Latest Events

  • OCT 14

    Legal Ethics in a Remote World

    Continuing Legal Education
    The Bar of San Francisco
    Wednesday, October 14, 2020



    MCLE Registration: 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

    MCLE Program: 2:00 –3:15 p.m.




    • Carl W. Chamberlin, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    • Dianne Jackson McLean, Goldfarb & Lipman
    • Joanna L. Storey, Hinshaw & Culbertson


    All members of the California State Bar must heed the Rules of Professional Conduct as they represent clients through video conferences, Zoom depositions, online court hearings, and other remote means. Even as courts reopen and attorneys return to the office, remote representation and advocacy will continue to some degree due to their practicalities and efficiencies. This program addresses legal ethics as applied to remote representation, including duties of diligence and competence, matters to consider when advising clients and protecting their interests, ways to keep clients adequately informed and their confidences secure, and the impact of obligations to the court, opposing counsel, and unrepresented parties.


    Topics include:


    • Fulfilling duties of diligence and competence in remote representation
    • Protecting client interests in remote hearings and depositions
    • Keeping clients informed and information secure working from home
    • Meeting obligations to court, opposing party and counsel


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  • OCT 05

    Goldfarb & Lipman Attorneys Present at the San Diego Housing Federation 2020 Conference


    San Diego Housing Federation Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Institutes 2020

    October 5 – 9, 2020

    Virtual Conference


    “Construction in the Time of COVID”

    October 5, 2020

    12:45 – 2:15 p.m.



    Isabel Brown, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

    William DiCamillo, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

    Eve Stewart, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

    Scott Smith, President, James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp.


    Construction has never been easy. And construction in the time of COVID is a brand new challenge filled with all sorts of uncertainties. With potential government-ordered shutdowns, and global supply chains in disarray, to real-world health and safety concerns for both residents and workers, how can a contractor possibly commit to an owner to finish on time and on budget and, in turn, how can a developer make the same promises to a funder? We don’t know either! But, we can guaranty your construction contract will need some serious review and consideration before work begins.


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  • SEP 25

    NPH Workshop - Short-Comings of Race Neutrality in Policies

    WHEN: Friday, September 25, 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.


    WHERE: NPH of Northern California 2020 Conference (virtual)


    Race-neutrality in a racialized society such as the United States is a myth, including in the realm of affordable housing. To assume otherwise is to ignore the fact that intergenerational impacts of structural and cultural housing discrimination still exists. To ignore the intergenerational impacts of structural and cultural housing discrimination is to disregard the root of racial inequity in housing accessibility, undermining the potential success of housing equity policies. In this workshop, panelists will discuss the existence, or lack thereof, of race consciousness in rural and urban housing policies that shape their work. Speakers will address both the limitations and potential of creating and advancing race-conscious solutions.


    Moderator: Erin Lapeyrolerie, Attorney, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP



    • Mark Stivers, Director of Advocacy, California Housing Partnership
    • Karoleen Feng, Director of Community Real Estate, Mission Economic Development Agency
    • Gloria Bruce, Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations


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  • AUG 29

    Housing California Virtual Un-Conference 2020 “Our Homes, Our Voice, Our California,” Aug. 31 – Sept. 4, 2020

    Goldfarb & Lipman proudly continues our support of Housing California’s annual conference focused on creating a future California where no one is homeless and everyone can afford a safe, stable place to call home. Stop by our virtual booth during the 10:15 am, 2:15 pm exhibit hall breaks, or the 12:00pm lunch hour throughout the conference to discuss with attorneys from the firm the various ways our firm is helping public and private entities to develop safe and equitable housing in our state.

  • FEB 01

    “Evolving State and Local Roles in Housing: Recent Legislation and Some Predictions for the Future,” by Barbara Kautz, Sonoma State University 36th Annual Planning Commissioners Conference

    Goldfarb & Lipman attorney Barbara Kautz presents “Evolving State and Local Roles in Housing: Recent Legislation and Some Predictions for the Future” at Sonoma State University’s 36th Annual Planning Commissioners Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Sonoma State University Student Center, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park.

  • JAN 31

    Barbara Kautz Presents “What You Need to Know about California’s New Fair Housing Laws (AB 686)," Federal Reserve Bank

    “What You Need to Know about California’s New Fair Housing Laws (AB 686)” will be presented by Barbara Kautz at the Federal Reserve Bank, 101 Market Street, San Francisco, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • JAN 30

    "State and Local Control: California’s Battle Over Housing," UC Hastings, San Francisco

    Attorney Barbara Kautz will be presenting “State and Local Control: California’s Battle Over Housing” from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. at UC Hastings, 200 McAllister Street, Alumni Reception Center, San Francisco.

  • OCT 24



    October 24 – 25, 2019



    October 25, 2019

    Plaza I

    10:00AM – 11:15AM


    Panel: M David Kroot, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP; Kyle Arndt, Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP; David Grunwald, National Community Renaissance; Michael Massie, Jamboree Housing; Kathe Head, Keyser Martson Associates


    Explore the process and learn the steps for preserving the estimated 1.5 million Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties reaching Year 15 by 2024 as they become eligible for market-rate conversions. Without action, valuable rental properties are at risk if they are re-positioned as market-rate housing, which will only exacerbate the current housing crisis. This workshop is designed for members of the affordable housing community to educate one another and help drive the future re-syndication of LIHTC properties and affordability.