As of March 20, 2020, I am no longer taking clients for the foreseeable future. I will be moving into a public service career as a deputy city attorney for the City of Berkeley. Thank you!

I provide legal advice on a sliding scale for tenants, grassroots organizations, and social entrepreneurs.

I believe everyone should have access to high-quality legal representation. If you need help navigating the legal landscape your housing community or social enterprise finds itself in, get in touch. Below is a non-exhaustive list of my services. Contact me to see if I can help, or refer you to someone else who can.

Housing and Landlord / Tenant Law

  • Cooperative housing
  • Real estate investment cooperatives
  • Agreements: tenants-in-common, co-ownership, leases
  • Advice on evictions and tenant protections

Land Use and Community Development

  • Zoning and other local land use regulation
  • Land trusts
  • Easements
  • Community benefits agreements

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Social Enterprise

  • Choice of entity and formation
  • Bylaws / Operating Agreements
  • Fiscal sponsorship agreements
  • Contract drafting
  • Employment law
  • 501(c)(3) tax exemption
  • Subchapter T taxation for cooperatives