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Brian Hansen

Partner

800 W. Main Street, Suite 1750, Boise, ID 83702

As former in-house counsel for high technology companies, Brian understands the needs of his corporate clients.

His experience includes a broad range of business and commercial matters, including telecommunications, mergers, acquisitions, securities, credit agreements, and real estate. He also assists clients with matters associated with their operational needs, including license and distribution agreements, service and marketing agreements, and purchase and sale agreements.

Brian served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for MPC Computers and as area vice president, legal and corporate secretary for Micron Electronics.

Brian serves as Administrative Partner for Holland & Hart's Boise office.

Client Results

  • Lead counsel in asset purchase by a Fortune 200 telecommunications company of WiFi access points throughout NYC for $22 million of cash and assumption of leases.

  • Lead outside counsel to Fortune 200 telecommunications company in negotiation of telecommunication contracts with major commercial, Federal and State customers across the United States.

  • Lead counsel for food manufacturing business in connection with $29 million real estate acquisition and financing to build a new factory.

  • Co-lead counsel in $70 million merger agreement between our client, a private technology company, and a Fortune 500 global technology company.

  • Lead counsel in $90 million acquisition of assets of a global technology company’s professional services business in exchange for assumption of warranty obligations, issuance of common and preferred stock, and a promissory note.

  • Lead counsel in $48 million acquisition of stock of a Web services provider by public company client.

  • Co-Lead counsel in $84 million transaction resulting in sale of assets of public company technology client to a private equity company.

  • Counsel to public technology company in $249 million spin-off of manufacturing services business unit.

  • Counsel to public telecommunications company in joint venture with Mexican National Railroad to construct major telecommunications infrastructure project.

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/Commercial
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2017-2019
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2018

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Business and Corporate Law Section, Idaho State Bar, Chairman (2014-2015) and Vice Chairman (2013-2014)
  • Committee Member, Harmonized Uniform Business Organization Code, Idaho State Bar (2012-2015)
  • Board of Directors, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Boise Chapter (2004-2007)
  • Board of Directors, Association of Corporate Counsel, Mountain West Chapter (2005-2006)
  • Chairman, International Law Section, Utah State Bar (1995-1996)
  • Idaho Business for Education, Policy Committee
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