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C. Steven Mason

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Melissa Wiwatowski
Phone: 919.838.2133


Steve Mason practices in the areas of commercial real estate, lending transactions and corporate law. His practice includes representation of commercial banks and other lending institutions.

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors, DHIC, Inc., non-profit affordable housing developer
  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • Best Lawyers®, Real Estate Law (1995-2022)
  • Best Lawyers®, "Lawyer of the Year," Raleigh Real Estate Law (2012)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate: Finance (2004-2022); Real Estate (2017-2022)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006-2014)
  • Top 100 Lawyers, North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • Named Top Business Lawyer in North Carolina by Business North Carolina (annual Legal Elite peer selection edition, January 2009)
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Real Estate (2004-2016)
    • Hall of Fame since 2009

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law (2015-Present)



Steve Mason has over thirty years of experience in the areas of:

  • real estate finance.
  • counseling clients with regard to development and leasing issues.
  • counsel to various office, retail and residential developers and investors.

He has also been involved in numerous secured lending transactions as well as syndicated credit arrangements.

Additionally, he engages in a general business practice, counseling clients on contract issues, finance and acquisitions.

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


University of Virginia, J.D., 1981

University of North Carolina, B.A. with highest honors, 1978

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