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Brian F. Hansen

Partner

I am mindful of the teachings of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” in my approach to litigation for my clients. Sun Tzu teaches you must know yourself as well as your opponent. Hence, my clients appreciate my willingness to get to know their industries and their businesses on a deeper level. Whether I’m working proactively to help a client avoid litigation or navigating a dispute, I aim to help my clients to not only avoid mistakes but also to feel like I’m a part of their team, because that is what establishes the best chance of success.

Brian Hansen brings a variety of legal experience to his work representing logistics, transportation and poultry companies in litigation throughout the Southeast in the defense of trucking accidents, wrongful death and premises liability claims that involve catastrophic injuries and in responding to highly sensitive investigations and allegations from government agencies. Often on-site with clients at their facilities, Brian works as part of the client’s team to address accidents or injuries that may have occurred at their processing plants or farms.

Brian also focuses a considerable amount of his practice on construction law. He represents contractors, owners and design professionals on construction projects on a national basis often beginning with reviewing, drafting and negotiating construction contracts and continuing with a practical, cost-effective approach to address and avoid problems, disputes and claims that arise during the construction project. In the event that a claim arises, Brian has successfully prosecuted claims through litigation and alternative dispute resolution in numerous federal and state courts as well as various ADR forums. Brian is a frequent lecturer to clients on key industry topics including proving and pricing construction claims as well as refining internal processes to maximize recovery in contested matters.

Further, Brian has a keen understanding of issues facing secured creditors and banks and serves a wide range of regional, national and international financial services providers and industry players. Brian helps manage both the risk of litigation and the litigation of matters related to notes and guaranties, negotiated loan workouts, personal and real property foreclosures and confirmations, receiverships, defense of lender liability claims, fraudulent conveyances and judgment enforcement activities. In addition, Brian has defended many consumer finance litigation matters including collective / class actions in a number of federal districts. Brian brings his in-depth knowledge of the business operations and legal considerations of major financial and lending institutions, banks and bank holding companies to his representation of each client. He regularly speaks at financial services industry-focused events on lender liability.

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., 1990, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit