McGuireWoods continues to expand its capabilities in Texas with the arrival of partner Mason Mote, who brings nearly a decade of private practice and in-house experience to the firm’s Real Estate & Land Use Department in Houston and Austin.
Mote represents lenders and borrowers in construction, permanent, and mezzanine financing for commercial real estate projects, and helps clients navigate debt restructurings and foreclosures. He also represents developers, buyers and sellers with the acquisition, disposition and development of commercial properties and raw land.
Mote joins McGuireWoods after serving as general counsel and executive vice president at Williamsburg Enterprises, a private real estate investment firm specializing in the acquisition, development, management and leasing of commercial properties in Texas. He previously was a member of the real estate and finance practice groups at Haynes & Boone LLP, where he advised banks and companies in commercial projects across the United States.
“Mason brings an investor’s perspective to sophisticated real estate deals,” said John Grieb, chair of the firm’s Real Estate & Land Use Department. “His experience handling major commercial projects provides powerful advantages to our clients.”
McGuireWoods’ real estate group represents investors, developers, financial institutions and Fortune 100 companies in matters throughout the United States and abroad. The firm earned Tier 1 national rankings for real estate law, land use and zoning law, and litigation-real estate in the 2020 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”
“Mason is a key addition who expands our client service capabilities in Houston and complements our strengths in the real estate and banking and finance sectors,” said Yasser Madriz, managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Houston office.
“McGuireWoods has a deep and talented real estate team and longstanding relationships with global lending institutions, and I am excited for the opportunity to grow my practice here,” Mote said.