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

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

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

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 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

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 …

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 …