont...

Publications

Oct 30, 2017

Records Requests: Answers to Discussion Scenarios

This document provides answers to the discussion questions posed in the Records Request ​paper.

Oct 30, 2017

Guide to Records Requests

This paper provides a detailed guide to records requests under the new amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998. At the end of this paper,...

Dec 01, 2013

Condozilla....Really?

The Condo Game: Intense and Negative As published in the Winter 2013 edition of CondoVoice Magazine. On November 21, 2013, the CBC program &l...

Nov 04, 2010

The Condominium President's Role

We all strive to be the best we can be, especially when we are placed in a position of authority and responsibility. If you are the president of a...

Oct 15, 2010

Newsletters & Websites: Communication, Caution, and Common Sense

The number of condominium corporations developing their own websites and newsletters increases steadily year to year, as an easy and efficient meth...

Media Centre

Feb 15, 2010

Condominium Radio Ad - Condominium Expertise - Mario Deo

Fine & Deo's newest Condominium Radio Ad currently airing on 680 News.

News

Sep 18, 2017

New Condominium Legislation: Protecting Condominium Owners Act (Bill 106) - Legislative and Regulatory Update

Mario and Michael presented a Legislative and Regulatory Update for "New Condominium Legislation: Protecting Condominium Owners Act (Bill 106)" on ...

Dec 03, 2015

Bill 106 - Royal Assent

Bill 106 receives Royal Assent

Dec 02, 2015

Bill 106 - 3rd Reading

Bill 106 passes 3rd Reading by a vote of 89-0.

Sep 16, 2015

Bill 106 - 2nd Reading

On September 15, 2015, Mario Deo was pleased to attend Queen's Park in Toronto for the second reading of Bill 106 - Protecting Condominium Owners A...

Nov 13, 2014

Fine & Deo Partner Sponsor of 2014 ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference

Fine & Deo is pleased to have been the Partner sponsor of this year's ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference, which was held November 7 & 8, 201...

Speaking Engagements

  • Instructor – Condominium Law, Humber College, 1993 – Present
  • Instructor – Condominium Law, Seneca College, 1993 – Present
  • Speaker – Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) / Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) Condominium Conference, October 2010
  • Instructor – Condo Law and Law Practice Issues, Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
  • Lecturer – Condo 101, Canadian Condominium Institute Toronto Chapter (CCI-T)
  • Lecturer – Advanced Directors Course, Canadian Condominium Institute Toronto Chapter (CCI-T)

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