Here's a link to Berkeley Parents Network where a lot of people contributed to the thread about Piedmont.
Very helpful from parents' point of view.
There are many other resources, but I thought this will be a good start for you... more
No, though a lawyer can be useful.
In some areas of the country (as I understand it, the New York metro area, for instance), lawyers are almost always involved in the process. In other areas of the country, they very rarely are. If you feel more comfortable having a lawyer review the documents, by all means do so. And if there's anything particularly odd or unusual about the transaction, you definitely should.
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