Mason Harry

Senior Associate


Mason is a Senior 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 project development, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and financings. His work 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, including negotiating site control documents, title insurance policies and surveys, structuring shared facilities arrangements and coordinating a wide variety of title and mineral curative work.

  • Real Estate and Energy Project Development

    Mason has represented:

    • A public utility in the acquisition and development of 11 renewables projects across the United States, totaling nearly 3,000 MW.
    • Multiple developers in the structuring of real property rights for wind projects in Texas, California and New York.
    • A major oil and gas company in the evaluation of a development-stage renewable energy portfolio.
    • A developer in the negotiation of site control for 9 renewable energy projects throughout Texas.
    • A public utility in the acquisition of multiple development-stage solar projects in Ohio.
    • A major energy company in the negotiation of a shared facilities arrangement for a multi-phase wind project.
    • An energy-focused private equity firm in the development of multiple midstream pipeline systems.
    • A public utility in the repowering of four operating wind projects in Minnesota.
    • Several private equity firms and investment funds in the evaluation of the real estate rights of target wind, solar, oil, gas, traditional power and geothermal energy projects and portfolios.
    • Multiple borrowers in the negotiation of real property deliverables for project financings.

    Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

    Mason has represented:

    • The sponsor in the sale of an up to 2,000 MW development-stage wind project in Oklahoma.
    • A major oil and gas company in the development and implementation of a worldwide joint venture.
    • A tax equity investor in the sale of membership interests in two operating wind projects.
    • An energy-focused private equity firm in the acquisitions and financings of four natural gas storage facilities in the Southeastern United States.
    • A developer in the sale of a portfolio of early-stage wind projects totaling 1,250 MW throughout the United States.
    • 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.

    Pro Bono

    Mason is proud of his pro bono work representing non-profit institutions. He represented a non-profit lending institution in multiple financing transactions to facilitate a residential rooftop initiative in Washington, D.C. and a framework for developing community solar projects in remote Latin American communities. In addition, Mason has assisted multiple Houston-based non-profit organizations in the negotiation of commercial contracts and general corporate matters.