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August 7, 2019

LASC’s Just-Issued New Rules Regarding Ex Parte Procedures Eliminate Surprises, But Come at the Cost of More Work

By Muhammed T. Hussain, Esq. For well over a decade, the busiest and largest state court system in the world, Los Angeles County Superior Court, had one …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …