William F. Hanna, an associate with the firm, practices in the areas of real estate, franchise law and community associations. His real estate practice focuses on purchase and sale transactions, leasing and loan transactions. He also represents multi-family apartment building owners in acquisitions and financings, and retail and office landlords in leasing matters. Will also represents condominium and homeowner associations regarding their day-to-day business and legal affairs, including the drafting and enforcing of governing documents and compliance issues.
Areas of Practice
Will’s franchise practice includes counseling regional and national franchisors on franchise agreements and relationship and regulatory issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Will served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Pensions & Financial Transactions Section of the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law. In this role, Will provided general counsel to the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency in a variety of legal matters, and he has represented and provided transactional counsel to various other state authorities and agencies. He has experience handling real estate matters, bond financing, affordable housing matters, regulatory issues and litigation.
Will is a graduate of Rutgers Law School (J.D., magna cum laude 2012) and The College of New Jersey (B.A., 2009). While attending law school, Will was an Articles Editor of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy, an Academic Success Fellow and a Hunter Moot Court Board officer. Will also completed judicial internships with New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long (Ret.) and United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, Freda L. Wolfson. After law school, he clerked in the Monmouth County Chancery Division (General Equity) for the Hon. Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr. and the Hon. Patricia Del Bueno Cleary.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Will is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Will was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, and grew up in Lincroft, New Jersey. He currently resides in Cherry Hill.
Represented a real estate private equity firm in the acquisition and purchase money loan for an 80,695 square foot shopping center in Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania.
Represented an investment firm in the sale of a triple net lease investment property in Pleasantville, New Jersey.
Coordinated the transfer of affordable housing units for the purchase of a 334-unit apartment complex in Somerset County, New Jersey.
“Privacy Lost: The Intrusion of Video Door Bells & Other Technology,” Community Associations Institute’s Winter Education Forum, February 2021
“The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Social Media,” Community Associations Institute’s Mini Trade Show, November 2019
“New Jersey Legalizes, Decriminalizes Recreational Cannabis,” Co-author, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP e-Alert, February 2021
“Get Plugged-In On Car Charging in NJ Community Associations – Legislature Goes Green!” Co-author, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP e-Alert, February 2021
“Burlington County Tax Assessment Calendar Change,” Co-author, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP e-Alert, November 2020
“Community Associations: Steps After Developer Relinquishes Control of the Board,” Co-author, New Jersey Law Journal, October 2018
Rutgers University School of Law-Camden (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012)
The College of New Jersey (B.A. 2009)
- New Jersey