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Brandon C. Mason



Brandon Mason is a deal lawyer who represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Brandon also counsels public and private company clients and investment firms in many areas of corporate and securities law, including corporate governance and securities regulation.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Brandon represents both buyers and sellers in the acquisition and sale of companies or businesses. As a trusted advisor of many public companies, Brandon skillfully navigates the particular needs of transactions involving the sale of a public company or a public company’s acquisition or divestiture. He is adept at bringing his skills to bear across industries and sectors, but has particular experience in the financial services sector, the retail industry, and the food and agribusiness industry.

Capital Markets

In the capital markets space, Brandon advises companies as they access the debt and equity capital markets, whether through registered offerings or private securities transactions. He has counseled large public companies in connection with registered debt transactions, secondary offerings of stock, exchange offers and other capital markets matters. He has also represented underwriters and investment banks in connection with these transactions.

Brandon has successfully executed transactions raising billions of dollars of debt and equity financing, including PIPE transactions, at-the-market equity offering programs, and the issuance of high yield debt under Rule 144A and Regulation S private placements.

Past Experience

Before returning to his native Minnesota to join the firm, Brandon practiced for several years as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.

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Bar Admissions

New York


Columbia Law School
J.D. James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Young B. Smith Endowed Prize, Columbia Law Review (managing editor) (2009)

Macalester College
B.A. cum laude (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
    Minnesota CLE Webcast, April 2018
  • Vital Business Contracts
    Minnesota CLE, December 2016
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
    2016 Business Law Institute, May 2016
  • Recent Developments in M&A Litigation
    Minnesota CLE, September 2015

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce — Leadership Twin Cities
  • OneVillage Partners — Governance Committee


  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Corporate/M&A, 2023-24
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2018-23
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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