For more than 23 years, Ms. Kazazian's practice has focused on employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employment policies, and employee benefits litigation and arbitration. She represents management and individual clients in actions pending in the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Since 1992, Ms. Kazazian has successfully litigated and tried countless cases to a judge and jury in the Colorado and New York state and federal courts. Ms. Kazazian has earned Martindale-Hubbell's Distinguished Attorney peer review rating for High Professional Achievement, High Ethical Standing, and Preeminent Client Review Rating for almost a decade.
Ms. Kazazian draws on her trial experience to provide sound advice and counsel to clients in a variety of industries in all aspects of the employment relationship, including Human Resources policies, hiring and termination practices, diversity training, discrimination issues, and compliance with state and federal employment laws. Ms. Kazazian assists clients in avoiding disputes through skillful negotiation and drafting of policies and contracts. She has extensive experience counseling both employers and participants of benefit plans on issues of fiduciary duties and compliance with requirements of State and Federal employee benefits laws, including ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA. Ms. Kazazian has also successfully defended actions in bankruptcy court and on appeal, and draws on this experience in all aspects of a legal matter, from drafting agreements to avoid litigation, developing litigation strategy when unavoidable, negotiating enforceable settlements, and obtaining judgments and orders to ensure collection of the amounts awarded.
In addition, Ms. Kazazian represents clients in the litigation and arbitration of commercial matters, including franchise termination issues, real estate and business partnerships, contract disputes, and corporate governance. Her international experience is invaluable to the firm's foreign corporate clients, which she represents in local commercial and employment matters.
Ms. Kazazian is also a Certified Mediator (alternative dispute resolution). She can be retained by non-clients to mediate employment law and commercial disputes, and volunteers her time to the Eagle County Courts to mediate small claims disputes. Ms. Kazazian is an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Colorado Heights University in Denver, Colorado.
Ms. Kazazian is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of New York and Colorado, and also admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia (inactive). She received her law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1992, and her Bachelor's degree from Stanford University with honors in 1986. Before founding the firm in 2005, Ms. Kazazian was associated with McKenna & Cuneo LLP in Denver, Colorado, and Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York City.
Ms. Kazazian grew up in Colorado, and enjoys skiing, cycling, the arts, and time with family and her dog. Since 2008, Ms. Kazazian has also been a devoted part-time children's ski instructor at Vail Mountain. Ms. Kazazian speaks French fluently, and has a working knowledge of Swedish, Spanish and Italian.
The firm has an extensive network of strategic alliances, including a broad range of support staff and attorneys with specialized areas of expertise, upon which it draws to quickly and efficiently staff client matters on all issues.
Technology and Other Legal Resources:
The firm utilizes an array of state of the art technology to safeguard client files, reduce costs, facilitate case management, efficiently prepare pleadings and documents, and communicate with clients.
Our research library includes a subscription to Lexis computer-based research, 20 years of work product, book and electronic materials, as well as an extensive library of forms. We also draw on the resources of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Colorado Bar Association. Ms. Kazazian regularly attends Continuing Legal Education seminars in a broad range of legal subjects, not limited to her primary areas of practice.