William A. Mason, IV


Chip Mason has been a partner in the corporate department of Gravel & Shea since 2006. He joined the firm in 2003 after practicing at another prominent law firm in Burlington, Vermont, where he worked primarily on debt and equity financings.

At Gravel & Shea, Chip’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisition transactions and other investment activities, including representing private equity funds and companies in debt and equity financings. Chip also handles other corporate engagements, including structuring agreements among investors, structuring shareholder, partnership and LLC agreements among and on behalf of various investor groups and representing issuers and purchasers in the structuring, issuance and sale of securities.


  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D. 1996, cum laude
    • Notes Editor, Maine Law Review
  • University of Vermont, B.A. 1991


  • Named 2016 Burlington Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Law in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2013
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2008
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers
  • BV Distinguished rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Representative Matters

  • Represented lender in $50 million line of credit financing
  • Advised software company in connection with $13 million venture financing
  • Advised the purchaser in the acquisition of the stock of a foreign software company and related debt financing
  • Represented a venture company in the financing of a technology company providing process piping solutions and modularization for electronics and life sciences

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Chittenden County, Vermont, Maine and American Bar Associations
  • Councilor, City of Burlington (2012-present)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine (1996)
  • Vermont (1996)
  • Massachusetts (1997)