Karol Mason, a partner in the Atlanta, Durham and Washington, D.C. offices, is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, a former U.S. Deputy Associate Attorney General and a former member of the firm’s management committee. She concentrates her practice in the area of public and project finance, maintaining a nationally recognized practice specialty in financings of student housing and academic facilities at public and private colleges and universities, and financings for public and nonprofit hospitals. Ms. Mason also provides counsel in the area of government investigations.
Ms. Mason received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was note editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. She received her A.B. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was named the Distinguished Young Alumna in 1991 and received the Distinguished Service Medal in 2010. Ms. Mason was a member of the board of trustees at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2001 to 2009, where she served as Vice-Chair, as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and as a member of the Endowment and Investment Committees. In 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder awarded Karol a Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to the Department of Justice.
- Served as Bond Counsel for the State of Georgia and the State of North Carolina
- Represented Auburn University in the development of its research and technology park.
- Financed student housing, academic, research and athletic facilities financings for colleges and universities in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina.
- Represented the Private Colleges and Universities Authority in over $1.3 billion in financings for private colleges and universities in the State of Georgia.