Rehan Hasan
Corporate Counsel and EVP

Rehan Hasan is a talented and well-rounded businessman, lawyer, techpreneur, philanthropist, and visionary.

With experience as a business owner and business lawyer, Rehan brings an exclusive perspective to all that he does. Before assuming the role of Corporate Counsel and EVP, Business Affairs at RedBarre, Rehan took part in founding several businesses, including his own award-winning law firm, Hasan, LLC, in 2009.

Corporate legal clients rely on Rehan to handle many different issues, including strategic legal problem-solving, tactical taxation issues, and global business development. He believes in providing approachable corporate legal advice as outside counsel and has worked with companies big and small. He works closely with clients through all phases of the business lifecycle and brings an entrepreneurial-minded perspective on funding, mergers, acquisitions, and long-term success.

Stepping out of the traditional boundaries as an attorney, he co-founded Galvanize, a multi-million-dollar tech startup cultivator and shared workspace that has become a revolutionary educational resource in the tech industry. From one Colorado location to eight nationwide, some of the most valuable tech companies are coming to fruition at Galvanize. As the co-founder of InCubate, Rehan brought his business knowledge to help Cubans develop products for their own use, reducing their dependence on foreign trade. Rehan also co-founded the Kenzie Academy in 2017. This innovative tech school allows students to go to school and defer paying tuition until they have a tech job earning at least $40,000 per year. Through the Unreasonable Group, Rehan mentors start-up and growth-stage businesses. His work with this company allows them to further their mission to support business professionals who are finding solutions to global problems such as fusion energy and powered farming initiatives.

Rehan’s education began at the University of Nevada, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History before completing a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations and Politics at Newcastle upon Tyne University. He then graduated from California Western School of Law and moved onto receive an LLM in taxation from the prestigious world-renowned New York University School of Law.

His work experience is as impressive as his education. He began his law career at Backus Carranza as an associate attorney and later moved on to work for Deloitte and at Fairfield and Woods, PC, as an attorney. Among other notable accomplishments in his successful career, Rehan is a co-founder of the Colorado Chapter of the South Asian Bar Association and Muslims for America. Both of these organizations help promote diversity in Colorado law by readying lawyers for public service. He is a member of the National and Local administration of the ACLU, where he was recognized with the ACLU of Colorado’s Volunteer Leader of the Decade award. Known as a productive volunteer in the art, legal, and tech communities, he is also an adjunct law school professor.

Rehan’s name can be found on the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list and GQ Magazine’s Gentlemen’s Fund list. He has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer since 2015 and holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo. He received the Exemplary Service Award from the Colorado GLBT Bar Association in recognition of his work in obtaining 501(c)(3) status for the Colorado GLBT Bar Association Foundation. Rounding out his list of talents and accomplishments, he is a trained actor and a multi-instrumentalist.

EDUCATION:

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M in Taxation, 2004
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne, M.A in International Studies–Politics, 1996
  • University of Nevada – Las Vegas, B.A. in History, 1995

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS:

State of Colorado (2005); State of Nevada, Inactive (1999)

LEGAL & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  

  • Founder, Hasan LLC (2009 – Present)
  • Corporate Counsel, EVP of Business Affairs, Redbarre (2019 – Present)
  • Co-Founder, Kenzie Academy (2017- 2019)
  • Founding Adviser, Unreasonable Capital (2014 – Present)
  • Co-Founder, Galvanize (2010 – 2014)
  • Co-Founder, InCubate (2013 – 2016)
  • Project Director, Nike Foundation: Girl Effect Accelerator (2010)
  • Corporate Law Attorney, Fairfield and Woods, PC (2006 – 2009)
  • International Tax Attorney, Deloitte (2005 – 2006)
  • Associate Attorney, Backus Carranza (1999 – 2000)
  • Judicial Intern, Roger L. Hunt, Chief United States District Judge (1997)

RECOGNITION: 

  • Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2015 – Present)
  • Superb Rating, Avvo (2020)
  • Best Business Law & Tax Planning Advisory – Colorado, Legal Elite Awards 2020, US Business News (2020)
  • Top 100 Attorneys Magazine (2020)
  • Exemplary Service Award, Colorado GLBT Association (2014)
  • Colorado Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine (2009 – 2013)
  • Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for “Go Code Colorado,” State of Colorado (2013)
  • Volunteer Leader of the Decade, ACLU of Colorado (2012)
  • Gentlemen’s Fund List, GQ Magazine (2011)
  • 40 Under 40, Denver Business Journal (2010)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • South Asian Bar Association
    • Member
    • Co-Founder and Past-Treasurer
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Member
  • GLBT Bar Association
    • Member
  • Muslims for America
    • Co-Founder
    • Legal Counsel
    • Grassroots Coordinator
  • ACLU of Colorado
    • Member (2005 – Present)
    • Board Member
    • Board Chair and President (2008 – 2012)
  • ACLU National Board
    • Member (2013 – 2015)
    • Executive Committee Member
  • University of Denver Sturm School of Law
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Denver Nature and Science Museum
    • President’s Leadership Council Member
  • Denver Art Museum
    • Marketing and Strategic Partnership Committee Member
  • Imagine 2020 Denver Cultural Center Redesign Project
    • Member, Blue Ribbon Panel (2014 – Present)
  • University of Nevada–Las Vegas Muslim Students Association
    • Founding Member
  • Islamic Youth Group of Nevada
    • Founding Member
    • Vice President

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Interview, “Rehan Hasan: Technology Jobs of the Future,” Imagine Indiana (2018)
  • Interview, “Academy Focused on Coding to Open Downtown,” Indianapolis News 8 (2018)
  • Subject, “Kenzie Academy Scores $4.2 Million, Plans to Expand School,” Indianapolis Business Journal (2018)
  • Subject, “In Silicon Prairie, Kenzie Academy’s Apprenticeship Program Trains Students for High-Paid Tech Jobs of Tomorrow—Without College or Debt,” The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) (2018)
  • Interview, “GOP Tax Bill Proposes Sweeping Change,” Law Week Colorado (2017)
  • Interview, “The Virtual Law Office,” Law Week Colorado (2017)
  • Subject, “New Coding School to Debut in Indianapolis,” Indianapolis Business Journal (2017)
  • Interview, “Kenzie Academy is an Ambitious Project to Bring Tech Jobs to Middle America,” TechCrunch Magazine (2017)
  • Interview, “A New Startup is Taking on Silicon Valley by Teaching Middle America How to Code,” Business Insider (2017)
  • Interview, “Best Biz Dev Tips from Clio Conference Attendees,” The Gen Y Lawyer Podcast (2017)
  • Interview, “When Good Partnerships Go Bad,” Denver Business Journal (2016)
  • Interview, “Attorneys Expand on Co-Working Idea,” The Denver Post (2015)
  • Author, “Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Law with Go Code Colorado (Co-written with Kate Puckett),” Law Week Colorado (2014)
  • Author, “A Decade of Fear: Looking Back on Lessons Unlearned (Co-written with Rosemary Harris Lytle),” ACLU Colorado (2011)
  • Subject, “America’s Muslim Patriots,” Huffington Post (2011) 

PRESENTATIONS:  

  • Panelist, “What Makes Us Successful as a Solo and Small Firm Practitioners,” CBA-CLE’s Inaugural Solo-Small Firm Institute (2019)
  • Presenter, “Contract Labor Roles, Law & Best Practices for SSF,” CBA-CLE’s Inaugural Solo-Small Firm Institute (2019)
  • Panelist, “#DitchTheScript: Designing Talent Strategies to Meet the Future of Work,” Integr8 Conference (2018)
  • Presenter, “Keynote Message,” Ignite Conference (2016)
  • Presenter, “Modifying Operating Agreements and Partnership Agreements,” Colorado Bar Association Business Law Institute (2013)
  • Presenter, “Organizing a Colorado Business – Business Entity Basics,” Colorado Bar Association CLE (2012)
  • Presenter, “Business Entity Selection,” Colorado Bar Association
  • Presenter, “New Form 990”
  • Presenter, “New IRS Rules”
  • Presenter, “Qualified Real Estate Agent (QREA)”
  • Presenter, “From Startup to Exits”
  • Presenter, “Business Entity Basics,” Colorado Bar Association
  • Panelist, “From the Trenches: A Panel Presentation,” Colorado Bar Association CLE (2011)
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