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Tatiana E. Gutierrez

Tatiana Gutierrez focuses her practice in the development and preservation of affordable housing across the United States, representing developers, syndicators, asset managers, and housing authorities on affordable housing transactions and regulatory issues.

What do you focus on?

HUD regulatory

A lot of my work involves HUD 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, Section 8 project-based HAP contract strategy, Flexible Subsidy restructurings, repositioning of 202 projects, 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 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 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 Directors of Citizens Community for New York City and Women in Housing Finance and on the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic Benefits Committee.

What do you see on the horizon?

I see opportunities for innovation as governments implement emerging technologies and with the increasing focus on ESG in quantifying social impact and the emerging intersection between tech and real estate as cities regenerate themselves in the 21st century and face the global pandemic.


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


  • Preservation Workshop, 2020 NLHA Mid-Year Meeting, Indian Wells, CA, February 2020
  • “The Emerging Role of Social Impact Investing in Affordable Housing,” Women in Housing and Finance Fall Panel, New York, NY, November 2019

Regulators extend comment period for CRA changes

National Mortgage Professional | February 20, 2020

This article is about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s decision to extend the public comment period regarding proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act, and it mentions Nixon Peabody for New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Tatiana Gutierrez’s pro bono work as part of the team helping the National Housing Conference develop a detailed response.

Women in Housing and Financing hosts NYC affordable housing panel

New York Real Estate Journal | January 21, 2020

This article highlights New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Tatiana Gutierrez, who served as moderator of a Social Impact Investing in Housing panel at NP’s office. Tatiana is a board member for Women in Housing and Financing, Inc., which convened the panel.

Citizens committee gets new board member

New York Nonprofit Media | July 10, 2019

This article highlights New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Tatiana Gutierrez’s appointment to the Board of Citizens Committee for New York City.

2019 Notable Women in Law

Crain’s New York | January 01, 2019

New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Erica Buckley and Tatiana Gutierrez are featured on this annual list honoring the top women in law in New York.


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

Tatiana has also been recognized by Crain’s New York’s 2nd Annual “Notable Women in Law” list.

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

Tatiana serves on the Board of Directors of Citizens Community for New York City, Women in Housing Finance, and the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic Benefits Committee.

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