BARBARA KAUTZ is a partner with Goldfarb & Lipman LLP in Oakland. She practices in the areas of land use (especially housing-related land use), CEQA compliance, real estate, economic development, fair housing, and affordable housing. Barbara has assisted public agency clients in a wide variety of matters including compliance with planning and zoning law, real estate transactions, redevelopment dissolution issues, loan and homebuyer documents for affordable housing, CEQA disputes, and compliance with the Fair Housing Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act. She represents nonprofit and for-profit developers regarding land use entitlements and real estate transactions. Barbara is a frequent speaker at conferences, including those sponsored by the League of California Cities, American Planning Association, Housing California, and Nonprofit Housing Association for Northern California. She is the co-author of Local Government Financing Powers and Sources of Funding in the ABA Legal Guide to Affordable Housing (2005, update 2011) and author of In Defense of Inclusionary Zoning: Successfully Creating Affordable Housing, 36 U.S.F. Law Review 971 (2002). She received her AB degree from Stanford University and her JD from University of San Francisco School of Law.
KAREN TIEDEMANN practices in the areas of real estate transactions, affordable housing, nonprofit organization, and environmental law. She advises public agencies and nonprofit housing developers on affordable housing matters. Karen represents numerous agencies and nonprofit corporations on the development, financing, and management of low- and moderate-income projects and programs. Her affordable housing work includes advising clients on compliance with fair housing laws. Karen is a frequent speaker on relocation and fair housing issues. She is also a co-author of Between the Lines, a Question and Answer Guide on Fair Housing in Supportive Housing, which was updated in 2010. Karen represents numerous housing cooperatives and public agencies providing advice on compliance with Davis-Stirling, the limited equity cooperative law, HUD financing, Department of Real Estate regulations, and the Brown Act, the Fair Political Practices Act and Public Records Act as well as general law questions. She received her AB degree from University of California, Berkeley, and her JD from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.