At this year’s Twelfth Annual Installation and Awards Dinner held at the Riviera Country Club, renowned local attorney Arthur Mazirow was awarded 2010’s prestigious Outstanding Real Estate Lawyer Award by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section. The criteria for the award includes: achieving personal and legal excellence; practicing ethically, honestly and with integrity; teaching others actively and through example; giving of time, talents and means; exercising leadership. “It has been an honor to be chosen by my peers for this important award,” states Mazirow.
Mazirow has given hundreds of lectures to lawyers, real estate professionals, Bar Associations, and the State Bar of California. He has published more than 100 articles dealing with the legal aspects of real estate transactions. Mazirow was a principal author of the lease and purchase forms published by the American Industrial Real Estate Association (1972-1990) and is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate and chaired its Dispute Resolution Program in 2008. Tim Hayes, Executive Director of AIR Commercial Real Estate Association noted, “The AIR forms continue to be the most used and respected commercial real estate forms in the industry. The AIR owes a deep debt of gratitude to all of those who have contributed to the creation and development of the forms…Certainly, [Mazirow’s] name is at the top of the list of those who have selflessly given their time and effort to the AIR, and have, in the process, improved the commercial real estate industry as a whole.”
Mazirow (mazirow.com) was awarded the Spirit of CEB Award by the Continuing Education of the Bar and University of California and was one of CEB's consultants on its recently published book, Ground Lease Practice. He has been designated a Trial Referee under the Reference Procedure of the California Code of Civil Procedure.
This year’s Award Program included special congratulations from such notable lawyers as, Allen Matkins Leek Gamble Mallory & Natsis, LLP; Cox Castle Nicholson; former Assemblyman Walter Karabian, Esq; Wolf Group L.A.; and Crawford & Bangs, LLP.
With a BS from UCLA School of Business and his JD from UCLA School of Law, Mazirow now serves as a real estate arbitrator, mediator, and expert witness. This year, his lectures focus on the important differences between a long term ground lease and a space lease; how to increase the probability of getting a favorable arbitration award; and the California rules for interpreting and construing written contracts.
Interviews available upon request. Photo attached.