Services for Shared Housing:

Co-ownership agreements Tenants in common agreements, CC&Rs, Condo conversions, Cooperative housing,
Land-use and zoning, Lease agreements, Ecovillages, Land Trusts, Subdivisions, Conflict resolution.

Services for Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Social Enterprise:

Formation, Choice of entity/structure, Tax exemption, Finance, Contract drafting, Employment law, Liability.

Mediation Services

Interpersonal and family conflicts, Workplace disputes, Businesses/nonprofits, Landlord/tenant.

Articles and Blogs

* Birth of Sharing Law
* Four Degrees of Sharing
* How to Start a Shared Vegetable Garden
* How Nonprofits Can Share Down Their Costs (Part 1)

What is a Slow Homes Movement?

Read Janelle’s Article: Part 1, Part 2.

How to Share a House: A Case Study
How to Stop Foreclosure Through Homesharing

Coming soon: Sample shared housing documents and planning tools!


Read about the separate nonprofit organization that Janelle co-founded and co-directs: the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC): at the SELC Website.

East Bay Express article about SELC, June 30, 2010

Article in California Lawyer Magazine: Profits With A Purpose

Books by Janelle:

Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy: Helping People Build Cooperatives, Social Enterprises, and Local Sustainable Economies
(ABA Books 2012)


The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community,
co-authored with Emily Doskow (Nolo 2009)

Discover how to create a more sustainable community with this practical legal guide to forming successful sharing arrangements.

Recent and Upcoming Speaking Events:



Download Janelle’s 19 Handy Lists For Sustainable Living