Janet Portman

Nolo's Executive Editor, Janet Portman oversees  editorial work on all Nolo books, articles, and websites. She specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law, legal issues related to courts, and criminal law. She is the author or a coauthor of Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants, First-Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting Out a Single-Family Home, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Renters' Rights, Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities, and California Tenants' Rights.  

Portman received undergraduate and graduate degrees from  Stanford University  and a law degree from  Santa Clara University School of Law. Before joining Nolo in 1994, she practiced law as a public defender.  

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