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Jonathan Braxton Mason

Jonathan Braxton Mason

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Contracts & Agreements, Trademark Application, Litigation, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me


Jonathan
Mason hails from a small town in Maryland on the shores of the
Chesapeake Bay.  He excelled in high school and was awarded a
full scholarship from Howard University.  After receiving his B.S. with
honors from Howard in 1988, he took a year off and worked at The
Washington Post.  He earned his law degree from Georgetown University
Law Center in 1992.  Immediately thereafter, Jonathan passed the North
Carolina Bar and began his legal career as a litigator in the
Winston-Salem office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.  

    In his early years, Jonathan worked on a variety of litigation
matters for major corporations and insurance companies such as Ford
Motor Company, Wachovia Bank, The Travelers, and Chase Manhattan Bank. 
As a young litigator, Jonathan was able to gain significant “hands-on”
experience by handling motion hearings, depositions, arbitrations,
bench trials and even jury trials.  Jonathan experienced his “fifteen
minutes of fame” in 1995 as a member of the team that represented a
Winston-Salem-based screenwriter who was subpoenaed to testify during
the criminal trial of O.J. Simpson.  That representation culminated in
a nationally-televised court hearing opposite Johnnie Cochran and F.
Lee Bailey.



 


    Jonathan’s
career as an entertainment attorney began with his representation of
Luther Vandross, Ltd. and Bad Boy Entertainment in separate litigation
matters in North Carolina.  Thereafter, he began representing “talent”
in entertainment-related contracts.  Since relocating to Atlanta in
1998, Jonathan’s practice has expanded to include representation of
independent record labels, music producers, songwriters, production
companies, concert promoters, visual artists, and fashion models. 
Jonathan’s practice also includes entertainment-related litigation,
including royalty and commission disputes, copyright infringement, and
trademark infringement matters. He has been involved in matters and
agreements involving Luther Vandross, Kirk Franklin, Bishop T.D. Jakes,
Rickey Smiley, Sean “Diddy” Comb, Mariah Carey, Lil Wayne,
 Mario, T.I., Lloyd, Young Jeezy, and many others. 

    Although Jonathan enjoys working with well-known clients, he
equally enjoys assisting unsigned artists, writers and producers in
positioning themselves to reach the next level; or advising start-up
record labels and production companies on the legal issues associated
with start-up entertainment companies.

    Finally, Jonathan has experience on the talent side as well, having
appeared as a background actor in Hollywood feature films,
commercials and a made-for-television network movie.  He has also
appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  Those experiences have given
Jonathan a greater appreciation for his clients' work, and made him a
more effective and understanding attorney. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Entertainment: 40%
  2. Trademark Application: 20%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
  5. Litigation: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

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Contact Info

Mason Law Group, PC

1385 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA, 30309

P.O. Box 92069
Atlanta, GA, 30314-0069

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199907/06/2015
NCSuspended- Administrative199207/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Recording Arts & SciencesN/AN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
songwritersoulkitchen.comWhat in the World Did You Put in that Song?2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown UniversityN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tempo TuesdayWhat in the World Did You Put in that Song?2010
Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts Film ScreeningFilm 101N/A
Harvest of Souls Gospel Music WorkshopCan I Get A Deal?N/A
Atlanta Hip Hop Film FestivalFinancial Empowerment for Entertainment EntrepreneursN/A