Hans’ broad and varied background allows him to provide clients with a balanced perspective and a complete understanding of the issues. Prior to becoming an attorney, Hans was an entrepreneur and small business owner. He has served as in-house counsel for a large regulatory entity and a start-up company. He has worked with national corporations and local homeowners associations. He has successfully litigated multi-million dollar construction claims on behalf of condominium associations and resolved countless construction disputes on behalf of a national contractor referral service. Hans has represented utilities in power purchase disputes and environmental insurance actions and has successfully represented large property owners and condominium associations in property tax litigation that reduced Grand List values by hundreds of millions of dollars.
Hans came to MSK from the law firm of Kenlan Schwiebert Facey & Goss, P.C., where he was a Partner and Shareholder. Prior to Kenlan Schwiebert Facey & Goss, Hans served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Home Service Store (HSS), providing commercial litigation and administration services, and construction, contract and employment law services. Before joining HSS, Hans served as Senior Corporate Counsel for Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, Vermont’s largest utility. Hans is a 1980 graduate of the University of Vermont and a 1991 graduate of the Vermont Law School from which he earned a J.D. and a Masters in Environmental Law.