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Jon Mechanic

Partner

Banking and Financial Services, Corporate and Business Transactions, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Montreal

EDUCATION

UCLA School of Law

L.L.M. Awarded Masin Family Award for Academic Excellence in Motion Picture Financing Transactions. Top 10% in class.

McGill University

L.L.B., B.C.L. Awarded J.W. McConnell Scholarship

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  • Selected Previous Law Firm Experience Includes:
  • Gascon & Associates LLP
  • Chandler Fogden Aldous Law Corporation
  • Dentons Canada LLP

    ADMISSIONS

  • Bar of Quebec
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • State of New York

    Languages

  • English
  • French

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jon Mechanic’s practice focuses on all aspects of entertainment law.

Mr. Mechanic advises his film and television producer clients, based in Canada, the United States, and Europe, on all aspects of development, financing, tax credit structuring, production legal, distribution, and errors and omissions and clearance matters.  He also represents both lenders (both institutional and non-institutional) active in the entertainment industry, advising them on film and television financing transactions, including tax credit, pre-sales, debt, and gap financing. Mr. Mechanic provides outside general counsel to many of his entertainment industry clients, advising them on employment, regulatory, privacy, and corporate matters, among others.

Mr. Mechanic maintains an active interest in US-Canada cross-border matters, both in entertainment and general commercial matters.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Montreal – Board of Trustees and Young Professionals Committee (formerly, Chair)

PUBLICATIONS

Speaking Engagements

  • “Content Review and Clearance: Revenge of the Shih Tzus!”, McGill University Faculty of Law, November 17, 2022
  • “Financing in Film and Television”, McGill University Faculty of Law, October 6, 2022
  • “Copyrights in the Movie Industry”, Presentation, Champlain College, October 23, 2021
  • “Show Me The Money – Film Financing”, Podcast, 2020-2021
  • “Techtainment – The Convergence of Technology and Entertainment”, Presentation, Bar of Quebec, Les Grands Rendez-Vous de Formation, February 14, 2020 and April 29, 2021

Articles

  • “We’re Not Worthy!: Ineligible Production Genres for Canadian Tax Credits”, May 26, 2020 (LinkedIn)
  • “There’s No Place Like Home… Thanks to Streamers and Other Technologies”, April 27, 2020 (LinkedIn)
  • “Deepfake: The Final Frontier”, April 16, 2020 (LinkedIn)
  • “The 3 Ws of Moral Rights”, April 9, 2020 (LinkedIn)
  • Co-Author, “Sign Here Please…”, August 6, 2019 (Blog)

EDUCATION

UCLA School of Law

L.L.M. Awarded Masin Family Award for Academic Excellence in Motion Picture Financing Transactions. Top 10% in class.

McGill University

L.L.B., B.C.L. Awarded J.W. McConnell Scholarship

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  • Selected Previous Law Firm Experience Includes:
  • Gascon & Associates LLP
  • Chandler Fogden Aldous Law Corporation
  • Dentons Canada LLP

    ADMISSIONS

  • Bar of Quebec
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • State of New York

    Languages

  • English
  • French