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.

Areas of Focus



  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate: Finance (2004-2023); Real Estate (2017-2023)
  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Real Estate Law (1995-2024)
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Raleigh, Real Estate Law (2012)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • Super Lawyers
    • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006-2014)
    • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Top 100 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


  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1981
  • University of North Carolina, B.A. with highest honors, 1978

Bar & Court Admissions

Academic Appointments

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


  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors, DHIC, Inc., non-profit affordable housing developer


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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