Laura Mason

SERVICE AREAS

Corporate & Securities
Closely-Held Companies
Manufacturing
Mergers & Acquisitions

EDUCATION

  • SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2000, cum laude
  1. Will T. Henry Scholar
  2. SMU Law Review, Articles Editor
  3. Order of the Coif
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A., 1996, magna cum laude
  1. Mays Business Honors Program
  2. Mays Business Fellows Program

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • United States Tax Court

SUPPORT STAFF

Cynthia Zamorano
Legal Administrative Assistant
T: 210.250.6172
E: cynthia.zamorano@strasburger.com

Laura C. Mason

Partner

2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
T: 210.250.6136
F: 210.258.2738
E: laura.mason@strasburger.com

    
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Laura C. Mason is a partner 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.

 

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
  1. Past President (2012)
  2. President (2011)
  3. President-Elect (2010)
  4. Co-Chair, Autumn Affair (2010)
  5. Secretary (2009)
  6. Treasurer (2007)
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation
  1. Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  2. District 10 Nomination Committee (2015)
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  1. Member
  • Mission Road Ministries
  1. Immediate Past Chairman and Member of Executive Committee (2017-2019)
  2. Chairman (2015-2017)
  3. Board of Directors (2008-2015)
  4. Vice Chair (2014-2015)
  5. Treasurer (2013-2014)
  6. Co-Chair, Grand Western Shindig (2009)
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
  1. Member
  • San Antonio A&M Club
  1. Member
  • Junior League of San Antonio (2006-2010)
  • 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, 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Trademark and Copyright: What’s In a Name (And What Rights Are Not), State Bar of Texas, Representing Non-Profit Organizations (July 2004)
  • 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)

Laura C. Mason is a partner 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.

 

ORGANIZATIONS

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
  1. Past President (2012)
  2. President (2011)
  3. President-Elect (2010)
  4. Co-Chair, Autumn Affair (2010)
  5. Secretary (2009)
  6. Treasurer (2007)
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation
  1. Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  2. District 10 Nomination Committee (2015)
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  1. Member
  • Mission Road Ministries
  1. Immediate Past Chairman and Member of Executive Committee (2017-2019)
  2. Chairman (2015-2017)
  3. Board of Directors (2008-2015)
  4. Vice Chair (2014-2015)
  5. Treasurer (2013-2014)
  6. Co-Chair, Grand Western Shindig (2009)
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
  1. Member
  • San Antonio A&M Club
  1. Member
  • Junior League of San Antonio (2006-2010)

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, 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)
  • 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)
  • Trademark and Copyright: What’s In a Name (And What Rights Are Not), State Bar of Texas, Representing Non-Profit Organizations (July 2004)

MEDIA

HONORS

  • 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)
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