R. Mason Bayler Jr.


Department Chair - Corporate Department
Executive Committee Member

Business Phone: 804.697.1202
Business Fax: 804.698.5169



Mason Bayler, Jr. is a partner at Troutman Sanders in the Corporate practice. His practice focuses on the representation of public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions and security offerings. He is a 1995 graduate of Tulane University School of Law where he was on the Tulane Law Review and received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina. A member of the American, Virginia and Richmond Bar Associations, Mason also served as a law clerk for the late Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Representative Matters

  • Represented public utility company in connection with $867 million sale to private equity firm.
  • Represented internet service provider in $225 million public offering of convertible debt.
  • Represented telecommunications company in connection with its recent $660 million sale to two private equity funds and subsequent 144A debt offering and IPO of common stock.
  • Underwriters counsel for public offering of common stock by diversified grain and ethanol company.
  • Represented publicly held energy company in connection with Rule 144A offerings of $667 million of senior notes.
  • Representation of publicly held transportation company in connection with $1.25 billion sale to a worldwide delivery company.
  • Represented consumer products company in connection with the acquisition of various brands from Fortune 100 pharmaceuticals company and its ultimate sale to a consumer products platform company.
  • Representation of public technology company in connection with PIPES offerings.
  • Represented private equity investors in numerous investments in and divestitures of portfolio companies.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association

Rankings and Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in Corporate Law (2018-2019).
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer in Securities & Corporate Finance by Law & Politics' Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine (2012 - 2015).
  • Named to Virginia Business magazine's Legal Elite in Business Law (2013). 
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Corporate (2015-2016).

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP, 2003-2006
  • Associate, Hunton & Williams LLP, 1996-2003
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable United States District Judge Robert R. Merhige, Jr. 1995-1996



  • Tulane University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995
    Order of the Coif
    Tulane Law Review
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia