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Nina H Kazazian

Mediation Attorney at Vail, CO

4.4   9 reviews

also known as Kazazian & Associates, LLC

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About Nina

Learn Nina’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Arbitration
    Experienced Arbitrator with 30 years of private practice as an attorney in employment law, discrimination, business, and HOA disputes.

  2. Mediation
    Certified mediator with 30 years of experience as a private practice attorney in employment law, discrimination, business, and HOA disputes.

Ms. Kazazian is a mediator and arbitrator with nearly 30 years of experience in private practice focused on employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employment policies, and employee benefits litigation and arbitration. She has extensive experience with commercial business disputes and HOA disputes.

Licensed for 30 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/17/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 06/08/2022
State CO
Status Disability Inactive
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/13/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Kazazian & Associates LLC
1300 N Frontage Rd W
Vail, CO, 81657


4.4 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exactly What I Needed
Ms. Kazazian is exactly what I needed for an employment lawyer. She is knowledgeable in the field that I was looking for expertise and she has proven to be an asset.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer!
Nina helped me with a business contract for my consulting practice. She made sure that all my risks were mitigated, and that we used the clearest possible phrasing. By the end, I felt that the amended contract clearly expressed my business intents! She was very available, and we only needed 2-3 phone calls for various revisions.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney who understands intentions
It's one thing to understand the law and help me to apply it, but Nina was able to quickly understand what my needs were in terms of the general structure of my contract, and all the risks and concerns that would come with it. It's really easy to work with her because she knows what I'm trying to do from a business perspective, so we don't waste time on things that don't matter. Of course, she also does a wonderful job of making sure even particular phrasing and details are correct.
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Posted by Jason | August 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing contract
I emailed Nina alot of documentation for my contract. She reviewed everything extremely fast and had a complete contract ready for me to review the next day. She is super quick. I would definitely use her services again in the future.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employment Practice Liability
I utilized Nina's services when I had questions regarding Employment Practice Liability with my business. She listened attentively to my situation, and gave me great advice that proved to be very helpful. I would highly recommend Nina.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2015
Hardworking, practical and knowledgeable
This lawyer is the hardest working attorney I have ever worked with. She is a tireless advocate, extremely knowledgeable, and sensible in her approach to legal matters. And, her billing is incredibly reasonable. I have hired many attorneys through the years, and only with Ms. Kazazian did I think I was paying too little. And she got excellent results. Highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2012
Excellent Responsive and Creative Representation
We hired Ms. Kazazian to assist with an employment matter. She was very knowledgeable, personable, and provided a creative solution to our issue. We feel we got very good legal services for a very reasonable price. We will hire her again, and highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nina did a great job helping us set up our LLC. She is very thorough, patient, and efficient. I would recommend her for anyone needing help in that area.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HOA President
We are a small, 6-unit HOA. We have a homeowner who is severely delinquent in making monthly HOA payments, causing the HOA extreme financial distress. We turned to Nina for legal assistance, and ended up terminating the relationship because of her excessive overcharges. She knew we had a very limited budget, and yet she charged us her exorbitant hourly rate for things like reading and responding to our emails. We ended up doing all the work to file a lien against the homeowner and she collected the money for doing basically nothing. I will NEVER recommend her.
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Response from Nina Kazazian April 21, 2020
Truly I am sorry you had a bad experience and were unhappy with the hourly billing rate and terms of the representation to which the HOA Board agreed in advance. I am very sorry to see that additional discounts and courtesy write-offs did not improve your experience. This situation is a good example of why we strongly advise companies, individuals, and non-profits to consult with an attorney early and often, before there is a problem. Ideally, you will develop an enduring relationship with an attorney whom you trust to proactively guide your company to protect you from costly disputes. Companies and Homeowners' Associations are regulated by law here in Colorado (as in most jurisdictions). These laws change frequently, and if the business and HOA has not kept up with the requirements of those laws, the potential counterclaims and damages make it very risky to initiate collection actions against a delinquent homeowner. Here in Colorado, if the HOA is out of compliance, the individual members of the Board of the HOA can be held personally liable for breaching their fiduciary duties and not safeguarding HOA finances, in certain situations. In addition, failing to enforce one homeowner’s obligations to pay the HOA dues will subject the HOA to liability if it later tries to enforce a different homeowner’s obligations. The Board is charged with the responsibility of running the Association in accordance with the law and the HOA governing documents and must enforce these obligations equally amongst all the owners. As with any corporate or non-profit entity, an HOA also has ongoing responsibilities and obligations to maintain specified records and communications with its members. One of the most important responsibilities of the Board is to manage the finances of the HOA, including budgeting an amount for legal fees to maintain compliance and to collect amounts that are due from the HOA members. If any of these responsibilities are neglected for a long time, the solution will absolutely be time consuming and expensive. In such instances, it is not realistic to expect competent counsel to rectify long-standing issues for less than $2,500.00. By contrast, it is often the case that such risks can be avoided for a fraction of the cost of any lawsuit. Here at Kazazian & Associates, we advise our clients about potential risks and how to avoid them or correct them before problems arise. Our goal is to minimize the fees and costs our clients pay by managing risk proactively. Preventative law is more cost-effective and less time-consuming than waiting until an adversary discovers these problems and brings an enforcement action. Even when a client comes to us for the first time on the brink of, or already mired in, a legal battle, we will work within your budget. We may not be able to do everything, but we will clearly communicate what your budget might reasonably attain and recommend a strategy that maximizes value and results. We also do whatever we can to clearly communicate so the client has reasonable expectations for the outcome relative to their set budget. We routinely provide estimates, always have a written agreement with the client before services begin, provide detailed invoices at regular intervals and when the client asks for an update. We do charge to provide you with well-reasoned legal advice, whether in person or in writing (including emails). Over my 25+ years of practice, I have succeeded in meeting these objectives all but a couple of times. This, unfortunately, seems to be one of those times.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kazazian & Associates LLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Corporation Counsel Of The City Of New York
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Chadbourne & Parke, LLP
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate
  • McKenna & Cuneo, LLP (Now McKenna, Long, & Aldridge, LLP)
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Gorsuch Kirgis Campbell Walker & Grover
  • 1992 - 1995
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  • Stockholm University Faculty of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws (International Commercial Arbitration)
  • 2018
  • Stockholm University Faculty of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws (European Economic Law)
  • 2017
  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneve
  • MA - Masters
  • 1989
  • Stanford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
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Legal Cases

