Nina K. Bertelli

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Nina K. Bertelli


Direct Line : 801.323.2278

215 South State Street Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111


Nina Bertelli is an associate at Fabian VanCott, with a practice specializing in corporate law, tax and estate planning, and ERISA law. As a corporate attorney, Nina has experience ranging from forming successful startup companies to complex business restructuring and in both domestic and international tax planning. Nina works with a variety of business entities, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, cooperatives, captive insurance companies, and tax-exempt organizations to creatively accomplish all of their business and tax objectives, integrating federal and state tax laws, estate planning, and asset protection. Nina also represents employers, insurers, and claim administrators, in defending claims for denial of benefits under employer-sponsored plans governed by ERISA.

Nina currently volunteers her time to Utah’s Small Business Development Center, to provide assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses to build and maintain successful companies. Nina has volunteered at the Hartland Clinic, Family Law Clinic, and Street Law Clinic, and continues to volunteer at the Tuesday Night Bar, where she advises clients on matters ranging from child custody and protective orders to landlord-tenant disputes and employment discrimination. Nina is licensed to practice in Utah’s state and federal courts.

During law school, Nina served as Executive Footnote Editor on the Utah Law Review. In her final year in law school, she competed in the 2016 National Trial Competition, served as a Legal Methods writing course teaching assistant, was awarded the Certificate of Service for Pro-Bono Work, and was chosen to speak at her law commencement ceremony.

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Admitted to the Utah State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2016
Member, Women Lawyers of Utah
Member, Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar
Summer Associate, Fabian & Clendenin, 2015
Legal Intern, 1-800 Contacts, 2015-2016
Law Clerk, Salt Lake County District Attorney, 2014-2015


J.D., with Honors, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 2016
Executive Footnote Editor, Utah Law Review, 2015-2016; Staff Member, 2014 - 2015
National Trial Advocacy Team, 2016
Certificate of Service for Pro-Bono Work, 2016
Teaching Assistant, Legal Methods Writing Course, 2015 - 2016
Research Assistant, Professor Shima Baradaran, 2014 - 2015
CALI Award (highest grade in course): Criminal Law, Spring 2014
3L Representative, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund; Activities Coordinator, Student Litigation Society Board; Member, Women’s Law Caucus; Member, Minority Law Caucus; Barbri Representative
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice; Minor in Psychology, Weber State University, 2013

Publications & Presentations

Speaker, "Employee v. Intern," Employment Law Seminar, May 2018
Speaker, "Avoiding Liability Under the Fair Labor Standards Act," AASPA Personnel Administrative Boot Camp, June 2017
Contributing Author, 2017 Employer’s Guide, Fabian VanCott, May 2017
Speaker, “Know Your Limits..." Employment Law Seminar, April 2017

Community Service

Volunteer, Tuesday Night Bar, 2016 - present
Volunteer, Hartland Clinic, 2015 - 2016
Volunteer, Street Law Clinic, 2014 - 2016
Volunteer, Family Law Clinic, 2014 - 2016