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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. Tatiana is admitted to practice in Washington, DC, and is supervised by attorneys admitted to practice in New York.

What do you focus on?

HUD regulatory

Most 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 for you the HUD regulatory road 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 Rental Assistance Demonstration program conversions, Section 8 project-based HAP contract rent increases, Project-Based Voucher HAP contracts and post Mark to Market waivers and QNP Assignments with the Office of Recapitalization.

Affordable housing transactions

I also maintain a consistent 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 development and pro bono

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 am grateful to serve as chair of the firm’s Diversity Recruiting sub-committee and as a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. I was selected as a delegate to the D.C. Judicial Bar and Conference since 2012. I am also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where I teach a course on affordable housing.

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.

Publications

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

HUD's New Rule on Disclosure Requirements is a Good Start

Law360 | August 24, 2015

Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Tatiana Gutierrez authored this column discussing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s long-awaited proposed rule revising the process which governs disclosure requirements for HUD participants.

Contact

Tatiana E. Gutierrez

Partner

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

French

Spanish

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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