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 Bureau of Real Estate and the Department of Social Services.
Mr. Hanna has been selected in Best Lawyers in America, Top Attorneys in Northern California, Top Lawyers in the Silicon Valley Area, San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers, California’s Best Lawyers, and Who’s Who in America. Hanna & Van Atta is included in Best Law Firms – U.S. News. Mr. Hanna has represented clients, prepared governing documents, and obtained entitlements such as tentative and final subdivision maps, condominium plans and public reports for over 3,000 projects (residential, commercial and mixed-use).
Partner, Hanna & Van Atta
Phillips Academy Andover
Stanford University, B.A.
Stanford Law School, J.D.
Military Intelligence School (Ft. Holabird, MD)
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent -2017
American Registry — America’s Most Honored Professionals — 2017
Best Lawyers — Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law, Community Association Law
Top Rated Lawyers — San Francisco -2015
Best Lawyers In America — 2017
San Jose Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year — 2018
Best California Attorneys — 2012
Top Attorneys In Northern California — 2013
Best Lawyers in America – Northem California Lawyer of the Year Land Use and Zoning – 2018
Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year in California — Land Use – 2020