John Hanna

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Title: Partner
Company: Hanna & Van Atta
Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

John Hanna, Partner at Hanna & Van Atta, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in land use law.

Experienced in legal matters pertaining to the buying, selling, subdividing, financing, leasing, and constructing on land, Mr. Hanna has established himself and his firm as one of the leading agencies in California. In addition to his legal work, he has provided his services in numerous publications such as books and articles, and, lecturer on common interest subdivisions for the CEB Continuing Legal Education California State Bar. Selected by Martindale Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Lawyer in 2017, in addition to numerous other accolades, he is recognized for his hard work on more than 3,000 residential, commercial and mixed-use projects.

Mr. Hanna attended Stanford University to receive a Bachelor of Arts and a JD. He also attended the Military Intelligence School in Ft. Holabird, Maryland, the Philips Academy in Andover and the Menlo School. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. Throughout his career he has honed and expanded on his skills, representing owners and developers. Some of his clients include Apple, with their campus in Cupertino, and Habitat for Humanity San Francisco and Silicon Valley to help develop affordable housing. In the more than four decades of his career, he has represented some of California’s major homebuilders.

Throughout his career, he has maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations that have aided in his professional development and network. He is a member of such organizations as the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Urban Land Institute, the Bohemian Club and the Executive Council of Homeowners. In addition to his AV Preeminent rating, he has been featured on Best Lawyers, Top Rated Lawyers, Best California Attorneys and Top Attorneys in Northern California. For more, please visit the Hanna & Van Atta website at:

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