Monthly Archives: June 2018

Meera Parikh Serving as Family Law Legal Advisor for Low Income Families

Parikh community service family law legal services

Poniatowski Leding Parikh partner Meera Parikh is working with the staff of the non-profit All for the Family Legal Clinic, Inc. The clinic operates out of Castro Valley, serving low-income families in Alameda County and the wider Bay Area.

The Non-Profit offers Legal Services
to Low-Income Families in Alameda County

The clinic is a non-profit, public benefit corporation which is dedicated to providing low-cost legal assistance to people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer privately. It charges for its services at a reduced rate, with the fee for legal aid calculated on the client’s ability to pay. Continue reading

Written Co-Ownership Agreement Poniatowski Leding Parikh

The Risks of Co-Ownership Agreements

Co-ownership of properties is a very common financial arrangement in real estate. With two or more persons involved in a purchase, their combined buying power can expand the number of properties that they can pursue. One party involved may also provide a higher credit score or more substantial assets that could win better loan terms.

Co-ownership lowers the business risk for both partners because it becomes a shared risk, rather than one which must be borne by a single person. However, these are long-term business relationships (even those between family members), and time can change the motivations of the people involved. Indeed, one partner may decide they wish to exit, and has the legal right to do so (more on that below.) Much can go wrong in a co-ownership partnership, if the possibility of these future issues arising is not accounted for in the initial partnership agreement.

How co-ownership can become problematic  Continue reading