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Rafik Ayvazi concentrates his practice in Real Estate, Construction, and Risk Management. His background in Construction Management and Real Estate has enabled him to be an effective advocate for his clients. Mr. Ayvazi’s knowledge in contract negotiation, claim resolution, dispute, mediation, litigation and arbitration of real estate & construction matters, allows him to represent a broad range of clients including general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, property owners, and real estate brokers & agents. In 1986, Rafik was admitted to the California Bar. Since 1984 Rafik has been a Licensed General Contractor, and a Licensed Real Estate Broker. Rafik also holds the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation.

Mr. Ayvazi has been a member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Iranian American Lawyers Association, Armenian Bar Association, Associated General Contractors of California Legal Advisory Committee, Armenian Professional Society, Armenian American Chamber of Commerce, Iranian American Construction Association, and California Association of Realtors. Rafik  speaks Farsi and Armenian. The Law Offices of Rafik Ayvazi is based in Encino , and serves the communities of San Fernando Valley, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Tarzana,  Burbank, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Studio City, North Hollywood, Reseda, Van Nuys and Los Angeles.


Languages spoken: Farsi, Armenian, English, Persian

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    29 years, 300 cases
  2. Construction & Development: 25%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    29 years, 500 cases
  4. Business: 10%
    29 years, 250 cases
  5. Employment & Labor: 10%
    29 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($350-500/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:


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  • Benjamin Charchian

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Contact info

Law Offices of Rafik Ayvazi

15915 Ventura Blvd.
Penthouse 2
Encino, CA, 91436


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardAACC2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselKamran and Company, Inc.2004 - Present
General CounselAxis Construction, Inc.1996 - Present
General CounselBest Contracting Services, Inc.1993 - Present
AttorneyRafik Ayvazi1986 - Present
Licensed ContractorRafik Ayvazi1984 - Present
BrokerRafik Ayvazi1984 - Present
EngineerMetropolitan District Commission1979 - 1981
Field EngineerConstruction Company1975 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Armenian Professional SocietyScolarship Chair2001 - 2002
Armenian American Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2000 - Present
Association of General ContractorsMember of Legal Advisory, California1998 - Present
Southland Regional Association of Realtors, Inc.Member1995 - Present
Iranian American Lawyers AssociationBoard Member1994 - Present
Iranian American Construction AssociationBoard Member1993 - Present
Armenian Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1986 - Present
California Association of RealtorsMember1982 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of GlendaleLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Glendale University College of LawLawBS1983
Northeastern UniversityConstruction EngineeringMS - Masters1981
Pahlavi University- ShirazCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Iranian American Contractors Associationconstruction law update2009
IACAconstruction law update2003