Joseph G. Mason

Joseph G. Mason is a managing partner with the law firm of Dodd Mason George LLP. He specializes in corporate and securities law, banking and commercial transactions for public and privately held companies, both domestic and international, including technology start-ups. He also advises on a broad range of regulatory matters, as many of his clients are banks and bank holding companies and other financial institutions, subject to regulation by government agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision.

Joe was formerly a partner with Coudert Brothers LLP (1997-2002), a partner with Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon LLP (1992-1997) and a shareholder (partner) in Rosenblum, Parish & Bacigalupi Professional Corporation (1981-1992). Prior to entering the private practice of law, Joe was Senior Counsel in the Legal Department of Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association (1969-1981). He started legal department offices in Tokyo (1975) and in Hong Kong (1978) and had wide involvement in the support of commercial banking branches, affiliated merchant banking, finance and leasing companies and related administrative units throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Joe represents individuals and companies in a variety of public and private debt and equity financings, loan and lease transactions, venture capital and project financing, mergers and acquisitions, international trade finance, licensing and distribution agreements, joint ventures and various executive compensation arrangements.


Joe received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1964 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1968. He is a real estate broker, licensed by the California Department of Real Estate (license number 01478285).

Professional Associations

Joe is a member of the Santa Clara County and Los Angeles County Bar Associations and he is a member of The State Bar of California (Business Law Section). Joe is admitted to practice before all California state courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a past member of the Executive Advisory Board of the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim and Ricci Institute and a past member of the Board of Directors of Raphael House of San Francisco.