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P. Mason Hogue, Jr.

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Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
mason.hogue@nelsonmullins.com

Mason Hogue is a partner in the Corporate Group of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP where he serves as Assistant Corporate Group Leader and is the co-head of the Technology and Procurement Industry Group. Mr. Hogue is a business attorney and often serves as outside general counsel to growth companies. He practices in the...

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Mason Hogue is a partner in the Corporate Group of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP where he serves as Assistant Corporate Group Leader and is the co-head of the Technology and Procurement Industry Group. Mr. Hogue is a business attorney and often serves as outside general counsel to growth companies. He practices in the areas of corporate law, intellectual property law, technology law, and economic development. His area of focus is representing growth companies with respect to corporate, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities, strategic alliance, outsourcing, and licensing matters.

areas of corporate law, intellectual property law, technology law, and economic development. His area of focus is representing growth companies with respect to corporate, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities, strategic alliance, outsourcing, and licensing matters.

Mason Hogue is a partner in the Corporate Group of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP where he serves as Assistant Corporate Group Leader and is the co-head of the Technology and Procurement Industry Group. Mr. Hogue is a business attorney and often serves as outside general counsel to growth companies. He practices in the... areas of corporate law, intellectual property law, technology law, and economic development. His area of focus is representing growth companies with respect to corporate, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities, strategic alliance, outsourcing, and licensing matters.

Experience

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Experience

  • Represents both suppliers and buyers of technology services and products with clients ranging from technology startups and emerging market companies to public companies
  • Drafts and negotiates outsourcing agreements, software design and development agreements, cloud computing and network based application hosting agreements, hardware and software purchase/licensing agreements, patent license agreements, reseller and vendor agreements, product supply agreements, and subcontracting agreements
  • Acts as general counsel to software and technology companies and assists in angel, venture capital and debt financings, strategic joint ventures and acquisitions, corporate governance, incentive and executive compensation arrangements and company sale transactions
  • Represents companies locating in South Carolina in incentive and related negotiations

Representative Transactions

  • Represented a software company in a merger with a Fortune 500 company
  • Represented a software - as a service - company in the mortgage industry in a stock sale to a Canadian public company
  • Represents a large private company with respect to its domestic and international patent license transactions
  • Represented a venture backed software company in acquiring and restructuring exclusive license rights to core software technology from an Australian company
  • Represented a large company in the outsourcing of its information technology department
  • Represented a Canadian company in the sale of a U.S. manufacturing division
  • Represents U.S. division of a UK company in its U.S. acquisitions
  • Represents a private equity backed manufacturing company regarding all of its supply, license, agent, broker and subcontract agreements
  • Represents financial institutions in software, software as a service and cloud computing arrangements
  • Represents a large distributor with respect to software license and technology agreements

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, magna cum laude (1992)
    • First Honor Graduate
    • Editor in Chief, South Carolina Law Review
  • University of South Carolina, Masters of International Business Studies (1988)
  • University of South Carolina, BS, Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude (1986)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Georgia

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  • Board of Directors, SC Chamber of Commerce (2017-2018)
  • Member of Board of Advisors to EngenuitySC and serves on an entrepreneurship subcommittee
  • Member of the Committee of 100 (former board member and chair of international committee), Columbia Chamber of Commerce (former board member), and the South Carolina Economic Developers Association
  • Contributor to and supporter of the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator
  • Served on a pro bono basis as general counsel to the Palmetto Biotechnology Alliance, FuelCellSouth, and the Software Developers Association of the Midlands
  • Graduate of Leadership South Carolina (2005)
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