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Oct 14

Legal Ethics in a Remote World

Continuing Legal Education The Bar of San Francisco Wednesday, October 14, 2020   PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED MCLE Registration: 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. MCLE Program: 2:00 –3:15 p.m.   Speakers:   • 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   Click here for more information.
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.   Speakers: 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.   Click here for more information.
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   Panelists:
  • 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
  Click here for more information.
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.
Aug 07

LAW ALERT - HUD Provides Guidance on CARES Act Relief for Project-Based Rental Assistance

HUD is funding up to $224 million in COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSPs) for Properties Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under the Section 8, Section 202, or Section 811 Programs that have incurred eligible costs between March 27, 2020 and July 31, 2020. Click here to read more.