Lyft, Uber, Airbnb and Municipalities: Maximizing Tax and Licensing Revenue Opportunities
Navigating Legal, Regulatory and Tax Issues in the Peer-to-Peer Economy
Note: CPE credit is not offered on this program
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will help counsel to local governments face the challenges--and leverage the financial and control opportunities--presented by the rise of the "sharing economy." The panel will address the legal and regulatory issues raised by peer-to-peer businesses like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and HomeAway. The panel will outline safety, zoning, competition and consumer protection issues, and provide perspectives on leveraging the revenue generating opportunities through taxation and regulatory fees.
- Overview of ride-sharing issues
- Overview of home-sharing issues
- Review of recent developments, cases
- Enforcing, drafting regulations and ordinances
- Strategies for recovering and maximizing revenue
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can local governments enforce existing tax codes to maximize revenue?
- What code enforcement approaches are most useful for minimizing problems associated with short-term rentals?
- What steps can municipalities take to ensure the safety of residents who use ride-sharing services?
- Which cities have successfully adapted current regulatory regimes to fit emerging businesses--and how?
Jonathan M. Huerta
King Spry Herman Freund & Faul
Mr. Huerta concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation and education law.| Read More
Mr. Huerta concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation and education law.Close
Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics
Professor Stemler is a leading scholar on the sharing economy and has published multiple articles on the subject,... | Read More
Professor Stemler is a leading scholar on the sharing economy and has published multiple articles on the subject, including in the Emory Law Journal and the Maryland Law Review. She is also a practicing attorney, consultant, entrepreneur (she sold her first business at age 29), avid traveler, and blogger (www.themillennialprof.com), all of which helps her bring real world examples into the classroom. Professor Stemler earned her J.D. from the Maurer School of Law and M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business. Her research interests focus on the regulatory complexities and possibilities of innovation in the high-tech sector. She currently teaches a variety of courses including entrepreneurship law, business law, and critical thinking.Close