  • Pinkstaff v. Black & Decker
  • Settlement in favor of client
  • Knoll v. Equinox Fitness Clubs, 2004 WL 439500 (S.D.N.Y. 2004)
  • Judgment in favor of client
  • Malik v. Arapahoe County Dept. of Social Services, 897 F.Supp. 868, CIV. A. 95-K-144 (D. Col. 1997)
  • Summary judgment in favor of client


  • Eagle County Courts, Colorado
  • Mediator
  • 2013 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English
  • Swedish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished 4.7 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished 4.7 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated 4.7 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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  • Labor and Employment Law Symposium, Monterey, California and Washington, D.C
  • Employer ERISA Fiduciary Responsibilities after Varity and Spink
  • 1997
  • Boston University Environmental Newsletter
  • Environmental Regulation Emerges in Pacific Rim Nations
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • European Lawyers Group
  • Trial Tactics and Strategy for U.S. lawsuits
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Nina
Litigation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nina is a creative lawyer who is not easily intimidated and does not shy away from challenging matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Nina for nearly fifteen years and have consulted with her on a number of employment matters. She is well versed in all aspects of employment law, and is a skilled and effective advocate for her clients. I have benefited from her wise counsel over the years and consider her a valuable resource."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Nina is an aggressive, tenacious and thoughtful lawyer. She is intelligent and creative. She works hard for her clients, and finds solutions to problems in ways other lawyers do not think of. If there is a way , she will find it."
Divorce and separation