Galen Mason represents entrepreneurs and the investors that support them.
Mr. Mason's practice covers a broad array of industries, spans across the country and ranges from the formation of new start-up companies through financings, strategic agreements, and exits. Mr. Mason is a trusted advisor to many of the clients with whom he works and is adept at leveraging the resources of a large law firm.
Mr. Mason is a leader in efforts to empower Chicago and the Midwest's venture and technology markets. He is a co-founder of Catapult Chicago – a non-profit co-working space. He is also active in the community. He is a long-term supporter of and former member of the board of directors of BUILD, Inc., a not-for-profit organization helping some of Chicago’s most at-risk youth.
Mr. Mason was named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2015 “40 Under 40” class as well as The National Law Journal’s 2013 “Chicago’s 40 Under 40” list. He was also named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2015 Tech 50 class. In 2016, Mr. Mason was selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers–Rising Stars® list, which represents the top 2.5 percent of lawyers under 40 years old in Illinois based upon a survey of his peers.*
Mr. Mason earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (J.D., 2002), where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review. He received bachelor’s degrees from St. Olaf College in both biology and economics (cum laude, 1998).
*The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.