Ara A. Babaian
Partner, Encore Law Group LLP
Ara Babaian founded Encore Law Group PC in 2011 to provide expert legal services to mature companies as well as to early-stage startups and entrepreneurs in the areas of Business and Intellectual Property Law. Drawing on his business acumen and over 10 years of big-firm experience, Ara represents a wide variety of clients in a number of industries, including Technology, Entertainment and Media, Real Estate, Health Care, Manufacturing and Distribution, Restaurant, Retail and Professional Services.
Ara advises clients on complex business and legal matters, including entity formation (corporation, LLC, partnership), corporate finance (including venture capital, private placements, and debt financing), mergers and acquisitions (including buying and selling businesses), intellectual property licensing, commercial transactions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and healthcare transactional and regulatory matters. He advises upper management and business owners, including in transactional matters, employment matters, executive compensation, risk mitigation, and various contract negotiation and advice. Ara also handles copyright and trademark registration, licensing and enforcement. He also acts as outside General Counsel to many of his clients.
Ara earned his JD in 2001 from Loyola Law School, where he received the Faculty Honors Scholarship and was an editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley where he double-majored in English Literature and Molecular Cell Biology and minored in Creative Writing.
Ara was elected as a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2015 through 2019, as well as a Rising Star previous to that, both honors given only to a few eligible lawyers in California.