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John Paul Hanna

Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Condominiums

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John Paul Hanna is one of the leading land use lawyers in California, experienced in developing, buying, selling, subdividing, financing, leasing, construction, common interest developments, resort communities, permitting, entitlements, conversions, and dealing with city and county staffs, planning commissions, councils, boards of supervisors and with such state agencies as the Department of Real Estate and the Department of Social Services.

Mr. Hanna has been selected in Best Lawyers, Who’s Who in America, San Francisco’s Best Lawyers, and Silicon Valley’s Best Lawyers. Mr. Hanna has represented clients and obtained entitlements such as tentative and final subdivision maps, condominium plans, and public reports for over 1,200 projects (residential, commercial, and mixed-use) including more than 35,000 condominium units and over 22,000 planned development lots.
Position Organization Location Duration
PartnerHanna & Van AttaPalo Alto, CAPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Stanford Law SchoolJ.D. Law School1959  
Stanford UniversityBachelors1954
State / Court Date
California1960
  • Member | American College of Real Estate Lawyers
    Member | College of Community Association Lawyers
    Member | Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO) (Member of Legal Resource Panel)
    Member | Real Property, Probate Trust Law Section of American Bar Association
    Member | Common Interest Subdivision Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California
    Member | Common Interest Committee of American College of Real Estate Lawyers
    Member | Community Associations Institute (CAI)
    Member | Home Builders Association (HBA) (Board of Directors of South Bay)
    Member | Urban Land Institute (ULI)
    Selected as outstanding young man of Palo Alto by Junior Chamber of Commerce
    Selected as one of five outstanding young men of California by Junior Chamber of Commerce
    Bohemian Club
    Elks Club
    Kiwanis Club (President, Palo Alto)
    Menlo Circus Club
    Department of Real Estate Building Industry Association Committee (Co-Founder)
    Captain | United States Army Reserve (Airborne) (Ret.)
  • MARQUIS WHO’S WHO TOP LAWYERS
    America’s Most Honored Professional
    Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
    AVVO Top Rated Lawyer
    Best Lawyers in America
    Top Attorneys in Northern California
    Best Lawyers in California
    Best Lawyer in California First Tier
    Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year in Northern California- 2018
  • Representative Clients
    Analog Devices, Inc.; Avalon Bay Communities; California Academy of Sciences; Centex Homes; Classic Communities, Inc.; Creekbridge Development; DKB Homes; Diablo Grande Limited Partnership; D.R. Horton; Federal Realty Investment Trust; Goldman Sachs; Habitat for Humanity; Keenan Land Co.; Legacy Partners; Lincoln Property Co.; Lucile Packard Foundation; Millennium Partners; Pacific Peninsula Group; Palo Alto Medical Foundation; Peery-Arrillaga; Pinn Bros. Constr. Inc.; Promethens Development; Prudential Insurance Company; Rancho San Antonio Retirement Housing Corp. (Continuing Care Retirement Community); SAP Labs, Inc.; Sares-Regis; Shea Homes; Silverwing Development; Sobrato Development Co.; Standard Pacific (Northern California); Summerhill Homes, LLC; Taylor Woodrow Homes; Union Bank; Venture Corp.

  • Books Written

    Teenagers and the Law (forward by Bayless Manning, Dean, Stanford Law School)
    Youth and the Law (First Publication of Palo Alto Unified School District)
    The Complete Layman’s Guide to the Law (forward by Justice Tom Clark)
    California Condominium Handbook (published by Bancroft Whitney Company)
    California Condominium Handbook II, Law and Practice (published by Bancroft Whitney Company)
    Homeowners Associations: A How To Guide For Leadership and Effective Participation (published by Hanna Press) (translated into Chinese and published in China by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)
    Hanna and Van Atta on California Common Interest Developments (published by West)

    Articles Written

    “The Fourth District Strikes Again,” – Real Property Law Reporter (Vol 34/Number 4, July 2011)
    “Amending Association Documents,” The ECHO (June, 2000)
    “Requirements for Records and Reports,” The ECHO (October, 1993)
    “Fannie Mae Updates Her Guide for Condominiums and Other Common Interest Developments,” CEB Real Property Law Reporter (August, 1993)
    “Current Condominium Practice Problems,” Pepperdine Law Review (1976)
    “Subdivisions: Conditions Imposed by Local Government,” Santa Clara Lawyers (Spring, 1966)
    “Protecting Builders’ Rights,” The Voice of the Homebuilding Industry (December, 1964)
    “Compulsory Dedication of Subdivision Land May Be Illegal,” California Builder (August, 1964)
    “The Land of Aas, or, Dorothy, We’re not in Kansas Anymore, ” California Real Property Journal (Vol. 32, No. 2, 2014)
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(1960) Licensed as Attorney in California. Verified with California Bar Association.October 08, 2020

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Suite 210
West Menlo Park, CA 94025
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