Written by Barbara Kautz, Dolores Dalton and Eric Phillips: new state rules aimed at easing the severe housing crunch mean planners need to make sure their zoning regulations are objective—and it’s easier said than done. Click here to read more.

By Mark O’Meara, published by NOVOGRADAC December 10, 2018

 

After decades in the making, the Paul I. Terasaki Budokan community center will become a reality in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo neighborhood. Click here to read more.

Dianne Jackson McLean, a Partner at the firm, and a Diversity Committee Chairperson of the California Lawyers Association’s Real Property Section, was a featured speaker at the CLA Annual Meeting discussing importance and efforts to involve more minority bar attorneys in the real property section.  Click here to read more.

The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits (Vol. 9, Issue 6) features an article on the San Francisco manufacturing facility where Goldfarb & Lipman Attorneys assisted the developer with the New Markets Tax Credit closing using the Targeted Populations qualifying method. Click here to read the article.

The 37th Annual Real Property Law Section Retreat of the California Lawyers Association, held April 19-22, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco was refreshing and enjoyable. Click here to read more.

The 2016 Goldfarb & Lipman Annual Legislative Update provides a summary of recently enacted legislation that will impact areas of concern to our clients, including: real estate transactions, affordable housing, land use, municipal law, community economic development, public finance, tax exempt organizations, property taxes, and employment.

In California Building Industry Association v. Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) does not require a public agency to consider the impact of existing environmental conditions on future project users except in limited circumstances. Click here to read more.

On December 18, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2029, a $1.1 trillion spending bill which contained a $680 billion tax package. Click here to read more.

Today the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion holding that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) does not require a public agency to consider the impact of existing environmental conditions on future project users except in limited circumstances. Click here to read more.

In Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (“DFW”), the California Supreme Court found that a 2010 environmental impact report (“EIR”) prepared by DFW for a large-scale new town called Newhall Ranch failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act. Click here to read more.