Mestel & Company's Recognized Consultants

Our greatest strength lies in our exceptional team of industry-recognized placement consultants, who are dedicated to candor, integrity, and the highest quality of service. They provide expert guidance and valuable knowledge from having strong relationships with each client’s key decision makers and conducting diligent market research. We know that the combination of intelligence, effort, experience, and sensitivity to the importance of every attorney’s career trajectory creates excellent results. Our success is proven through the company’s thousands of outstanding placements and in the unwavering loyalty of our clients and attorneys.

Arthur ''Woody'' Woodard, Esq.

Executive Director
Partners, Groups, and Mergers
New York, NY

“After practicing law for decades, I needed a new challenge. I became a recruiter and have learned that it is indeed a challenge but has also proven to be extremely satisfying and rewarding.”

Arthur, usually known as “Woody,” specializes in placing partners and partner groups and in effecting firm mergers.

Woody joined Mestel & Company in 2016. Previously, Woody was an employee benefits partner at an Am Law 100 firm. When he retired from active practice, he wanted to find a law-related business where he could share his knowledge and put his experience in the industry to good use. His satisfaction comes from matching a candidate and firm so well that, years later, both are happy with the decision.

Woody earned his J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. from City College of New York. In addition to discussing law and law firms, Woody is always happy to talk about sports and as a life-long New Yorker, he roots for the local teams. He also enjoys reading books, watching old movies, and discussing the most dangerous topic of all -­­ politics.

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