Mr. Hansen’s law practice spans over 40 years as outside and in-house general counsel. He represents operating business and fund investors from startups to large caps regarding formation, financings, corporate law, corporate governance, securities law compliance (registration, exemptions, filings and reports), registration, exemptions, filings, periodic and other reports, strategic partnering, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital finance, commercial debt and public equity financing, export and import control, foreign investment in the United States, sanctions and other business transactions.

Mr. Hansen also serves as independent legal counsel to CEOs, individual directors, boards, and board committees. He is currently a partner at Prince Lobel, and was formerly a partner at the boutique firm of Chu, Ring & Hazel, which joined with Prince Lobel in 2020. He began his legal career at Wilmer Hale (formerly Hale and Dorr), where he remained for 18 years and was a senior partner in the Wilmer Hale Corporate Department. He is a former vice president and general counsel for BGS System Inc., a global enterprise software company and PCD Inc., a global electronics component manufacturer, both of which were listed on NASDAQ.

Mr. Hansen has been engaged in corporate governance for over 20 years. He is principal of The Board Center, a corporate governance and board performance consultancy that provides strategic advice, board self-evaluation facilitation, board operations improvement consulting, continuing director education and other board consulting services. In addition, he is a co-founder of Board Leaders, LLC, a business organization of directors. He previously served as president of the National Association of Corporate Directors in Washington, D.C., and was the founder of The Governance Institute and Van Rensselaer Press in Massachusetts.


  • Harvard University
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association