Hans excels at resolving business and regulatory challenges to provide clear and actionable recommendations that translate into economic value and stability for clients and their communities. He works on a variety of utility and energy matters before the Maine PUC, FERC, and FCC on behalf of energy, telecommunications, and water utility entities, among others.
As part of his work, Hans assists with the drafting of filings and the representation of clients appearing before state and federal regulators. He responds to clients' regulatory inquiries and serves their legislative needs by advocating for them in rulemaking proceedings as well as researching and tracking draft legislation and recently enacted laws.
In his past career, Hans advised international development projects regarding their environmental regulatory compliance obligations to U.S. government donors. After entering Vermont Law School, Hans was an articles editor for the Vermont Law Review and a teaching assistant. Before joining Verrill, Hans served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Andrew Mead of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
Hans spends much of his free time with his family, biking, skating, paddling, and sailing around Maine. He also enjoys adventure racing to raise funds and build camaraderie. As a near-fluent Spanish speaker, Hans volunteers in public school Spanish classrooms and at local organic farms to swap stories with students and farm workers.
- Vermont Law School (J.D., summa cum laude)
- Editor, Vermont Law Review
- Connecticut College (B.A., magna cum laude)
- International Relations
- American Bar Association
- Vermont Law and Environmental Mission Scholar at Vermont Law School
- Spanish, Fluent
- French, Basic
- Quechua, Conversational