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Nick Melzer, JD

As a former Partner at a large national law firm, Nick spent nearly fifteen years advocating successfully for his law clients and now applies those same skills to help his real estate clients get the best possible outcome when buying or selling homes and land.

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My Story

Having lived in the Midwest, on the East Coast, and on the West Coast before making my home in Evergreen, I know what a special place Colorado is.


I was born in Michigan, grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and went to school at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. At Tufts, I graduated cum laude with both my Bachelor's (in Quantitative Economics and International Relations) and Master's (in Economics) Degrees in four years. I also had the privilege to play varsity football, study for a summer in the French Alps, and spend a semester at la Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. After college, I moved to Colorado for the first time and spent a year in Vail as a ski bum, waiter, and musician. Though I fell in love with the mountains and the Colorado lifestyle, I decided (for reasons I still don't understand...) to go to law school. I earned my Juris Doctorate from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California, graduating near the top of my class. After law school, I spent twelve years practicing law in Los Angeles at a number of large national law firms, eventually becoming a partner in the Litigation Group at Holland & Knight LLP, doing primarily high-profile internal investigations and white-collar defense work. But Colorado was calling and eventually I moved my practice to Denver.

With a growing family and unsustainable travel and work demands, I made the decision to retire from the practice of law and pursue a new career in real estate (which, it turns out, is way more fun than practicing law.) I joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Evergreen, Colorado and shortly thereafter, Julia Purrington and I formed the Colorado Foothills Team with the goal of offering our clients exceptional service, dedication, and expertise, beyond their expectations.


As a former attorney, I know what it means to represent a client zealously, competently, loyally, and with their best interests at heart and I firmly believe that everybody deserves that type of service from their real estate agent too. I'm so proud of what we've built and my team and I spend every day trying to live up to that higher standard. I'd like to think that's why the Colorado Foothills Team has grown to be one of the most successful real estate teams in the foothills and consistently been in the top 1% of small teams in the Berkshire Hathaway network nationwide.

But it's not all about work! At home, I'm a proud husband and father of three young children, who all love the foothills lifestyle almost as much as I do. On any given day you'll find us hiking, biking, skiing, or fly fishing and enjoying all of the outdoor activities that Evergreen and Colorado have to offer.

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Accolades, Certifications, and Affiliations

  • 2022: BHHS Chairman’s Platinum Award - Team

  • 2022: BHHS President’s Circle Award

  • 2021: BHHS Chairman’s Diamond Award - Team

  • 2021: BHHS Chairman’s Circle Gold Award

  • Certified Mountain Area Specialist ("CMAS")

  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist - Guild Recognition ("CLHMS")

  • BHHS Luxury Collection Specialist

  • National Association of REALTORS®

  • Colorado Association of REALTORS®

  • Mountain Metro Association of REALTORS® ("MMAR")

  • Director, Mountain Metro Association of REALTORS® ("MMAR") 

  • MMAR Government Affairs Committee Chairman

  • REALTORS® Land Institute, Colorado Chapter


(720) 725-1235

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