Resolving the Diverse Legal Issues Facing Members of the Sharing Economy
The Sharing Economy continues to grow. The entrepreneurs who power it must be prepared to address complex legal issues and ever-changing regulations and infrastructure. Kaufman Dolowich attorneys appreciate the unique challenges members of the sharing community face as they navigate this new and emerging legal landscape. The lawyers in our Sharing Economy Legal Services Practice possess a breadth of experience handling insurance, real property, intellectual property, contract, tax and other matters related to the sharing economy. We provide first rate legal advice, counsel and litigation services to the diverse members of the sharing economy, from individual entrepreneurs and small business owners, to the community of large sharing economy enterprises.
With a strong background in traditional business litigation and a deep understanding of how the same issues impact the sharing economy, our attorneys aim to deliver creative solutions in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Whether we are representing a mom-and-pop business, a growing enterprise, or the user base of a sharing economy service, we take the time to understand our clients’ needs and objectives and work with them to develop strategies that achieve the results they seek.
Providing a Broad Range of Legal Services to the Sharing Economy
The legal professionals in our Sharing Economy Legal Services Practice assist clients with a full range of legal matters, including:
- Drafting and review of contracts and agreements (including leases, property management, real estate governance and purchase agreements and concierge agreements)
- Disputes involving leases and Tenancy in Common (TIC), Homeowners Association (HOA), and Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCRs) agreements
- Premises liability
- Insurance coverage
- Real property disputes and resolution
- Corporate advice and counsel
- Business entity formation
- Labor and employment issues
- Tax compliance
- Regulatory advice, counsel and defense in connection with city planning, municipal zoning and tax departments, and state regulatory bodies matters
- Intellectual property
- Risk management
Kaufman Dolowich is proud of our Sharing Economy attorneys’ our strong reputation. We have developed deep experience in the diverse and evolving field of sharing economy law. Members of our practice are frequently solicited by legal and business news providers, including Law360, the Daily Journal and Forbes, to comment on employee classification, privacy issues, background checks, landlord-tenant matters involving home-sharing businesses, and other emerging legal issues arising in the sharing economy arena.
Kaufman Dolowich believes in taking a collaborative approach to the practice of law. We know that our clients are best served when they have access to the knowledge and resources of attorneys working throughout our firm’s diverse practice groups. Our Firm’s attorneys regularly share information across practice groups to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality legal representation. As the Sharing Economy continues to grow and evolve, clients can be confident in knowing that our Firm has the capacity and depth of experience necessary to handle their most complex and pressing legal matters.
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer CIPP/US, CIPM
|San Francisco, CA , Oakland, CA
|Co-Managing Partner of Kaufman Dolowich
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
|San Francisco, CA , Los Angeles, CA
|Kaufman Dolowich's General Counsel
|New York, NY , Hackensack, NJ
|Co-Managing Partner of New Jersey OfficeChair of Maritime Practice Group
|Hackensack, NJ , Bloomfield Hills, MI
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- Insuring the Sharing Economy: Existing Models, New Models, Traps and Mitigation of Gaps, Westlaw - Jul 19, 2017
- Is Your Uber Driver or Lyfter an Employee or Independent Contractor and Why Does it Matter? Westlaw - Jul 18, 2017