• Full-Time Faculty
  • Orly Mazur

  • Assistant Professor of Law

  • fulltime Faculty
  • Orly Mazur

  • Assistant Professor of Law

Orly Mazur

Assistant Professor of Law

  • Biography

    • 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.
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Federal Income Tax Law
      International Tax Law
      Corporate Tax Law
      Tax Policy
       
  • Education

    • B.B.A., summa cum laude, University of Texas at Austin
      M.P.Acc., summa cum laude, University of Texas at Austin
      J.D., summa cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law
      LL.M., New York University School of Law
  • Courses

    • Income Taxation
      Corporate Tax
      Tax Accounting
      Taxation of Property Dispositions
       
  • Book Chapters

    • Co-contributor to chapter on Cleantech Financing in ENERGY LAW AND TRANSACTIONS (a legal treatise) (2009)
  • Other Publications

    • Tax Challenges in the Cloud, 19 Journal of Internet Law 3 (Oct. 2015)
  • Presentations

    • Social Impact Bonds: A Tax-Favored Investment
      Texas Legal Scholars Workshop
      Houston, TX (Aug. 29, 2015)

      Transfer Pricing Challenges in the Cloud
      Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting
      Boca Raton, FL (Aug. 1, 2015)

      Social Impact Bonds: A Tax-Favored Investment
      Junior Tax Scholars Workshop
      Austin, TX (June 5, 2015)

      Transfer Pricing Challenges in the Cloud
      Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
      Seattle, WA (May 30, 2015)

      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).