With a background as a former college football player, Trevor Mason is quick on his feet, hard-working and dedicated to helping advise clients through a myriad of corporate transactions. He efficiently identifies what’s at issue and at stake for his clients, and then works diligently toward the most appropriate and beneficial outcome.
Trevor focuses his practice on providing advice for private clients with regards to wills, trusts, estate administration and other estate planning and probate needs; assisting with a variety of M&A transactions; and assisting lenders and borrowers in the area of banking and finance. He also helps assist clients at nearly every stage of development by drafting documents for corporations, limited liability companies and nonprofits, including organizational documents, resolutions, and purchase agreements.
Trevor spent two summers with the firm before joining Barnes & Thornburg full-time, and gained experience working on-site with a large food service client to help with their in-house legal needs. He also worked on a wide range of legal research to assist with merger, acquisition, litigation, contractual, and transactional matters.
In addition to his day-to-day practice, he is dedicated to making a difference and fighting for justice – for those less fortunate through his pro bono work and efforts, focused on assisting local legal aid organizations in Michigan.
Before earning his law degree, Trevor was an athletics compliance intern with Michigan State University and the University of the Incarnate Word, where he gained several years of experience solving compliance issues facing higher education institutions in the athletics arena.
Trevor worked with state and federal rules and regulations of high school and collegiate athletics, as well as with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) policies, monitoring recruiting activities, conducting initial eligibility requests, and maintaining recruitment and confidential student-athlete NCAA documents.
While at Incarnate Word, Trevor was a four-year letter winner for the UIW football team. He was on the Academic All-Star Team for the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) and on the Academic All-Conference First Team for the Southland Conference.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Grand Rapids Bar Association DEI Committee
Board member, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) – West Michigan
Co-chair, BTBlack Talent Resource Group
Member, Barnes & Thornburg Pro Bono Committee
Member, Floyd Skinner Bar Association
Member, Minority Clerkship Program Joint Committee (Grand Rapids Bar Association & Floyd Skinner Bar Association)
Member, State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Section
Member, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) – West Michigan Young Professional Committee
Member, Lambda Legal
Pro bono attorney, Legal Aid of West Michigan
Former Member, ONE Lamba Legal Midwest Host Committee
Former president, Michigan State University Black Law Students Association
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