Elon University / Today at Elon / On Residency at Chandler & Schiffman, PA with Andy Mason L’22

An Elon Law residency-in-practice at a prominent Greensboro real estate law firm offered William “Andy” Mason L’22 an insider’s view on the many legal and financial details that shape the way in which properties are purchased and sold.

For some people, practicing law is a lifelong dream.

William “Andy” Mason L’22 is not one of those people.

Mason attended Christopher Newport University in his native Virginia with the intent of going into business. There was just one issue: he really doesn’t enjoy math.

Reading? Writing? Research? Now those are fun – and they’re skills that make for a good attorney. After talking with the father of a childhood friend, Mason set his sights on a legal education, and his time at Elon Law already has led him to a practice area that blends his legal interest with his earlier passion for business: real estate law.

Mason answered questions recently about working with attorney Adelia T. Schiffman on real estate closings during a 2022 Winter Trimester residency at Chandler & Schiffman, PA in Greensboro, and his plans to practice law in North Carolina following his December graduation.

This is the third in a series of conversations with Elon Law students in the Class of 2022 completing their residencies-in-practice throughout the winter and spring trimesters.


Tell us a little bit about your daily responsibilities at the firm.

The firm I work at is purely transactional. Almost exclusively what we do is real estate closings. It’s my job to communicate, whether with

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