Latest Events

  • AUG 29
    2020

    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
    2020

    “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
    2020

    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
    2020

    "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
    2019

    GOLDFARB & LIPMAN PRESENTS AT SCANPH’S 2019 CONFERENCE

    SCANPH

    October 24 – 25, 2019

     

    “YEAR 15: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIHTC PROPERTIES”

    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.

  • OCT 16
    2019

    GOLDFARB & LIPMAN ATTORNEYS PRESENT AT THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO

    League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

    October 16 – 18, 2019

    Long Beach Convention Center, CA

     

    “RENT CONTROL: TENANT PROTECTION AND ANTI-DISPLACEMENT POLICIES, TECHNICALLY SPEAKING”

    October 18, 2019

    General Session

    10:15AM – 12:15PM

     

    Panel: Karen Tiedemann and Thomas Webber

     

    This panel will discuss what is rent control, the legal history, AB 1482, the issues involved and the policy responses.

  • OCT 12
    2019

    GOLDFARB & LIPMAN ATTORNEYS PRESENT AT THE CALIFORNIA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION 2019 ANNUAL MEETING

    California Lawyers Association 2019 Annual Meeting

    October 10 – 12, 2019

    Monterey Conference Center

    Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey

     

    “THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE TACKLES THE HOUSING CRISIS:  A REPORT FROM THE TRENCHES”

    Session 53

    10:00AM – 11:00AM
    CLE:  1.0 Hour

     

    Panel: Dolores Dalton and Eric Ramakrishnan

     

    In the last three years, the California Legislature has passed dozens of bills designed to address the state’s brutal housing crisis. Among other things, the new laws are intended to dramatically decrease the ability of cities and counties to deny or reduce the density of housing development projects throughout the state, and to streamline and speed up housing production. This panel will highlight and explain the most important changes in housing legislation in recent years. The panelists will also report on the practical effects of the new legislation, from the standpoint of local government and affordable housing practitioners.

  • OCT 10
    2019

    GOLDFARB & LIPMAN ATTORNEYS PRESENT AT THE 2019 ANNUAL SAN DIEGO HOUSING FEDERATION CONFERENCE

    2019 Annual San Diego Housing Federation Conference

    October 10, 8:00am – 6:00pm

    Hilton San Diego Bayfront

     

    “TAX CONCEPTS DEMYSTIFIED”

    10:30AM – 11:45AM
    Indigo 202

     

    Panel: Amy DeVaudreuil, Reagan Mechling, and Deanna Bligh

     

    You’ve just got your TCAC award, and now it’s time to select an investor. What exactly is the investor factoring in when they offer you a certain tax credit price? What is a capital account, minimum gain, and GP DRO? Why must my local soft lenders reduce their interest rates to 0%? Why are these issues cropping up more often after 2017 tax reform? It’s more important than ever for developers and local governments to understand these critical tax concepts. Our expert panel (financial consultant, tax attorney, and investor) will demystify all – in plain English! Join us for a discussion on deductions, investor IRR, capital accounts, and minimum gain and how they can affect affordable housing developments.

     

     

    “TENANT PROTECTIONS AND ANTI-DIPLACEMENT POLICIES:  LOCAL AND STATE EFFORTS”

    2:00PM – 3:15PM
    Indigo E

     

    Panel: Karen Tiedemann and Justin Bigelow

     

    San Diego’s recently passed its Source of Income Anti-Discrimination Ordinance and the state legislature continues to discuss actions to protect tenants from displacement pressures. This panel discusses tenant protection and anti-displacement policies up for debate in the state legislature, as well as local governments and voters in California: from voluntary mediation and minimum lease terms, to just cause for eviction and maximum rent requirements. Renewed local and state-wide activism and sustained economic pressure in the housing market indicate rent control is not going away; panel attendees will gain a working knowledge of rent control to break through the political jockeying.