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MARK ROBERT GORDON  •Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law •Election & Voting Rights, Political Consultation •Not-For Profit Law


 


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. He has also represented regional theaters and not-for-profit producers.


 


A federal law Election Protection/Voting Rights specialist for the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates nationwide and Co-Chair of the Arizona Democratic Law Professionals Association, MRG has also served as a strategist, advisor, attorney, analyst/researcher, and speechwriter to U.S. Presidential, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, gubernatorial, and state legislative candidates and the Democratic Party and been involved in over 100 campaigns since 1984.  He is currently an elected State Committee Member and Precinct Committeeperson in Arizona.


 


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 laws and regulations. 


MRG has also logged hundreds of pro bono hours for not-for-profits, arts organizations, and civil rights/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). 


In addition to his legal and public service career, MRG is a critically-acclaimed actor and director on New York City 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 produced numerous Off-Broadway productions in partnership with designated charities. His production company The Camelback Kid produces for the stage and screen and has managed programming at theater facilities in multiple states. 


 


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 multiple stage plays that have premiered Off-Broadway and regionally, and he wrote the screenplay adaptation of the Off-Broadway play 2 1/2 Jews.

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Licensed

  1. Election Campaign: 30%
  2. Entertainment: 30%
  3. Contracts: 15%
  4. Government: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (70%)

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  • John A Phebus

    I have know Mark for many years. He is a respected expert regarding election and campaign law as well as entertainment and intellectual property law. I have personally consulted with him and referred clients to him and always received timely, correct and on point legal guidance. Mark is accessible, responsive and he fights like heck for his clients. I highly recommend Mark.

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  • John A Phebus

    I have know Mark for many years. He is a respected expert regarding election and campaign law as well as entertainment and intellectual property law. I have personally consulted with him and referred clients to him and always received timely, correct and on point legal guidance. Mark is accessible, responsive and he fights like heck for his clients. I highly recommend Mark.

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Contact info

Law Offices of Mark Robert Gordon

1629 K Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200607/10/2016
NJActive199407/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AILE ScholarColumbia University School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CEOThe Camelback Kid, LLC2007 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Mark Robert Gordon2002 - Present
Founding Artistic/Executive DirectorDo Gooder Productions, Inc.1994 - Present
Director (Stage & Screen)Various Employers1994 - Present
Producer (Stage & Screen)Various Entities1994 - Present
Actor (Stage & Screen)Various Employers1991 - Present
Playwright/ScreenwriterVarious Employers1991 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Democratic Law Professionals Association (ADLPA)Co-Chair2014 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
John Doe (Off-Broadway theater company) vs John Doe (Landlord Corporation)Confidential Six-Figure Settlement successfully brokered
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Princeton UniversityPublic School Choice Rhetoric and Reality: Interdistrict Open Enrollment in Minnesota & Metropolitan St. Louis1991
Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of ScienceThe Microbicidal Potential of Various Creosotebush (Larrea Tridentata) Extracts1987
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard UniversityPublic AdministrationMPA2000
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Princeton UniversityPublic AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law & TheaterOption Agreements for Theatrical ProductionN/A
Harvard UniversityNot-For-Profit TheaterN/A
Commercial Theater Institute (CTI)Developing Projects By Working With Not-For-Profit TheatersN/A
Commercial Theater Institute (CTI)Commercial Theater Option AgreementsN/A
Columbia UniversityNot-For-Profit OrganizationN/A