Heather J. Haney

Heather Haney's practice focuses on land use, real estate, and public and private financing.  She represents developers and investors in all phases of the acquisition, development, and financing of renewable energy projects, including wind, biomass, and solar facilities.  She practices in Colorado and California and advises clients on real estate, land use, finance, and regulatory compliance.

Heather was previously an attorney with a large international law firm, serving both as an associate and as the firm's Clean Technology Program Manager, providing market analysis and strategic advice with respect to renewable energy, corporate sustainability, energy efficiency, smart grid, clean transportation, water, and energy storage.  Prior to law school, Heather was an environmental consultant in San Diego, where she represented both public and private entities in the preparation of environmental impact reports, habitat conservation plans, and other technical documents in accordance with related federal and state environmental laws and regulations.

Representative Experience

Alameda Station, Denver, Colorado
‚ÄčRepresenting developer of Alameda Station transit-oriented development (TOD) project in negotiating, drafting, and finalizing agreements with  Regional Transportation District (RTD) and other parties associated with the purchase of property from RTD and development of a new transit plaza and associated private development

Broadway Station (former Gates Site) Redevelopment, Denver, Colorado
Advising owner of the former Gates site regarding land use, entitlement, zoning, and public finance issues associated with new mixed-use community at I-25 and Broadway

Central I-70 / Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver, Colorado
Representing Colorado Department of Transportation in the procurement of an availability payment P3 project for Central 70 project

Convention Center Hotel, Denver, Colorado
Representing Denver Convention Center Hotel Authority to finance, build, and operate the 1,100 room Hyatt Convention Center Hotel

Peña Station, City and County of Denver, Colorado
Representing City and County of Denver on a public-private partnership in connection with Peña Station area project, including negotiations with adjacent landowners, agreements related to $50 million infrastructure financing, and real estate issues

Navajo Headwaters Ranch, near San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Represented private landowners in a multiple phase land conservation project, including both gift and bargain-sale conservation easements, federal and state incentives, reciprocal use agreements, and corporate and debt related issues, leading to the preservation of this magnificent landscape along Navajo River

Professional and Civic Activities / Awards

  • Super Lawyers® "Rising Star" for Real Estate Law (2018–2019)
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Rugby (2015)
  • Co-Chair - Cleantech and Climate Change Committee, ABA Section of Science & Technology (2012–2015)
  • University of California, Berkeley Law, Cleantech Law Certificate and an Environmental Law Certificate (2011)
  • Executive Editor for the California Law Review and External Relations Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal (2009–2011)
  • Recipient, National Science Foundation Research Grant (2000)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philomathean Society, Master of the Halls (oldest literary society in the United States) (1999–2001)

News & Publications


Land Trust Alliance Rally 2019: The National Land Conservation Conference
Land Trust Alliance Rally 2018: The National Land Conservation Conference
Flexible Purpose Corporations: The Future of Sustainable Capitalism
Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES)
April 2011



J.D., University of California - Berkeley, 2011
MES, summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2001

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