David A. Goldstein

David A. Goldstein

David Goldstein concentrates his practice in affordable housing development, real estate and community development, nonprofit formation and governance, and corporate formation and governance.

As lead counsel with deep experience in structuring and advising joint ventures and complex affordable housing transactions involving numerous federal, state, and city housing and finance programs, David played a key role in the formation and early success of the award-winning Joint Ownership Entity (JOE NYC) program. He continues providing legal expertise as JOE NYC pursues additional affordable housing projects throughout the city. He is also among the members of the New York Advisory Board for the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

David has represented limited equity cooperatives, HDFC co-ops, and tenant associations in litigation and general corporate issues.

Beyond his active law practice, David regularly conducts workshops on numerous legal topics, including: affordable housing finance and development, negotiating and structuring joint ventures, Year 15 legal issues for low-income housing tax credit projects, and cooperative law. He has lectured and led workshops for numerous organizations, including the Enterprise Foundation, the Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY), the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), the New York City Bar Association, LORMAN Education Services, a continuing legal education provider, and Urban Homesteaders Assistance Board (UHAB).

Prior to entering private practice, David worked at Southern Tier Legal Services in Bath, New York and Queens Legal Services as a litigator representing tenants in eviction proceedings. While at Southern Tier Legal Services, David led the first independent study of the homeless population in Steuben County, NY.

David earned his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University.


Affordable Housing Development

Real Estate and Community Development

Non-Profit Formation and Governance

Corporate Formation and Governance

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Disputes

  • Joint Ownership Entity (JOE NYC)
  • Year 15 Transactions
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court Southern District of New York
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1991
  • The George Washington University, B.A., History, 1988
  • Groundswell Community Mural Project
  • Brooklyn Autism Center
  • New York Advisory Board President, Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Board member, New York State Association for Affordable Housing
  • Real Property Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law of the American Association
  • National Housing Conference Board of Trustees
  • Speaker, ANHD Training Series: Understanding LIHTC Syndication and How to Select the Right Tax Credit Syndicator, September 2019
  • Speaker, Webinar: The Emerging Issues In The Expiring-Use Affordability Crisis, January & March 2019
  • Speaker, GH & CSH: Joint Ventures that Work for Supportive Housing, March 2017
  • Speaker, GH& NYC OER: The Brownfields Program: How to Develop Brownfield Sites for Affordable Housing, April 2017
  • Speaker, CSH Supportive Housing Summit 2017:  Joint Ventures Develop Supportive Housing, May 2017
  • Speaker, ANHD’s Training Series: Deal-making, Partnership and Join Ventures, May 2017
  • Presenter, NPCNYS podcast: talking about the JOE, Joint Ownership Entity, May 2017
  • Presenter, ANHD’s 6th Annual Development Conference: The Future of CDC Development in New York City, April 2016
  • Speaker, ANHD Workshop Series: Deal-Making, Partnerships and Joint Ventures, October 2015
  • Speaker, ANHD Annual Conference: Panel on The Future of Community Development, March 2015
  • Speaker, New York Law School Center for Real Estate Studies: An Introduction to Affordable Housing, April 2015
  • Speaker, Informational Breakfast: Non-profit Revitalization Act of 2013: What NFPO’s Need to Know, April 2015
  • “Changing the Paradigm: Creating Scale and Keeping Local Expertise in Nonprofit Affordable Housing Development – How to Stop Competing with Fellow CDCs and Embrace a Joint Ownership Structure,” 27 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 3 (March 2019)
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