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 …

 
June 16, 2015

Welcome to Encore Law Group!

Welcome to Encore Law Group!  We have created this portion of the website to provide you with legal and business information that is of interest to entrepreneurs, …

 
May 3, 2011

Ara Babaian Elected to Armenian Bar Association Board of Directors

Congratulations to Ara Babaian who has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Armenian Bar Association.  Ara is also Chair of the Armenian Bar Association’s …

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 …

January 2, 2010

Ara Babaian Honored by Armenian Bar Association

Ara Babaian has been selected by the Armenian Bar Association as an honoree of its “20 Rising Stars Under 40″ award presented on July 28, 2011. The …

 
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 …