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About Eldonie

Ms. Mason is a native of the Caribbeanisland of Antigua. She graduated magna cum laude from New JerseyCityUniversity with a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Pre-law and earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. After law school, Ms. Mason worked as a Litigation Associate in a Florida law firm, where she primarily handled contractual and civil litigation matters. In 2007, Ms. Mason established Mason Firm, LLC to provide personalized legal services. She currently focuses her practice on fashion law, intellectual property-copyright & trademarks; contract drafting, review and negotiation; entertainment law including music, film, TV and other areas and has represented an array of clients including but not limited to small businesses, artists, DJs, actors, costume designer, photographer, painter, film and music producers, directors and promoters. Ms. Mason is also an arbitrator for the Civil Court of the City of New York Small Claims Part and an American Arbitration Association Arbitrator for the Commercial Panel. 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 · Acted as production attorney on independent films drafting various agreement including but not limited to music license, artwork release, actor agreement, extra agreement 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 JerseyCityUniversity, Bachelor's of Arts, magna cum laude, 2002 •AntiguaState College, Advanced Level Certificate, 1998 Work History •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-DadeCounty 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 Professional Memberships •New York Women in Film & Television •Association of Small Claims Arbitrators Civil Court of the City of New York • The Florida Bar • New York State Bar Association · Middlesex County Bar Association Speaking Engagements · 2015 Speaker, NJCU BDI Lecture Series: Starting and Managing a Film & Media Business; and Intellectual Property and the Entertainment and Media Industries · 2015 Speaker, Arts Council of East Orange Arts & Business Seminar · 2015 Speaker, Ocktober Film Festival – Film Business & Distribution Panel · 2015 Speaker, Marketing Your New Business, NJCU Entrepreneur Workshop Series · 2013 Speaker, Acquisition to Distribution Workshop, Ocktober Music and Film Festival · 2011 Presenter, Online Continuing Legal Education: Protecting Your Client's Next Great Script: Screenwriters & Copyright; From Acquisition to Exhibition: Advising the Indie Filmmaker · 2010 Speaker, Protecting Your Copyright: For Screenwriters presented by NYFEN Accomplishments · Ocktober Film Festival 2015 Business Advisory Board · 2014 American Arbitration Association Higginbotham Fellow · New JerseyCityUniversity Presidential Search Committee Alumni Member 2012 Publications "Copyright and trademark: The role they play in the entertainment business" – www.njarts.net

work Experience

Judicial Intern, Honorable Patricia Seitz
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Jan. 1, 2003 - Jan. 1, 2003
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Westlaw Student Representative
WESTLAW
Jan. 1, 2003 - Jan. 1, 2005
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Certified Legal Intern, Felony Division
PUBLIC DEFENDER – MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Jan. 1, 2004 - Jan. 1, 2004
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Judicial Intern, Honorable Peggy A. Quince
Florida Supreme Court
Jan. 1, 2004 - Jan. 1, 2004
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Litigation Associate
LAW OFFICES OF KANE & KANE
Jan. 1, 2005 - Jan. 1, 2007
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Attorney Business & Legal Affairs
Mason Firm, LLC
Jan. 1, 2007 - Current
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Arbitrator, Small Claims Part
Civil Court Of The City Of New York
Jan. 1, 2013 - Current
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Arbitrator, Commercial Panel
American Arbitration Association
Jan. 1, 2014 - Current
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school Education

ANTIGUA STATE COLLEGE
Advance Level Certificate
- 1996

New Jersey City University
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 2002

University of Miami School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 2005

group Associations

Member
Middlesex County Bar Association
2015 - Current

Member
New York State Bar Association
2014 - Current

Arbitrator
Association of Small Claims Arbitrators
2013 - Current

Member
New York Women In Film and Television
2012 - Current

Volunteer Attorney
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of New Jersey
2009 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

"Copyright and trademark: The role they play in the entertainment business"
NJArts.net
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