Janelle Orsi

Attorney · UC Berkeley School of Law

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.

Janelle has worked in a range of legal practice areas, including criminal defense, youth law, immigration, adoptions, LGBT rights, and estate planning. She attended UC Berkeley School of Law.

Articles By Janelle Orsi

Splitting Car Purchase and Maintenance Expenses for a Shared Car
Here’s how to split costs when you share use or co-own a car with a neighbor or friend.
How to Prepare a Carsharing Agreement
Use this carsharing agreement to spell out details, such as use and splitting costs, when you co-own or share a car.
Co-Owning a Car
Here are different ways you can co-own and use a shared car.
How to Buy an Ownership Share of a Friend’s Home
Become a property owner by buying into a house someone else already owns.
How Sharing a Vacation Home Can Make It Affordable
How to buy and share a vacation home with friends or family.
The Many Benefits of Sharing
Share your resources and enjoy social, financial, and environmental benefits.
Preparing a House Co-Ownership Agreement
Learn the key issues to cover in an agreement covering a co-owned house.
Legal and Financial Issues to Consider When Co-Owning a Home
Learn the different ways to hold title to a house, how to split financing, and the legal rules that apply when you co-own a home.
How to Prepare an Office Sharing Agreement
Always put your agreement in writing when sharing office space with another small business. To get started, use this sample office sharing agreement as a model in preparing your own.
What’s Involved in Sharing Office Space
Many, if not most, small businesses and entrepreneurs use commercial space to house their operations, and sharing these work spaces is often a smart business decision.