Faith-Based Initiatives NEWS

July 30, 2020
Goldstein Hall Litigation Team Wins Victory in First Department for Religious Corporations

  Following Goldstein Hall’s Litigation Team’s victory in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of the Bronx, wherein, the Hon. Judge Ruben Franco granted our Client, the St. James Episcopal Church Summary Judgment against a developer seeking specific performance of a contract for the sale of Episcopal Parish owned property, where […]

October 21, 2019
Goldstein Hall Secures Major Victory for Episcopal Churches Across New York

NYS Supreme Court Agrees It Must Respect Diocesan Hierarchy in Decisions about Episcopal Church Property Goldstein Hall’s Litigation Team led by Brian J. Markowitz successfully secured a motion for summary judgment on behalf of St. James Episcopal Church and a major victory for episcopal churches across New York. 2520 Jerome LLC, represented by Herrick Feinstein LLC, […]

March 19, 2019
Goldstein Hall Senior Associate, Jason Labate, quoted in Crain’s New York Business Article on Faith Based Developments

Houses of Worship Grappling with Harlem’s Development Boom Like dozens of church leaders across Upper Manhattan, The Rev. Darnell Harper is wrestling with an earthly dilemma: As Harlem real estate values skyrocket, shrinking congregations and crumbling buildings are putting tremendous financial pressure on local churches. Do they stay, sell or look for some middle path to cash […]

March 15, 2018
Brian Hsu, Partner at Goldstein Hall, speaks at Putting Faith in Housing: A Panel on Innovative Solutions to NYC’s Affordable Housing Shortage

NHP Foundation, a leading builder of affordable housing, Goldstein Hall, a law firm which concentrates on community development, Friedman, an accounting firm which serves the affordable housing community, and JPMorgan Chase sponsored the panel discussion. Experts from these organizations were joined by representatives of the New York governor’s office, New York City’s HPD department, and Temple […]

March 12, 2018
LISC New York Land Opportunity RFPs Released!

Goldstein Hall is proud to announce the release of the first RFPs for LISC’s New York Land Opportunity Program (NYLOP) inaugural class. The RFPs can be viewed here. A first-of-its kind program in New York City, NYLOP helps mission-driven organizations with limited real estate experience to form partnerships with experienced developers to build new affordable housing and […]

March 6, 2018
“Putting Faith in Housing” Panel Update

Thank you to everyone who was involved with the “Putting Faith in Housing” panel. We are pleased to provide the link to the Panel videos here. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Hsu.

December 1, 2017
Building Brooklyn Right!

GH Associate, Gabriel Gerbi participated as a panelist for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ Faith-Based Development Initiative Panel entitled Building Brooklyn Right! attended by industry professionals. This panel addressed un-used or under-used land and buildings owned by religious institutions who were considering development opportunities.

September 14, 2017
Faith Based Organizations Roundtable: Engaging Your Community

GH Associate Gabriel Gerbi coordinated with representatives from the Association of Neighborhood Housing Development (ANHD), and the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, to conduct a special roundtable program entitled ”Faith Based Organizations Roundtable: Engaging Your Community”, focused on the importance of engaging the community (Community Boards, residents, local businesses and other stakeholders) as […]

April 1, 2017
Associate Spencer Hoffman speaks on Power Purchase Agreements at Episcopal Renewable Energy Panel

Spencer Hoffman, associate at Goldstein Hall, presented on Power Purchase Agreements at the Episcopal Renewable Energy Panel on Saturday, April 1st. The panel is a timely discussion among congregations, vestry members, and clergy to share questions, knowledge, and experience – to learn about the transition to renewable energy in church buildings.    

October 7, 2016
Goldstein Hall has been selected for inclusion on the HPD Owners Representative Pre-Qualified List

This Pre-Qualified List (PQL) of Owner’s Representatives is intended to serve as a resource for mission-driven owners seeking to procure an Owner’s Representative for real estate consulting services. For more information about the PQL of Owner’s Representatives and to view other Organizations that have made the list, please visit HPD’s website.