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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 Masonry Blog

 
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 Masonry Blog

 
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 …

 
September 8, 2020

Freedom of Speech In and Out of the Workplace

By Patty Chen, Esq. In this age of social media and the current climate in America, people are engaging more and more in political discourse in the …

 
September 8, 2020

Regulatory Compliance for Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”)

By Ara Babaian, Esq. and Durdana Karim, Esq. The manufacturing and distribution of PPE is a growing industry allowing the supply of essential medical and non-medical equipment …

 
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 …