Attorney Mason Gardner advises employers on the employee benefits, executive compensation, and employment issues they face. He represents employers of all sizes from various industries.
Mason counsels clients on ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), benefit plan design, and related governance and operations matters, and reviews long and short-term incentive plans, and employment agreements. He also advises employers on executive compensation matters under IRC section 280(G), the Fair Labor Standards Act and related state law requirements, and employee misclassification analysis at the federal and state (including California law) level. For clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, or other corporate transactions, Mason conducts due diligence on employee benefits, executive compensation, and employment matters.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Mason was an Employee Benefits and Employment law attorney consultant for two of the Big Four international professional services firms, where he advised employers on employee benefits, executive compensation, and employment law in due diligence and compliance matters.
During law school, Mason served as the Executive Editor of the Houston Journal of International Law and was an active member of the moot court team. He was also a judicial intern to the Honorable Marcia Crone of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the Honorable John Donovan of the Texas 14th District Court of Appeals.
Mason is an Eagle Scout, and, in his free time, he enjoys participating in outdoor sporting activities and hiking national parks.