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Entertainment. business. fashion. Arbitration

Your Counselor. Your Adviser. Your Champion.
Protecting You, Your Interests And Your Rights with Personalized Legal Services

Eldonie S. Mason, Esq.
Founding Member, Attorney & Arbitrator

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Eldonie, a native of the Caribbean island of Antigua, is an experienced entertainment, business and fashion attorney and an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, Commercial Panel handling entertainment disputes. She graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and is licensed to practice in NY, NJ and FL.

She positions clients for long term success by helping them to delineate their goals, seize opportunities that come their way, manage their legal risks, protect their rights and interests and anticipate situations or activities that may negatively affect their careers and their bottom line.

Eldonie does this by providing personalized legal services with diligence, perseverance and dedication! She strives to see beyond the obvious and look for creative ways to solve problems. Sometimes what’s on the surface belies a greater legal theory beneath.
She endeavors to make clients feel at ease during the entire representation. If there is ever a time you need reassurance she is only a call or email away.

Also, Eldonie has successfully brokered and obtained international fashion deal for her independent designer client and have won settlements on copyright infringement matters. 


Background

Bar Admissions
•U. S. Supreme Court, 2009
•New York, 2007
•New Jersey, 2007
•U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2007
•Florida, 2005

Education
•University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2005 
•New Jersey City University, Bachelor’s of Arts, magna cum laude, 2002
•Antigua State College, Advanced Level Certificate, 1998

Experience
•Founding Member, Mason Firm, LLC
•Arbitrator, Small Claims Part, Civil Court of the City of New York
• Arbitrator, Commercial Panel, American Arbitration Association
•Litigation Associate, Law Offices of Kane & Kane
•Certified Legal Intern, Miami-Dade County Public Defender
•Judicial Intern, Hon. Peggy A. Quince, Florida Supreme Court
•Judicial Intern, Hon. Patricia A. Seitz, United States District Court for Southern District of Florida
The Practice

Highlights
 •Mason Firm was a sponsor of the 2013 Ocktober Music and Film Festival and Eldonie conducted a workshop on Acquisition to Distribution
•Mason Firm sponsored items for the gift bags for New York Women in Film and Television Muse Awards honoring Robin Wright of “House of Cards” among others
•Representing prolific, independent fashion designer Marco Hall who has dressed the likes of Rihanna, Lala Anthony, Ntozake Shange among others. Broker international fashion deal with company located in Signapore.
•Representing a client who is featured on “Hotel Impossible” which airs on the Travel Channel.
•Acquiring the rights of the Off-Broadway play "Box" which starred Kevin "DotCom" Brown formerly of NBC's "30 Rock"
•Representing a film production company, Stuart Films, LLC whose webseries, “12-Steps to Recovery” was featured in JET Magazine
•Successfully settling copyright infringement matters for a painter and photographer
•General Outside Counsel for NuAge PC, LLC a computer servicing and technology company in Miami, FL

 
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Professional Life

Professional Memberships
•New York Women in Film & Television
• British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York
• Hudson Union Society
•Association of Small Claims Arbitrators
 Civil Court of the City of New York
• The Florida Bar
• New York State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements
• Speaker, NYWIFT| Intellectual Property in the Entertainment and Media Industries, 2016
• Judge (Chair), Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Competition, 2016
• Speaker, “The Dream Team” Panel, Inaxxs Music Business Conference, 2016
• Speaker, St. John’s University School of Law Dispute Resolution Society panel on The Role Implicit Bias Has in Alternative Dispute Resolution 
• Speaker, NJCU BDI Lecture Series: Starting and Managing a Film & Media Business; and Intellectual Property and the Entertainment and Media Industries, 2015
• Speaker, Ocktober Film Festival – Film Business & Distribution Panel, 2015
• Speaker, Arts & Entertainment Business Seminar, 2015
• Speaker, Marketing Your New Business, NJCU Entrepreneur Workshop Series, 2015
• 2014 American Arbitration Association Higginbotham Fellow
• Speaker, Acquisition to Distribution Workshop, Ocktober Music and Film Festival 2013
• New Jersey City University Presidential Search Committee Alumni Member 2012
• Presenter, Online Continuing Legal Education: Protecting Your Client’s Next Great Script: Screenwriters & Copyright 2011; From Acquisition to Exhibition: Advising the Indie Filmmaker 2011
• Speaker, Protecting Your Copyright: For Screenwriters presented by NYFEN 2010

Accomplishments
2014 American Arbitration Association Higginbotham Fellow
• New Jersey City University Presidential Search Committee Alumni Member 2012


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