Laura C. Mason
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.
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)
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)