Shane L. Hanna

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Shane L.Hanna
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6947
Cell: 801.673.4299

Shane L. Hanna is a deal lawyer focused on helping clients achieve business goals while balancing risks and costs.  He has represented clients in all stages in a wide range of transactions, from formation through exit events, including sales and public offerings. 

Mr. Hanna’s practice encompasses a wide range of corporate, intellectual property and transactional law, focusing on initial company formation and governance, as well as ensuring clients establish and protect their intellectual property through licensing and ownership agreements.  He also assists clients in various transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; debt and securities financings (including private placements); corporate governance; and internal investigations.

Mr. Hanna initially practiced at a boutique firm where he gained a strong foundation in securities transactions, including private placements, public offerings, and disclosure.  He then served as in-house counsel and an executive officer of a venture-funded company that provided Internet access and technology solutions.  As a member of the management team, he was intimately involved with company operations and strategies and interacted with all areas of the business.  He was also an integral part of an acquisition team responsible for acquiring nearly two dozen businesses over a short period of time to achieve growth.  It was while in-house that Mr. Hanna gained broad exposure to various technologies and how they are implemented in real world situations through licensing and collaborative arrangements.

Because he has practiced in both a large and small firm environment and has also been part of management within a company, Mr. Hanna has a balanced perspective in approaching legal issues for clients and understanding how they need to meet business objectives, while balancing risks and costs.


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University of Utah College of Law, (J.D., 1994)

University of Utah (M.B.A., 1994)

University of Utah (B.S., 1991)

Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Accounting




University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law