Founded in 1971, Goldfarb & Lipman has deep roots in the communities we serve. We share our clients’ passion and commitment toward their work. And we value hard work, experience and community engagement.

Goldfarb & Lipman is a woman-owned enterprise, certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We respect the variety of perspectives and experiences that our team members bring to the table and encourage each professional to pursue their own individual interests while working together to serve our clients’ needs. Leading with empathy, we think of ourselves like a family. We enjoy each other’s company and have created a supportive workplace that encourages a healthy work-life balance.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity is a core value at Goldfarb & Lipman, one that we celebrate and cultivate.

The variety of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that our attorneys and staff bring to the firm produces a creative and dynamic legal team that deliver valuable insights 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.


Throughout California we give time and resources to organizations that promote our values. Many attorneys have served as leaders in organizations ranging from bar and professional associations to civic and pro bono activities. A few of our many commitments have included:

Legal Leadership

  • Numerous national, state and local bar association leadership roles
  • LegalCORPS
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Housing and Development Law Institute
  • Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Black Women Lawyers of Northern California
  • Charles Houston Bar Association
  • San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association
  • California Lawyers Association of Black Lawyers
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Public & Housing

  • League of California Cities
  • Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
  • San Diego Housing Federation
  • County Counsels’ Association of California
  • California Center for Cooperative Development
  • California Housing Consortium
  • Housing California


  • Board of Trustees for Affirmative Action/Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
  • San Francisco Conservation Corps
  • Oakland’s Citywide Community Land Trust
  • National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
  • Chinatown Community Development Center
  • Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation