Azin Valafar is an Associate with Leech Tishman and a member of the Employment & Labor Practice Group. Based in the LAX / El Segundo office, Azin focuses her practice on labor and employment law, with an emphasis on wage and hour administrative actions.
Azin regularly handles complex litigation matters involving business disputes, labor and employment matters, and entertainment litigation.
In the employment & labor field, she is well-versed in advising clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring through termination, including employment discrimination issues, workplace and sexual harassment, disability accommodation, Family & Medical Leave Act compliance, employee handbooks, human resource policies and practices, wage and hour issues, use of temporary employees and independent contractors, performance appraisals, workplace investigations, drug and alcohol testing, workplace privacy issues, disciplinary action and termination, reductions in force, employment at-will/wrongful discharge, alternative dispute resolution, employment agreements, restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, waivers and releases, and unemployment compensation claims.
During the course of her career, Azin has served as general counsel to two franchise holding companies that owned 34 KFC, Long John Silvers and Taco Bell restaurants, as well as 42 Mobil, Tesoro, Circle K stations and 76 gas stations/car washes.
J.D., Loyola Law School
B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, University of Southern California
Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro, LLP
Valafar Law, PC
Eddie’s Restaurant Company; SB Gas and Wash Management Inc (General Counsel)
Bryman and Apelian