Goldfarb & Lipman LLP is a collaborative and inclusive law firm that supports our public, nonprofit, and private clients to accomplish positive community impact through affordable housing and community economic development. We strive for a respectful and collegial work environment and find meaning and purpose in our clients’ commitment to create equitable and empowered communities.
We help our clients complete projects on time and on budget, with minimal risk or exposure.
We share our clients’ passion and commitment toward their work.
The strength of our 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.
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. Learn more about our support of legal and community organizations on our Community page. Goldfarb & Lipman is a woman-owned enterprise, certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
We are one of the leading affordable housing and community economic development law firms in California. Since the firm’s inception in 1971, we have partnered with our clients to develop innovative strategies to adapt to the ever-changing landscape while providing a comprehensive range of standard legal services. Our attorneys are some of the most knowledgeable in the field. Through prior experience as city attorneys, city planners, redevelopment agency staff, HUD counsel, CPAs, and architects, we bring to our clients a deeper understanding of the intersection of the law and their work.