Jennifer Gruber Tanaka


Ms. Tanaka practices local government law representing special districts, intergovernmental authorities and limited-purpose public entities including local improvement districts and business improvement districts. Ms. Tanaka’s representation spans from boards represented by developers to those controlled entirely by homeowners and she has a specialized knowledge with representing water and sanitation districts. Ms. Tanaka serves as issuer’s counsel in public financings. Ms. Tanaka has served as issuer’s counsel in dozens of public financings resulting in the issuance of over $250 million in public revenues. Ms. Tanaka was also instrumental in organizing the first public improvement districts in New Mexico. She is admitted in both Colorado and New Mexico.

Educations and Honors

  • J.D. University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2000, Order of St. Ives
  • B.A. History & Japanese Studies, Coe College, 1997, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Government Counsel Section of the Colorado Bar Association, Current Member and Former Secretary, 2004-2014
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • New Mexico Bar Association, Member
  • Speaker, Special District Association of Colorado, Webinar of Post-Election Compliance Requirements, 2016
  • Speaker, Special District Association of Colorado Annual Conference, 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • Colorado Foundation of Water Education, Member of Graduate of 2016 Water Fluency Course
  • Colorado Water Congress, Member

Community Activities

  • Supporter and Volunteer, Tennyson Center for Children
  • Supporter, The Wild Animal Sanctuary