Our Practice

We represent clients across California through our offices in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego. The core of our practice is real estate law, with special strengths in affordable housing and redevelopment. Supporting practice areas of land use, tax, and nonprofit and for-profit corporate and employment law round out and enhance our ability to provide comprehensive and great service to our clients.

Our Focus

We help our clients complete projects on time and on budget, with minimal risk or exposure.

Our Motivation

We share our clients’ passion and commitment toward their work.

Our Services

The strength of our Oakland, California-based law firm lies in our ability to serve our clients on either discrete tasks or comprehensively.We can step in at one particular stage or guide our clients through the spectrum of services, from conception and feasibility to planning and design; from formation, tax structuring, financing and syndication through construction, rent-up, and continuing operations.

Our Diversity

Diversity is a core value at Goldfarb & Lipman, one that we celebrate and cultivate. The variety of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives our attorneys and staff bring to the firm produces a creative and dynamic legal team and promotes a commitment to our clients and the populations they serve. The majority of our partners are women and one-third of our partners come from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Our attorneys are active in a range of community and professional organizations reflecting a diversity of viewpoints. We are members and hold board positions in organizations such as the Charles Houston Bar Association, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, Black Woman Lawyers of Northern California, Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce, Chinatown Community Development Center, and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation. One of our attorneys currently serves as the President of the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association.