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Laura C. Mason

Member
Office

San Antonio

2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Fax: 210.258.2738
Education
J.D., cum laude, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 2000, Will T. Henry Scholar; SMU Law Review, Articles Editor; Order of the Coif
B.B.A., magna cum laude, Texas A & M University-College Station, College Station, Texas, 1996, Mays Business Honors Program; Mays Business Fellows Program
State Bar Licenses
Texas
Court Admissions
U.S. Tax Court

Laura C. Mason

Member

Laura C. Mason is a Member in the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice group. In her corporate practice, Laura represents large companies, closely-held businesses, business owners, and individual entrepreneurs in a wide variety of business transactions and business disputes.

Laura is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

EXPERIENCE

  • Serve as outside general counsel for closely-held businesses.
  • Advise on variety of corporate and partnership law matters in connection with business, estate, and trust litigation.
  • Represent individual owner(s) in disputes with closely-held businesses and other owners.
  • Negotiate and draft numerous types of contracts related to business operations, including manufacturing and supply agreements, consulting agreements, services agreements, license agreements, financing agreements, and other transaction-based contracts.
  • Structure and organize entity formation for closely-held businesses, including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, and including advising clients with respect to the state and federal tax consequences of business operations and entity selection.
  • Advise businesses on equity and phantom equity incentive arrangements for key employees.
  • Negotiate and draft documents to complete asset purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and other significant restructuring transactions.
  • Advise on succession planning for businesses and individuals, including integrating business succession planning of individual business owners with related estate planning strategies.
  • Structure and draft agreements involving the purchase, sale, and transfer of aircraft.

Presentations

  • Partnership, LLC and Corporate Structure Issues for Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs' Organization (January 2017)
  • Succession Planning: Use of Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies for Preserving Family Businesses, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (September 2016)
  • Succession Planning: Use of Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies for Preserving Family Businesses, Bexar County Women's Bar Association (March 2016)
  • Business Succession Planning, Strasburger Tax Symposium (November 2015)
  • Winning the Lottery: From the Texas Lotto to the Eagle Ford Shale Boom, to Portability, San Antonio CPA Society (October 2014)
  • Succession Planning,æSan Antonio CPA Society (May 2013)
  • Limited Partnerships & Estate Planning, San Antonio CPA Society (Januaryæ2012)
  • Limited Liability Companies vs. Corporations: What are the Principal Non-Tax Differences?, National Business Institute (January 2011)
  • Succession Planning, San Antonio CPA Society (January 2011)
  • Succession Planning, San Antonio CPA Society (January 2010)
  • Panelist. Associate Survival Guide, Federal Bar Association (June 2009)
  • The Texas Business Organizations Code - Get Ready for January 1, 2010, San Antonio CPA Society (March 2009)
  • Overview of an I.R.C. Section 1031 Exchange, San Antonio CPA Society (May 2006)
  • Trademark and Copyright: What's In a Name (And What Rights Are Not), State Bar of Texas, Representing Non-Profit Organizations (July 2004)

Publications

  • Winning the Lottery: From the Texas Lotto to the Eagle Ford Shale Boom, to Portability, San Antonio CPA Society (October 2014)
  • Succession Planning, San Antonio CPA Society (May 2013)
  • Limited Partnerships & Estate Planning, San Antonio CPA Society (January 2012)
  • Limited Liability Companies vs. Corporations: What are the Principal Non-Tax Differences?, National Business Institute (January 2011)
  • Succession Planning, San Antonio CPA Society (January 2011)
  • Succession Planning, San Antonio CPA Society (January 2010)
  • The Texas Business Organizations Code - Get Ready for January 1, 2010, San Antonio CPA Society (March 2009)
  • Overview of an I.R.C. Section 1031 Exchange, San Antonio CPA Society (May 2006)
  • ‚ÄčTrademark and Copyright: What's In a Name (And What Rights Are Not), State Bar of Texas, Representing Non-Profit Organizations (July 2004)

Media

Awards/Achievements
Named among the Best Lawyers in Closely Held Business and Business & Corporate by San Antonio Scene Magazine (2017)
Named among the Best Lawyers in Banking, Securities and Corporate Finance by San Antonio Scene Magazine (2006, 2010-2015)
Named among Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2004-2014)
Named among the Rising Stars by San Antonio Scene Magazine (2005-2007, 2009)
Named Forty Under 40 by the San Antonio Business Journal (2009)
Recipient of Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (2009)
Recipient of Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Bexar County Women's Bar Foundation (2006)
Membership
San Antonio Bar Association, Member
Bexar County Women's Bar Association, Past President (2012), President (2011), President-Elect (2010), Co-Chair, Autumn Affair (2010), Secretary (2009), Treasurer (2007)
Bexar County Women's Bar Foundation, Member
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, District 10 Nomination Committee (2015)
San Antonio Bar Foundation, Fellow
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
Mission Road Ministries, Immediate Past Chairman and Member of Executive Committee (2017-2019), Chairman (2015-2017), Board of Directors (2008-2015), Vice Chair (2014-2015), Treasurer (2013-2014), Co-Chair, Grand Western Shindig (2009)
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Member
San Antonio A&M Club, Member
Junior League of San Antonio (2006-2010)
Practice Areas
Corporate Law