Mason is a Managing Associate in Orrick's Houston office. He represents clients in the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of energy projects across the United States.

Mason represents clients in a variety of energy transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financings and project development. His work in these transactions includes drafting purchase and sale agreements and complex commercial agreements, as well as managing teams of associates in the completion of diligence and other matters.

Mason has a particular focus on real property matters, both in the context of energy project acquisition and development and in more traditional real estate transactions. Mason’s real estate experience includes drafting energy project leases and easements, negotiating title insurance policies and surveys, and coordinating title curative work.

Mason also spent several months on secondment with a major oil and gas company drafting and negotiating sales and procurement contracts.


  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Project Finance

    Mason has represented:

    • The sponsor in the development and sale of an up to 2,000 MW wind project located in Oklahoma.
    • An energy-focused private equity firm in the acquisition of two natural gas storage facilities in the Southeastern United States.
    • An energy-focused private equity firm in the acquisition of a midstream pipeline system in North Dakota.
    • NOVA Chemicals in the $2.1 billion acquisition of an operating interest in an olefins plant in Louisiana.
    • Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE) with multiple contributions of assets from affiliates of its general partner and related pipeline and storage agreements.
    • A non-profit lending institution in the financing of a residential rooftop solar initiative in Washington, D.C.
    • A California-based technology company in its acquisition by Google, Inc.

    Real Estate

    Mason has represented:

    • A utility in the acquisition and development of five wind projects across the Midwestern United States.
    • A developer of the world's largest post-combustion industrial scale carbon capture and sequestration project.
    • Multiple developers of wind and solar projects in Texas, California, and New York in drafting and negotiating a variety of real property documents to facilitate the sale of those projects.
    • A energy-focused private equity firm in the development of a midstream pipeline system.
    • A Houston-based real estate developer in multiple acquisitions of commercial office buildings in Texas.
    • Multiple purchasers of industrial buildings in Texas.

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