Sarah Elebiary

Sarah El Ebiary is a Mediator based in Salem, Oregon who holds a certificate in dispute resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. She is a licensed mediator certified by Ku’ikahi Mediation Center and trained by West Hawai’i Mediation Center as a volunteer court-appointed mediator for civil disputes….

Availability: Virtual In-Person Washington

General Biography

  • Ku’ikahi Mediation Center
    Hilo, Hawaii 2017, Mediation Training
  • Southwestern Law School
    Los Angeles, California, 2010, Juris Doctor, Contracts & Intellectual Property
  • Oregon State University
    Corvallis, Oregon, 2005, Bachelor of Science, New Media Communication

Professional Experience

New World Law: Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii & International – Founder / General Counsel, November 2013 – Present

  • Negotiate and draft business and legal documents on behalf of entrepreneurs and startups in the tech and entertainment industries
  • Create business plans, research legal compliance issues, and consult on marketing, promotions, and social media campaigns
  • Oversee and handle all contracts issues, including leases, licensing, sales, privacy, and distribution agreements
  • Register corporate business entities, prosecute copyrights and trademarks, and consult on brand management

Urban League of Portland: Oregon – Legislative Assistant/Social Justice & Civic Leadership Fellowship, January 2014 – June 2015

  • Organized constituents of color to meet with representatives for legislative visits & Our Voices United – Legislative Action Day
  • Researched, drafted, and presented government lobbying, social justice campaigns, and helped to pass Ban The Box in Oregon
  • Assisted and presented at city/county/state government committee meetings, working with Portland mayor, Portland city council, Oregon congresspersons, and governor advocating to pass laws benefiting diverse and underrepresented communities


Warner Music Group: Burbank, California – Business & Legal Affairs, Rhino Entertainment, December 2008 – January 2014

  • In-House Legal Counsel and Contract Administration Manager for International Entertainment Corporation
  • Spearheaded and collected $300,000+ in unpaid synchronization agreement fees from delinquent licensees in under one year
  • Co-developed new “Revenue Assurance” wing with former President of Business & Legal Affairs
  • Promoted to manager of non-musical rights after first year administering trademark, copyright, and publicity agreements for merchandise, sponsorship, touring, and back-catalog exploitation of major label and legendary legacy artists
  • Drafted, revised, and assisted with music master use synchronization licenses, soundtrack and compilation agreements, and various licensing agreements for music, movies, video games, apps, business and legal affairs

Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute: Los Angeles, California – Law Clerk, September 2006 – January 2010

  •  Co-Edited Media Law casebook for mentor and Institute Director, Dave Kohler, former General Counsel of CNN
  • Provided event assistance and promotions for publications, conferences, CLE workshops, and lecture guest speakers
  • Won the Runner-up Finalist in the National First Amendment and Media Law Moot Court Competition
  •  Researched and edited Southwestern Law School Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law


King, Holmes & Paterno LLP – Century City, California – Paralegal & Publishing Administrator, April 2009-April 2010

  • Drafted, revised, and assisted with master use agreements, publishing contracts, and mechanical licenses
  •  Administered, organized, and advised clients with regard to writer and publisher catalogs and income
  •  Registered copyrights, trademarks, and performance rights
  •  Researched and drafted memos for litigation of technology, entertainment & media law, trademark, copyright, commercial clients, data protection & privacy laws and regulations in North America, EU, and Australasia

  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts – Pro Bono Legal Assistance, June 2018 – Present
  • Associate Board Member – Our Place, Spokane, Washington, 2020 – Present
  • Vice President, Executive Board Member – Oregon Muslim Bar Association, 2021 – Present
  • $150/hr (minimum 2 hours – split evenly between parties)


Business and Commercial Disputes, Intellectual Property, Non-Profit and Community



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