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Assistant Professor of Law


Email: omazur@mail.smu.edu

Phone: 214-768-3132

Education:
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.P.Acc., University of Texas at Austin
J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law
LL.M., New York University School of Law
Professor Mazur teaches in the area of tax law. Her scholarship focuses on international and comparative taxation, the intersection of tax law and technology, and tax policy.
 
Before joining the SMU faculty, Professor Mazur worked as an associate in the Business Planning and Taxation group at Haynes and Boone, LLP, where she advised clients on the tax aspects of securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, dispositions and other business restructurings. While at Haynes and Boone, LLP, she also assisted institutional investors and fund sponsors in connection with the formation of, and investment in, U.S. and foreign investment funds. Professor Mazur also taught tax courses at SMU as an Adjunct Professor and a Visiting Assistant Professor. Prior to practicing law, Professor Mazur worked as a certified public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where she focused her practice on international taxation.
 
Professor Mazur received her B.B.A. and M.P.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin and her J.D., summa cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law, where she graduated first in her class and was a member of the SMU Law Review. She holds an LL.M. in taxation from NYU School of Law.

Primary Articles

Taxing the Cloud, 103 Calif. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015).

Tax Abuse – Lessons from Abroad, 65 SMU L. Rev. 551 (2012).
 
Good News in a Bad Economy: Service Acquiesces on Pro-Taxpayer Application of Passive Activity Loss Rules to Limited Liability Companies, 65 The Tax Lawyer 1 (Fall 2011).
 
Co-contributor to chapter on Cleantech Financing in legal treatise Energy Law and Transactions, 2009.

Speeches/Presentations

Taxing the Cloud, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL (Aug. 2, 2014).

Taxing the Cloud, SMU Junior Faculty Forum, SMU Dedman School of Law (Jan. 31, 2014).

Taxation of Electronic Commerce, 2013 International Taxation Academy in Taiwan, Taiwan Ministry of Finance Training Institute (June 24-28, 2013).
 
Tax Abuse – Lessons from Abroad, SMU Junior Faculty Forum, SMU Dedman School of Law (Dec. 2, 2011).
 
Worldwide General Anti-Avoidance Rules, 2011 International Taxation Academy in Taiwan, Taiwan Ministry of Finance Training Institute (April 25-29, 2011).