In a sweeping decision directly overturning U.S. Supreme Court precedent, a slim majority of the Supreme Court has held that inverse condemnation plaintiffs may immediately proceed to federal court and file actions seeking compensation for alleged takings. Click here to read more.

Presented by Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing in Partnership with Goldfarb & Lipman LLP


Date: April 9, 2019
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: LA Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom
Address: 350 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Parking: Garage offers $10 parking


Learn how to advocate for your position in negotiating professional service contracts at a new workshop that will cover the highly complex (and often misunderstood) world of construction contracts. While a great deal of time is often devoted to negotiating loan documents and partnership agreements, little—if any—energy is spent on negotiating the construction contract. This can lead to unfortunate and shocking results if something goes wrong during construction—as it often does.


This workshop will cover the most significant issues in construction contracts, including liquidated damages, construction scheduling issues, payment issues, public funding requirements, and insurance. Most importantly, this workshop will address the interplay between construction work (i.e., what is going on at the project site) and the implications this has on the overall project (i.e., potential impacts on financing, tax credits, and insurance requirements). Speakers will highlight some hidden risk allocation provisions and other clauses that appear harmless, but, in fact, fundamentally alter the owner’s expectations.



• Moderator: William DiCamillo, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
• Justin Dove, Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
• Isabel Brown, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
• Kim McKay, Executive Vice President, BRIDGE Housing Corporation



Last week the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Murr v. Wisconsin, a significant regulatory takings case addressing the so-called “denominator problem. Click here to read more

Fair Housing and Affordable Housing: The Potential to Join Forces

Join Karen Tiedemann as a panelist for SDHF’s policy and advocacy track workshop “Fair Housing and Affordable Housing.” This panel will explore the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision affirming the ‘disparate impact’ standard for housing and HUD’s final rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). What do these new rulings and rules mean for affordable housing? How can fair housing and affordable housing advocates come together to advance a shared agenda?


Click here for more information on conference workshops.


When: October 29, 2015, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Where: San Diego Hilton Bayfront
Moderator: Christian Abasto, Attorney, Public Law Center
Panelists: Karen Tiedemann, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman; Mary Scott Knoll, Executive Director, Fair Housing Council of San Diego; Sheila Crowley, President & CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Under a new law signed by Governor Brown last month, employers with 50 or more employees will have to provide workforce bullying training to their supervisory employees starting on January 1, 2015. Click here to read more.

Wagon Wheel Family Apartments is the launch of an overall plan to create a mixed‐use
development that will eventually consist of approximately 1,500 dwelling units and 50,400
square feet of commercial space, including stores and retail businesses.


Please join us for the ribbon-cutting celebration of Wagon Wheel Family Apartments, 120 affordable family apartments in Oxnard, California.


Date:  Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Place:  510 Winchester Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036
11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Lunch will be served.


Developer: CRFL Family Apartments
Contractor: Oakwood Communities
Property Manager: Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation

Goldfarb & Lipman represented the Contra Costa County Redevelopment Agency and a joint powers agency consisting of the Agency, BART and Contra Costa County in negotiations for a mixed-use, transit-oriented development on the surface parking lots surrounding the Pleasant Hill BART station.