Brian R. Hanson
Brian R. Hanson is a partner of Baird Hanson LLP, and is based in Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Hanson serves a broad range of clients addressing complex environmental regulatory challenges. For more than two decades, he has practiced natural resources and environmental law by assisting mining and industrial project permitting; overseeing and coordinating company responses to compliance investigations; negotiating on behalf of companies with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies; and developing strategies for working with the public and interest groups.
Mr. Hanson has substantial experience with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and the Endangered Species Act. From 1995 to 1997, he served as the Executive Director of The Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, a legal service organization advocating for preservation of the Rocky Mountain and Desert Southwest region. Prior to working with The Land and Water Fund, Mr. Hanson was a partner with Holland & Hart LLP.
Mr. Hanson graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1981. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin/Madison in 1978, Phi Beta Kappa. He served as the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Endangered Species Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Water Quality and Wetlands Committee. Mr. Hanson also serves as a member of the National Mining Association’s water quality subcommittee and the Colorado Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section Advisory Council. Mr. Hanson is a member of the Colorado and Idaho Bar Associations.