The Care and Feeding of Your Sharing Economy Lawyer

If you’re starting (or thinking of starting) a sharing economy company, there’s a very good chance you’ll wonder at some point: ”Is this actually legal?”

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Share and Share Alike: A Profile of Janelle Orsi

When it comes to sharing with others, Janelle Orsi practices what she preaches. Orsi, an Oakland solo practitioner, specializes in a new niche: “sharing law.” She even wrote the book on it: Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy (ABA Books, 2012).

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Share Everything: Why the Way We Consume Has Changed Forever

The so-called sharing economy has been described as being about many things: Millennials rejecting car ownership, the environmentally conscious glomming onto the latest eco-trend, broke urbanites who will want all their own stuff again as soon as the economy recovers...

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The Un-Law School: An Interview with Christina Oatfield

Legal apprenticeships as another path to practicing law.

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California Homemade Food Act SIGNED by Governor Brown!

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduces SELC's The California Homemade Food Act (AB 1616) to create a pathway for the legal sale of safe homemade food products -- helping micro food businesses throughout the state prosper, and ultimately foster the healthy/local food movement.

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‘Proudly made at home’

A new state law eases the way for culinary entrepreneurs to legally create and operate food-related businesses in their kitchens, producing homemade edibles for sale to businesses and to the public.

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A New Era of Crowdfunding?

An update on the JOBS Act which was signed into law in April of 2012 and has since been winding its way from general legislation to specific regulation. When finally implemented, the law should make it much easier and cheaper for small ventures to get funding-for-equity from the crowd.

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating Your Own Sharing Economy

Sharing doesn’t have to mean just cars and apartments. There are lots of small ways you can bring the ideas behind the sharing economy into your life, and a new guidebook shows you how.

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California Homegrown Food Act – seeking a California legislator to author a bill in 2013

The Sustainable Economies Law Center cooks up a bill to allow individuals to supplement their incomes through sale of produce grown at home or on other urban or suburban land.

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New California law kickstarts home-based food businesses

The California Homemade Food Act clears the way for home cooks to make and sell a wide range of products, such as jams and jellies, without the need to invest in commercial kitchen space or comply with zoning and other regulations.

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