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Laura C. Mason

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Office

San Antonio

2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Fax: +12102582738
Education
J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 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, 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 represents large companies, closely-held businesses, business owners, and individual entrepreneurs in a variety of business transactions and business disputes.

In her corporate practice, Laura serves as outside general counsel for established businesses, including businesses with and without in-house legal counsel. She works with senior management on transactional and other legal matters, leading efforts to deliver comprehensive legal solutions and advice to business clients.

Laura assists clients with significant restructuring transactions, including negotiating and drafting documents to complete asset purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganizations. She also works with clients to negotiate, draft, and implement contracts necessary to their daily business operations, including manufacturing and supply agreements, consulting agreements, service agreements, financing agreements, and other transaction-based contracts.

Clients seek out Laura to structure and organize start-up businesses, including entity formation for closely-held businesses. She works extensively on entity formation and governance issues applicable to corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, as well as advises clients with respect to the state and federal tax consequences of business operations and entity selection.

Laura regularly works with closely-held businesses and advises on corporate and legal issues particular to these businesses, including corporate governance and succession planning for businesses and individuals, with integration of business succession planning of individual business owners and related estate planning strategies. 

In her business dispute practice, Laura advises on a variety of corporate and partnership law matters in connection with business, estate, and trust litigation. This practice includes representing businesses as to these issues, as well as alternatively representing individual business owner(s) in disputes with closely-held businesses and with other owners.

Laura advises businesses and individuals in the purchase, sale, and transfer of aircraft, and negotiates and drafts agreements for aircraft transactions. 

Laura is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Texas, utilizing this experience to work with clients and their advisors.

Awards/Achievements
Named among the Best Lawyers in Closely Held Business and Business & Corporate by San Antonio Scene Magazine (2017, 2018, 2019)
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)
Memberships
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
San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Board of Directors (2021)
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)
Mission Road Developmental Center, Advisory Board (2020-2021)
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Member
San Antonio A&M Club, Member
Junior League of San Antonio (2006-2010)
Articles
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)Local Attorneys Weigh In On the Hot Topics for 2015, San Antonio Business Journal (January 2015)Eagle Ford Fueling Broader Business for San Antonio's Legal Industry, San Antonio Business Journal (June 2013)How Your Partnership Interest May Be Used as Loan Collateral, San Antonio Business Journal (April 2010)Federal Aviation Administration Has Private Aircraft On Radar Screen, San Antonio Business Journal (October 2010)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)Trademark and Copyright: What's In a Name (And What Rights Are Not), State Bar of Texas, Representing Non-Profit Organizations (July 2004)Overview of an I.R.C. Section 1031 Exchange, San Antonio CPA Society (May 2006)
Presentations
Co-presenter - Choice of Business Entity in a Post-TCJA World, Clark Hill Strasburger's Tax Symposium (November 2019)Structure Matters, Sole Proprietorship, Corporation, LLC, Learn Which Legal Structure Will Best Suit Your Business and Your Family, Sendero Women & Wealth (April 2019)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, Bexar County Women's Bar Association (March 2016)Succession Planning: Use of Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies for Preserving Family Businesses, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (September 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, San Antonio CPA Society (May 2013)Limited Partnerships & Estate Planning, San Antonio CPA Society (January 2012)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)Trademark and Copyright: What's In a Name (And What Rights Are Not), State Bar of Texas, Representing Non-Profit Organizations (July 2004)Limited Liability Companies vs. Corporations: What are the Principal Non-Tax Differences?, National Business Institute (January 2011)
Practice Areas
Corporate Law
Industries
Healthcare