General Counsel

In our role as general counsel we routinely assist clients in the implementation and interpretation of the requirements of HUD programs and the various laws and policies applicable to Housing Authorities, such as the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Violence Against Women Act and HUD”S Limited English Proficiency Guidance


In addition, we provide advice on Housing Authority operations, including advice on requirements applicable to all government entities, such as the agenda, notice and conduct of meeting requirements of the Meyers-Millias-Brown Act (California’s open meeting law applicable to local government entities), the Public Records Act, the Fair Political Practices Act, and other laws concerning government conflicts of interest, handling of subpoenas, and responses to government tort claims.  Further, Goldfarb & Lipman attorneys are also knowledgeable of and routinely advise clients on the HUD procurement process and state law public contracting requirements applicable to Housing Authorities.