Goldfarb & Lipman is pleased to announce the arrival of three new attorneys to the firm this year:
Celia W. Lee joined the firm as Senior Counsel in January 2014. Celia brings to the firm a wealth of experience in the areas of litigation and municipal law. She served as a Deputy City Attorney in the Office of the City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco for almost a decade. Prior to that, she practiced civil litigation at two San Francisco law firms. Celia received her B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She is a member of the State Bars of California and New York. Celia served as President of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area from 2008–2009, and currently serves as a board member for two Bay Area nonprofit organizations: Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality, and the San Francisco Conservation Corps.
Hana Hardy is an associate with the firm practicing in real estate, affordable housing, civil litigation and nonprofit corporate law. Prior to joining the firm in the summer of 2014, Hana maintained a solo private practice and worked as a broker for her own real estate development company. Hana is active in several Bay Area organizations, including The Junior League of San Francisco and San Francisco Community Land Trust. In the summer of 2014, she edited the Queen’s Bench Bar Association newsletter. Hana is admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and B.A. in International Relations and German Studies from Stanford.
Eric Phillips joined Goldfarb & Lipman as an associate after practicing law in Los Angeles for a large firm. Eric’s practice focuses on land use, real estate, affordable housing and CEQA compliance. He completed his J.D. at U.C. Berkeley School of Law in 2012 (Order of the Coif) and B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies at Cornell University in 2002. Prior to law school, Eric was an urban planning project manager at MIG, Inc., an award-winning planning and design firm located in Berkeley, CA. Eric has worked with various nonprofit organizations on real estate, land use, and environmental matters, including Junior Blind America, the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles and the Turkey Creek Community Land Trust in Gulfport, Mississippi.