Latest Events

  • JAN 26

    Legal Ethics Committee of BASF Presents "Hot Legal Ethics Topics"

    Virtual Presentation

    Date: January 26, 2021

    Program: 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

    MCLE: 1 Hour


    Join the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Ethics Committee for their January virtual meeting, where leadership will offer practical tips for navigating thorny and timely legal ethics issues. Earn CLE credit while hearing from several committee members about hot topics in today’s remote world.


    The program will include an extended question and answer roundtable session where attendees can ask about any ethics issues.




    Sex and Money in the New Rules
    Access to Justice and Fee-Sharing with Non-Lawyers
    Mitigating Risk in Virtual Appearances
    “Joint Representation” in Transactional Matters




    Dianne Jackson-McLean, Goldfarb Lipman, Chair of Legal Ethics Committee
    Joanna L. Storey, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Secretary of Legal Ethics Committee
    Kendra Basner, O’Rielly & Roche LLP, Immediate Past Chair of Legal Ethics Committee
    Al Boro, Boro Law Firm
    Shawn McCall, Law Office of Shawn McCall


    Moderator: Carl Chamberlin, UC Hastings Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, Vice-Chair of Legal Ethics Committee


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  • JAN 12

    OC Community Housing Corporation Presents Panel "Stepping Up – Careers in Law"

    Virtual Presentation

    Date:  January 12, 2021

    Time:  5:00 p.m.



    The Goldfarb & Lipman team will be participating in OC Community Housing Corporation’s Stepping Up College Awareness Program, which works to empower first-generation junior high- and high school-aged youth from low-income families. This panel will explore career exploration and professional development.



    Rafael Yaquian

    Erin C. Lapeyrolerie

    Kim LeSon

    Dave Kong

    Hadiyah Henry

  • 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.