Rachel D. Jaffe’s practice largely consists of affordable housing and community development, not-for-profit law, real estate finance, and Housing Development Fund Corporations (HDFCs).
Prior to joining Goldstein Hall, Rachel was a Senior Vice President and Counsel for a New York title insurance underwriter for five years. Prior to practicing in the private for-profit world, Rachel maintained a transactional legal practice as the Community Economic Development Attorney at Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC) for six years. Her HCC legal practice included co-op share transfers, including HDFC limited equity co-op transfers, co-op corporate governance matters, contract negotiations, tenant relocation agreements, matters related to eminent domain, basic wills, elder law and rent-regulated tenancy issues. She also had an administrative law practice that included client representation at real estate-related hearings before various New York State and New York City agencies and a special proceedings practice in civil court (Article 81 guardianship proceedings, Article 78 appeals of administrative hearings).