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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 …

 
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

California is a state known for being exceptional and its labor code is no different. While it is commonplace throughout the country for employers to engage independent …

September 10, 2010

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

By Ara A. Babaian, Esq., Encore Law Group LLP As a result of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank …

 
January 19, 2010

Key Issues to Consider in the Operation of Your Business

By Ara A. Babaian, Esq., Encore Law Group LLP In these times, business is often conducted at breakneck speeds. Along the way, even business owners with the …

 
December 15, 2009

Key Issues to Consider in Anticipation of a Major Transaction

By Ara A. Babaian, Esq., Encore Law Group LLP Are you considering a major transaction for your business, such as a sale, merger, private placement or debt …

 
September 21, 2009

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

By Ara A. Babaian, Esq., Encore Law Group LLP Are you considering a major transaction for your business, such as a sale, merger, private placement or debt …

 
April 5, 2008

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

By Ara A. Babaian, Esq., Encore Law Group LLP The SEC recently adopted amendments to Rule 144 and certain related rules to make it easier for security …

 
January 10, 2006

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

By Ara A. Babaian, Esq., Encore Law Group LLP Since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in 2002, public companies have dealt firsthand with the heightened …