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Sara Stephens
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Sara Stephens

Law Office of Sara Stephens

Oakland, CA

About Sara

I came to the law from a grassroots, community organizing background, and my work is motivated by expanding access to legal services. I am particularly passionate about equitable stewardship of the land and housing through projects like housing cooperatives, land trusts, and intentional communities. My current position at the Sustainable Economies Law Center has also trained me to serve worker-owned businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises, which I believe can help build a more just society. If you or your organization needs affordable legal services or advice, please get in touch. Yo... Read more
Practice Areas

Business and Corporate
Labor and Employment
Land Use & Zoning
Landlord-tenant
Non-Profit and Social Enterprise
Real Property
Professional References

Sara is seriously one of the most brilliant and diligent lawyers I know, plus she's a truly wonderful human being. I'd trust her to be my lawyer for almost anything, because she's so great at thoroughly learning new topics and ensuring that every detail is accounted for.

Janelle Orsi

I recommend Sara Stephens.

Elizabeth Burnett, colleague of Sara

Sara is thorough, thoughtful, and easy to communicate with. She is very open and willing to hear other perspectives, and clearly states her positions and her legal reasoning for them. She is a strong and concise writer. And she always meets the deadlines that we have together. I very highly recommend Sara.

Camille Kerr

Licenses

Authority

Year

Status

California
Not provided
ACTIVE
Languages

English
Fee types

Professional Experience

Sustainable Economies Law Center

Housing and Cooperatives Attorney 2014 - Present

Law Office of Sara Stephens

Attorney 2015 - Present

East Bay Community Law Center, Housing Program

pro bono attorney 2015 - 2016

Education

University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

JDGraduated in 2014

University of Washington

BAGraduated in 2003
Contact Information

Law Office of Sara Stephens

385 Orange St.
Apt. 3
Oakland, CA

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Services

Hourly Rate

Hourly rates are the most common fee arrangement for legal services.


Business Dissolution

Dissolving a business entity ends its existence. This protects you against tax and other liabilities and formalities such as filing annual reports.


Nondisclosure Agreement

An NDA protects critical business information when confidentiality is essential to the discussions or negotiations at hand.


Contract Review Basic

Get an in-depth review of a contract of up to 5 pages.


Nondisclosure Agreement

An NDA protects critical business information when confidentiality is essential to the discussions or negotiations at hand.


Landlord-Tenant Dispute Consultation

Consult with a lawyer regarding your landlord-tenant issue.


Employee Handbook

Set expectations for your employees and describes what they can expect from your company. An employee handbook is an important communication tool between you and your employees that describes your legal obligations as an employer, and your employees' rights.


Business Dissolution

Dissolving a business entity ends its existence. This protects you against tax and other liabilities and formalities such as filing annual reports.


LLC Formation

Create a Limited Liability Company.


Contract Review Basic

Get an in-depth review of a contract of up to 5 pages.


Employee Handbook

Set expectations for your employees and describes what they can expect from your company. An employee handbook is an important communication tool between you and your employees that describes your legal obligations as an employer, and your employees' rights.


Nonprofit formation

Establish a nonprofit corporation and apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status


Nonprofit formation

Establish a nonprofit corporation and apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status


Contract Review Plus

Get an in-depth review of a contract of up to 15 pages.


Contract Review Pro

Get an in-depth review of a contract of up to 25 pages.


LLC Formation

Create a Limited Liability Company.


LLC Formation

Create a Limited Liability Company.


Hybrid Social Enterprise Consultation

Assess your legal structure options for establishing a social enterprise