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Vincent Brown

Deputy City Attorney / Advisory Division

Vincent Brown joined the City Attorney's Office in May 2017 as a Deputy City Attorney in the Real Estate Unit.

Prior to joining the Office, Mr. Brown worked as an associate attorney at Downs Pham & Kuei LLP in San Francisco to join our Office.  At Downs he advised nonprofit and for profit affordable housing developers in acquiring and financing land and multifamily affordable housing developments. He reviewed and drafted various types of real estate transactional documents and served as the lead attorney in real estate finance transactions.

Mr. Brown also was an associate attorney at Goldfarb & Lipman LLP in Oakland, where he counseled affordable housing developers and public agencies in the development, construction and operation of affordable housing, negotiated loan documents and purchase and sale agreements, and provided guidance to tax exempt clients concerning nonprofit governance, among other duties.

Before he became an attorney, Mr. Brown worked for 10 years as a critical care support technician at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. He earned his law degree from UC Hastings and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from UC Berkeley.



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