Mr. Mason’s practice focuses on representing owners in the development, finance and preservation of multifamily housing and healthcare facilities, with an emphasis on HUD-insured loans, low-income housing tax credits, and other state and federal assistance. Mr. Mason also represents public agencies, including housing authorities, cities and counties, in the development, financing and management of low and moderate-income housing programs.
Mr. Mason previously worked as an attorney-advisor in HUD’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, and has worked closely with HUD’s Special Applications Center and Offices of Multifamily Housing, Healthcare Programs, Public Housing, Recapitalization, Community Planning and Development, and General Counsel, both locally and in Washington, D.C. During his tenure with HUD, Mr. Mason closed and helped service numerous transactions involving the acquisition, development, rehabilitation and preservation of new and at-risk affordable housing. Mr. Mason has experience in forming nonprofit corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies; the federal and state tax-exemption application process; loan and grant closings; public housing dispositions; RAD transactions; and federal/state relocation compliance. Mr. Mason also has comprehensive knowledge of the statutory requirements of HUD’s Section 232 program, including Lean closing protocols, accounts receivable financing, master leases and transfers of physical assets.
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
- M.C.P., University of California, Berkeley
- B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, cum laude
- Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of General Counsel, 2007-2015
Professional and Volunteer Affiliations
- State Bar of California