Janet Portman an attorney and Nolo's executive editor specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law. She is the author or coauthor of Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Renters' Rights, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities, and others. Portman received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and a law degree from Santa Clara University. As a practicing attorney, she specialized in Criminal defense before joining Nolo. Attorney Fred S. Steingold practices law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. HIs main practice areas are real estate law and business law. He is the author of several Nolo books, including Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business and The Employer's Legal Handbook, and serves on the advisory panel for Nolo's Essential Guide for Buying Your First Home.
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