Janelle Orsi is an attorney living and working in Berkeley, California. Her law and mediation practice is focused on helping individuals and organizations share resources and create more sustainable communities. She specializes in nonprofit, small business, and real estate law, as well as a new field of practice -- sharing law. She has worked in a range of legal practice areas, including criminal defense, youth law, immigration, adoptions, LGBT rights, and estate planning. She attended Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley.
Articles By Janelle Orsi
When you buy or lease a home with others, you're not just entering into a living arrangement: You're entering a legal relationship as well. How you own a home together determines how you can get financing, what your rights and responsibilities are, how and to whom you can each sell or leave your share.
If you are sharing a tangible asset, such as a house, car, or appliance, you'll want to be clear about who owns it.
Learn how to finance, schedule car use, and handle other details of a carsharing program.
Here’s how to split costs when you share use or co-own a car with a neighbor or friend.
Use this carsharing agreement to spell out details, such as use and splitting costs, when you co-own or share a car.
Here are different ways you can co-own and use a shared car.
Become a property owner by buying into a house someone else already owns.
How to buy and share a vacation home with friends or family.
Share your resources and enjoy social, financial, and environmental benefits.
Learn the key issues to cover in an agreement covering a co-owned house.