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August 26, 2021

Durdana Karim on The Avanti Podcast: Trademarking and Women-Owned Businesses

Encore Law associate Durdana Karim, Esq. discusses issues in filing and protecting a trademark and setting up a woman-owned business. #whoruntheworld!

August 26, 2021

Risk Allocation Mechanisms in Mergers and Acquisitions: Part 3 — ADDRESSING BUSINESS CHANGES DURING A SALE

By Ara Babaian, Esq. and Durdana Karim, Esq. This is the third article in a series addressing some of the mechanisms used to allocate risks inherent …

August 26, 2021

To Sue or Not To Sue: Determining Whether Filing a Lawsuit Is Appropriate in a Business Dispute

By Patty Chen, Esq. When two or more people form a business, they usually share similar goals in the beginning.  But, as the business develops, the …

August 26, 2021

What to Do When Your Business Partner Is Defrauding the Business

By Muhammed T. Hussain, Esq. When individuals agree to join forces to start a business (or purchase an existing one), there is usually trust amongst the …

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 Masonry Blog

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 Masonry Blog

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. …