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June 17, 2020

All the PPP Updates You Should Know, Including the New EZ and Revised Full Loan Forgiveness Applications

By Ara Babaian, Esq. and Durdana Karim, Esq. As many of you know, Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act …

 
May 19, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Key Legal Issues to Consider for Yourself, Your Staff and Your Practice & PPP Loan Guidelines

Encore Law partner Ara Babaian gave a Zoom talk about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) enacted by Congress and administered by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, …

 
May 7, 2020

Regulation Crowdfunding Rules Temporarily Eased Due to COVID-19

By Ara Babaian, Esq. Citing the crisis raised by COVID-19, on May 5, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) eased some of the requirements of Regulation Crowdfunding …

 
May 5, 2020

Encore Law Attorneys Selected to 2020 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Lists

Encore Law corporate law partner, Ara Babaian, has been named a Super Lawyer for the sixth year in a row (2015-2020), and Muhammed Hussain, a litigation partner …

 
May 5, 2020

FAQs for Employers During COVID-19

By Muhammed Talal Hussain, Esq. and Patty Chen, Esq. The world has entered a phase with no known precedent, dealing with a worldwide pandemic, where people who …

 
February 5, 2020

New California Laws in 2020

By Justin P. Karczag, Esq. and Patty Chen, Esq. As we welcome the new year, we also usher in the changes to California’s consumer protection laws and employment laws that …

 
February 5, 2020

The SEC’s Proposed Amendments for the “Accredited Investor” Definition: A Long-Overdue Change to Increase Access to Private Investments

By Ara Babaian, Esq. and Durdana Karim, Esq. The Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed amendments to the definition of “accredited investor” under Regulation D of the Securities …

 
January 24, 2020

The New “Silicon Road”: Armenia’s Emergence as the Silicon Valley of Its Region

By Ara Babaian, Esq., Encore Law Group This article originally appeared in Asbarez Newspaper (available at asbarez.com) on January 24, 2020. For over two millennia, Armenia has …

 
August 7, 2019

Why Ether and Ethereum Is Not a Security

By J.J. Tang, Esq., Encore Law Group LLP Recently, news has been surfacing of blockchain and cryptocurrency related companies conducting unregistered securities offerings and being shut down …

 
August 18, 2016

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

Are you a licensed contractor who works on homes?  Are you a homeowner considering hiring a contractor to renovate your home?  Before you begin working on another …