People

Hanna R. Gustafsson

Associate

Denver Office
303.825.7000

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Yale Law School, 2012
B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University, 2007

Bar Admissions

Colorado
New York

Hanna R. Gustafsson

Hanna Gustafsson’s practice focuses on land use, real estate, and contaminated property redevelopment.  Hanna advises and represents clients on land use, entitlement, and regulatory matters associated with projects ranging in size from a single building to multi-block developments, including mixed-use, commercial, and industrial projects.

Hanna was previously an attorney with a large international law firm in New York, where she represented private and nonprofit sector clients in land use entitlement processes, in air rights transactions, and with municipal law issues.  Prior to law school, Hanna was an Urban Fellow with the New York City Department of Transportation where she worked on initiatives to create public plazas in areas with limited access to green space.

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead land use associate in connection with a planned 2.4-million-square-foot project including over 2,000 units of market-rate and affordable housing, commercial uses, and public recreational space
  • Represented client developer in negotiations with a state entity regarding the redevelopment of an underutilized waterfront property for commercial use
  • Advised client developer on land use matters related to mixed-use waterfront development comprising multiple phases of development and a total of over 5,000 residential units spread across 22 acres of land
  • Represented client in the purchase of government-owned property and air rights to facilitate new commercial construction
  • Prepared applications and represented clients before municipal agencies for various land use approvals, including rezonings, special permits, and variances
  • Represented clients in the redevelopment of privately owned public plazas

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Member, New York City Bar Association, Housing and Urban Development Committee (2013–2015)
  • Member, Urban Green Council, Building Resiliency Task Force (2013)
  • Student Director, Ludwig Center for Community and Economic Development, Yale Law School (2010–2012)

News & Publications

Publications

"Developing the Sustainable City: Curitiba, Brazil, as a Case Study"
Co-Authored with Elizabeth Kelly
How Cities Will Save the World: Urban Innovation in the Face of Population Flows, Climate Change and Economic Inequality at 81
June 2016
The Active Design Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Design
Contributor
2010

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Yale Law School, 2012
B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University, 2007

Bar Admissions

Colorado
New York