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MARK ROBERT GORDON has a general law practice in the District of Columbia and New Jersey, with three distinct areas of specialization:
•Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law
•Political Consultation & Election Law
•Not-For Profit Law & Consultation.
MRG's Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law practice includes handling a comprehensive array of transactional matters for stage and screen producers and creative personnel. He also handles personal representation of artists (including celebrities), entertainment industry executives, and producers. His clients include Off-Broadway producers and general managers, independent film producers, publishers, actors, directors, playwrights, screenwriters, and visual artists. His offices also represent regional theaters and not-for-profit producers.
MRG's Political Consultation & Election Law practice stems from his in-depth knowledge of and experience with federal, state, and local governments and his adult-long experience and involvement in politics and public policy. MRG's Political Consultation encompasses a wide array of activities ranging from strategic campaign planning, coordinating and executing get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts, election law and other legal advisement, policy analysis, and speechwriting. He has worked on primary and general election campaigns for several U.S. Presidential candidates, coordinated volunteer recruitment for Presidential and gubernatorial candidates, provided service to multiple U.S. House and Senate campaigns, and worked on a number of local referenda and initiatives in his home state of Arizona and in New York.
MRG's Not-For-Profit Law & Consultation practice serves burgeoning charities to established not-for-profit organizations. In addition to providing legal and strategic advice, MRG's services include developing individually-tailored organizational formation documents, resolving intra-agency and external disputes, developing contracts with grant sources, and ensuring organizational compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
In addition to his aforementioned work on behalf of numerous theater organizations, he has, inter alia, provided his services to agencies serving various Jewish causes, at-risk youth, and gay and lesbian civil rights and anti-discrimination matters. In addition to his private legal practice, he has also worked as a policy analyst under a New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute contract (with a directive to develop educational and outreach strategies to under-served constituent populations of dozens of New York City Hispanic service agencies). The commitment to public service that led MRG to law school and a legal career is reflected in the hundreds of hours he has logged in pro bono representation of and service for not-for-profit organizations, individuals, and various worthy causes.
In addition to his legal and public service career, MRG is a critically-acclaimed actor and director on Off-Broadway and regional stages. As a model, MRG's image has appeared in numerous national and local ads. MRG has, since the 1994-95 theater season, served as the Founding Artistic/Executive Director of Do Gooder Productions, a not-for-profit Off-Broadway theater company that produces in partnership with designated charities. His production company The Camelback Kid produces for the stage and screen (including films and Broadway and Off-Broadway shows) and manages programming at theater facilities in multiple states. He is the President of S-2-S, a new independent film production company that produces screen adaptations of stage plays.
A published scientist, MRG discovered the desert creosotebush's potential curative effects on e.coli and several forms of athlete's foot. His research and writings on public policy matters (including public school open enrollment and federal budget deficit and debt reduction) have been entered into the public record as testimony before federal and state agencies since the late-1980s. MRG is a published poet and is also the author of the stage plays "H": Hamilton or Honour, My Soul is Mine: A Runaway's Story, Did You Evuh?, Nevuh?, and R'fua (Healing); he wrote the screenplay adaptation of the stage play 2 1/2 Jews.
Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (50%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AILE Scholar||Columbia University School of Law||N/A|
|CEO||The Camelback Kid, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Mark Robert Gordon||2002 - Present|
|Founding Artistic/Executive Director||Do Gooder Productions, Inc.||1994 - Present|
|Director (Stage & Screen)||Various Employers||1994 - Present|
|Producer (Stage & Screen)||Various Entities||1994 - Present|
|Actor (Stage & Screen)||Various Employers||1991 - Present|
|Playwright/Screenwriter||Various Employers||1991 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|District of Columbia Bar||N/A||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Princeton University||Public School Choice Rhetoric and Reality: Interdistrict Open Enrollment in Minnesota & Metropolitan St. Louis||1991|
|Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science||The Microbicidal Potential of Various Creosotebush (Larrea Tridentata) Extracts||1987|
|Harvard University||Public Administration||MPA||2000|
|Columbia University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Princeton University||Public Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Law & Theater||Option Agreements for Theatrical Production||N/A|
|Harvard University||Not-For-Profit Theater||N/A|
|Commercial Theater Institute (CTI)||Developing Projects By Working With Not-For-Profit Theaters||N/A|
|Commercial Theater Institute (CTI)||Commercial Theater Option Agreements||N/A|
|Columbia University||Not-For-Profit Organization||N/A|