Ara J. Balikian is the owner of Balikian Law.He is an accomplished litigation attorney and counselor, who has tried cases before all state and federal courts in Massachusetts and participated in numerous complex arbitrations and mediations. Ara’s expertise in the area of wage and hour disputes, particularly, is well recognized, and he regularly represents both employees and employers in state and federal court and before compliance agencies in connection with non-payment of wages, such as overtime, prevailing wage, regular wage, minimum wage, vacation benefits, meal and break periods, compensatory time and related issues.Ara also represented clients with regards to commissions, stock plans and other incentive strategies. Ara co-authored legislation making treble damages mandatory for violation of the Massachusetts Wage Act.
In addition, Ara counsels and advises corporate clients in their “preventative maintenance” efforts with respect to state and federal laws and regulations. Legal Experience ●Balikian Law, 2007 – Present ●Gordon and Balikian, LLP, 2003 – 2006 ●Balikian & Associates, 1999 – 2003 ●McCormack & Epstein (now McCormack Law Group), 1997 – 1999 ●McNamara & Flynn, P.A., 1995 – 1997. Ara in currently actively involved and has himself in the past founded, operated and served as CEO of several successful businesses from which he has developed a keen understanding of finance, marketing, revenue generation, equity financing, organization, record keeping, accounting methods, leadership, and management. Admission Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1995 Unites States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1996 Unites States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1997 United States Supreme Court, 1998 Distinction Ara was named by Boston Magazine’s Super Lawyers edition as a Massachusetts Rising Star for 2005.He received the McDermott Award in 2004 from Suffolk University Law School for outstanding alumni service.For the 2004-2005 term, Ara’s professional colleagues award him the Boston Inn of Court Inn Oscar Award in recognition for extraordinary contribution as the best thespian. Education J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Executive Editor of the Transnational Law Review.
B.A., Boston College, magna cum laude Finneran Commencement Award, given annually to the graduate in the School of Arts & Sciences that exemplifies excellence in academics, leadership and service. Community Involvement Ara J. Balikian is actively involved in community service.He serves as the Chair of the New England District of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). He is the past Grand Treasurer and past Grand Secretary of the Knights of Vartan, Inc. He has served as pro bono legal counsel to Full Circle: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, and Each One Reach One, Inc., a non-profit organization which educates, instructs, motivates and trains underprivileged adults in low income communities in the use of computers and computer programs for the purpose of improving individual employment marketability.
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