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Airbnb hires someone it hopes can help overcome its users’ legal issues

Excerpt from AllThingsD

Oct 15, 2012 11:22 am

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Unlike Hantman’s previous job, his role at Airbnb will require city-by-city battles over the zoning restrictions and tax issues that complicate the prospects of an IPO.

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Yahoo’s David Hantman, who has been its deputy general counsel and VP of global public policy, is taking a similar job at the online rentals start-up Airbnb, according to an internal email memo he sent today.

The job move is interesting, given the many regulatory issues that the San Francisco-based company faces in local markets as it grows.

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