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July 7, 2021

Durdana Karim on The Avanti Podcast: Starting and Structuring a Business

Encore Law associate Durdana Karim, Esq. discusses issues in starting and structuring a business on The Avanti Woman Podcast. Learn More

May 27, 2021

How to Get a Defendant to the Settlement Table Early in the Litigation: File a Writ of Attachment!

By Muhammed T. Hussain, Esq. Plaintiffs (mostly creditors) often have a hard time getting defendants to the settlement table early in litigation, even though the defendant …

May 27, 2021

New Year, New Laws: Changes to California Employment Law in Effect Starting January 1, 2021

By Patty Chen, Esq. With the new year, new California laws went into effect. These new laws generally continue and expand upon California’s more generous views …

May 27, 2021

A Whole New World: California’s Response to Potential Coronavirus Outbreak in the Workplace

By Patty Chen, Esq. As the world grapples with the ever-changing landscape of the global coronavirus pandemic, California employers also have had to adapt quickly to …

May 27, 2021

Risk Allocation Mechanisms in Mergers and Acquisitions: Part 2 — LIMITING LIABILITY

In our last article, we discussed the purchase price considerations typically involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In this article, we will focus on provisions that protect the buyer or seller against current or contingent liability, including performing due diligence, and drafting representations and warranties, indemnification provisions, and limitation on liability provisions, as well as limiting liability through disclosures made in a disclosure schedule. These provisions provide a mechanism to analyze and mitigate risk for both the buyer and seller in an M&A transaction. Learn More

February 25, 2021

Employee or Independent Contractor, That Is the Question Many Employers Are Asking

By Patty Chen, Esq. Misclassifying employees and independent contractors can lead to steep penalties and consequences. Doing so has resulted in million-dollar settlements for some companies. …

February 24, 2021

Risk Allocation Mechanisms in Mergers and Acquisitions: Part 1 — PURCHASE PRICE CONSIDERATIONS

In this article, we will focus on topics relating to the purchase price, including the use of digital currency as an alternative to fiat currency, the use of non-cash considerations, purchase price adjustments, and earnout mechanisms. Learn More

February 23, 2021

Encore Law Partner Ara Babaian Selected as Super Lawyer

Encore Law corporate law partner, Ara Babaian, has been named a Super Lawyer for the seventh year in a row. Learn More

February 23, 2021

The New Normal in Courts after COVID-19

By Muhammed T. Hussain, Esq. As the world has learned to live with the COVID pandemic, so have the courts. But, just as with restaurants and …

September 8, 2020

Finally, the SEC Modernizes the “Accredited Investor” Definition

by Ara Babaian, Esq. Until now, to be eligible to invest in most private securities offerings, an investor must meet the longstanding definition of “accredited investor” which …