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Tatiana E. Gutierrez

Tatiana Gutierrez focuses her practice in affordable housing law, representing developers, investors, syndicators, asset managers and housing authorities on affordable housing transactions, dispositions and regulatory issues.

What do you focus on?

HUD regulatory

A lot of my work involves HUD and FHA programs. I team with clients to strategically assess HUD regulatory issues in order to best structure your transaction and find opportunities to maximize your organization’s mission. I pave the HUD regulatory road for you so that it is as smooth and predictable as possible, taking into account the most recent developments in processing and interpretation at the applicable offices within HUD.

Currently, I’m very busy with hurricane recovery in the Caribbean, Rental Assistance Demonstration program conversions, Section 8 project-based HAP contract assignments and rent increases, partial releases of 202 projects to facilitate redevelopment, post Mark to Market debt restructuring and debt relief with the Office of Recapitalization.

Affordable housing transactions

I also have a busy transactional practice assisting developers and syndicators closing transactions to finance the acquisition/rehabilitation of affordable housing through tax-exempt bonds, low-income housing tax credits and/or various public and private sources. The regulatory and transactional practices cross-pollinate so I can uniquely and more effectively advise clients on either side.

Community service

I am passionate about community development and the effect of housing on people’s lives. I started my career in affordable housing at the Harrison Institute for Public law and have been active pro bono counsel for D.C. tenant associations and limited equity cooperatives and other nonprofits. I have been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center teaching a course on affordable housing. I have served on various firm committees supporting pro bono, diversity and women. I currently serve on the Board of Women in Housing Finance and on the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic Benefits Committee.

What do you see on the horizon?

I see opportunity for innovation in affordable housing to give back to our communities through preservation of the assets in the face of budget cuts and increasing complexity in the regulatory regimes.


  • “The Section 8 Housing Assistance Program,” chapter in Navigating HUD Programs: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Labyrinth, 2012. (Co-author)


Tatiana E. Gutierrez


New York

Phone: 212-940-3760

Fax: 866-805-1880

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., cum laude

District of Columbia

New York



Tatiana was recognized in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500: USA as a Leading Lawyer in the Real Estate category.

Tatiana is a member of the District of Columbia and American bar associations (Real Estate Section and Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum).

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