Welcome to
Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

Since the founding of Goldfarb & Lipman in 1971, we have developed a distinct practice focused on providing superior legal representation to both public and private organizations.  We serve our clients in the areas of real estate, affordable housing, land use, municipal law, community economic development, public finance, fair housing, real estate tax and syndications, employment, and litigation.


Our diverse combination of clients includes cities, counties, public housing authorities, special districts, redevelopment successor agencies, private and nonprofit developers, as well as other types of nonprofits.  We have particular expertise in representing tax-exempt organizations on real estate transactions, corporate formation, governance, and operational matters.  In addition, we act as general and special counsel to public agencies throughout California in the areas of real estate development, employment and litigation.


We have provided invaluable service and advice to our clients in thousands of real estate transactions from small urban infill and rural developments to large, high-profile economic development and real estate projects throughout California and the west.  We have helped form and advise tax-exempt organizations serving a range of purposes including affordable housing, educational, environmental awareness, health, and social welfare.  We represent municipal and private employers in labor matters in state and federal courts throughout California as well as in arbitrations and mediations.


Our attorneys practice out of offices in Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego, which gives us reach and availability to effectively serve our clients. Goldfarb & Lipman is a woman-owned enterprise, certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).


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