Professional Profile: Woody Mazur, 2014

May 12, 2014 - Design / Build

Woody Mazur, Schiff Hardin LLP

Name: Woody Mazur
Title: Partner, Construction Law Group
Company: Schiff Hardin LLP
Location: 666 Fifth Ave., Suite 1700, New York, N.Y. 10103
Birthplace: Bronx, N.Y.
Education: J.D., Brooklyn Law School; B.A., Long Island University
First job outside of real estate: Soda jerk in my Dad's candy store.
First job in real estate or allied field: 1968...freshman lawyer in the great Max E. Greenberg law firm...one of the first concentrating solely on the construction industry.
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Work and more work.
How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I enjoy a drink and watching a select group of TV shows, like True Blood, Breaking Bad and Shameless.
Favorite book or author: "Exodus," the one by Uris, not God. More recently, "The Goldfinch."
Favorite movie: "Mighty Joe Young"
One word to describe your work environment: Smart
Rules to live by in business: Take a long view of life. The rest of the rules will just become obvious.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Socrates. We'd watch Breaking Bad together then go out to a Greek Restaurant to mull its implications.
What is your dream job? Delivering sailboats. And not by truck.
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