Construction Law Practice
Construction Law Practice
Sayward (”Woody”) Mazur co-founded MazurCarp in 1980 and leads the firm’s construction law practice. A construction law veteran with almost four decades of active practice, Woody is a litigator, appellate lawyer, arbitrator and mediator who counsels contractors and developers, large and small, in every aspect of private and public construction law. He has also successfully litigated cases in other fields, ranging from fidelity bond claims to large landlord-tenant disputes to corporate and joint venture litigation. Additionally, Woody counsels clients regarding investigations and responsibility/debarment proceedings.
Woody has garnered recognition in the construction law field from a variety of sources. He and MazurCarp were named as one of the best construction lawyers and law firms, respectively, in New York City by the research publication Chambers USA in its 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions. Other recognition has come from New York Magazine, which named Woody one of the best construction law lawyers in New York City in 2005; the peer review rating publication Superlawyers, which named him one of the best lawyers in 2006; and Martindale-Hubbell, which has given him the highest peer review ranking for over 25 consecutive years.
Woody is widely published and is a frequent lecturer at conferences and organizations associated with the construction industry and construction law. With MazurCarp partner Gary L. Rubin, he co-authored and annually updates the Construction Litigation chapter in West’s highly acclaimed publication, Commercial Litigation in the New York Courts. He authored “Construction Contract Breaches and Disputes,” Federal Publications, Inc., 1977-1980, and the Construction Cases chapter of Using Experts in Civil Cases, published by the Practising Law Institute, 1977. As a lecturer, he has made numerous presentations at programs and seminars around the country, most recently for the Practising Law Institute, and on Bids and Bidding and Design/Build and Construction Management for Lorman Educational Services.
Woody is active in a number of bar and construction industry associations, including the New York County Lawyer’s Association, where he was chairman of the Construction Law Committee for several years; the New York Building Congress; the Associated General Contractors-General Building Contractors of New York; and the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Construction Industry Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association, and the Nassau County Bar Association, and he is an associate member of American Society of Civil Engineers.
Woody is admitted to practice in all of the New York state courts; in the Federal District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts; and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.