Business Law

 
August 18, 2016

Home Improvement Contracts: Protect Yourself as a Contractor and as a Homeowner

by Raffi A. Babaian, Esq. Are you a licensed contractor who works on homes?  Are you a homeowner considering hiring a contractor to renovate your home?  Before …

 
August 18, 2016

Finder’s Fees for Securities after January 2016

by Ara A. Babaian, Esq. For years, clients have been perplexed that they legally cannot pay finder’s fees even though, in practice, most companies raising investor funds …

 
August 18, 2016

Works Made for Hire in California: An Exceptional State, An Exceptional Law

by Raffi A. Babaian, Esq. California is a state known for being exceptional and its labor code is no different. While it is commonplace throughout the country …

September 10, 2010

Fewer Investors Will Be Able to Qualify as “Accredited Investors” under the New Dodd-Frank Act

As a result of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) on July 21, 2010, it is now more …

 
January 19, 2010

Key Issues to Consider in the Operation of Your Business

In these times, business is often conducted at breakneck speeds. Along the way, even business owners with the best intentions sometimes overlook, or don’t have the time …

 
December 15, 2009

Key Issues to Consider in Anticipation of a Major Transaction

Are you considering a major transaction for your business, such as a sale, merger, private placement or debt financing? These types of transactions are very important to …

 
September 21, 2009

Preparing Your Business for a Major Transaction: Seven Key Issues to Consider

Are you considering a major transaction for your business, such as a sale, merger, private placement or debt financing? These types of deals are very important to …

 
April 5, 2008

Major New Amendments to SEC Rule 144 Regarding the Resale of Restricted Securities

The SEC recently adopted amendments to Rule 144 and certain related rules to make it easier for security holders to resell “restricted securities” and “control securities.” Rule …

 
January 10, 2006

How the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Fits into Your Private Company’s Growth

Since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in 2002, public companies have dealt firsthand with the heightened financial reporting, disclosure and corporate governance requirements imposed upon …