Scott W. Hansen

Scott W. Hansen


Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

Recognized since 2006

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Franchise Law

Litigation - Antitrust

Litigation - Patent

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Litigation - Antitrust
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Location

  • 1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Headquarters: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

101 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

19 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Litigation - Antitrust

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Antitrust, Milwaukee (2019)
  • Franchise Law, Milwaukee (2018)
  • Litigation - Antitrust, Milwaukee (2017)
  • Franchise Law, Milwaukee (2016)
  • Litigation - Antitrust, Milwaukee (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Franchise Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Patent

Special Focus

  • Antitrust
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • COVID-19
  • Dealers
  • Distributors
  • Franchise
  • Franchisees
  • Large Case Litigation
  • Trade Regulation

"Scott is a skilled and creative advocate who brings sound judgment to help solve clients' problems in or out of court."

"I have used Scott Hansen as a legal resource over a period of more than 15 years and in a large number of different situations. These mainly have dealt with litigation, contracts, antitrust, and dealer/distributor matters (regardless of the subject matter, I consider Scott to be a wise and capable counselor). During that period of time, I do not recall ever having been disappointed. There are a number of things that set Scott out, above the crowd of other good lawyers. The qualities that most quickly come to mind are: 1. His listening skills - he always hears what you say and is responsive to your specific needs 2. His creativity - he looks at things from the ground up and comes up with solutions based on sound judgment 3. His diligence - when Scott is handling a matter, I know that everything has been carefully considered with proper attention to the budget and seriousness of the matter 4. His personality - he is truly easy to work with."

- David Quast (JohnsonDiversey, Inc.), Racine, WI

"Scott Hansen has a great analytical mind. He can sort through a mountain of seemingly disparate facts and determine what is relevant to each issue in the case. He does not flinch from giving unvarnished advice about the merits of the case that his client might not wish to hear. He presents his client's case to the jury in terms the jurors understand and he is very good at crafting settlements."

"I consider Scott to be key to my business as well as legal advisor and I value his keen ability to find solutions for the issues of today's complex and global legal environment."

"Scott is one of the most creative problem-solvers I have worked with. He finds a way to win but he does it without unduly antagonizing the lawyer on the other side, and as a result tends to find ways to work with them to reach common ground which leads to less costly litigation but also productive settlements. He gets highest marks for responsiveness and client service. He is one of the finest lawyers I have ever worked with. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone looking for the highest-quality litigation service available."

- Dyann Kostello (Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.)

"I have worked with Mr. Hansen for several years on different cases and have found him to be the best lawyer I have ever worked with. He is not only technically competent, but is able to mix his style with the right amount of skill and aggressiveness. His capabilities have been instrumental in the outcome of each of our cases. He is thorough, understands both sides, and is able to provide advice from fact and law. He is excellent with the client and even more effective in the court room. He will be my lawyer of choice while I'm with this company and any others in the future in the event I would move on. Thanks, Tom Gartland"

- Thomas Gartland (JohnsonDiversey, Inc.), Racine, WI

"I personally have worked with Scott Hansen since 1994, and our medical sales, marketing, and distribution company has worked with him for over 25 years. His masterfully chosen distribution law team has served Innovative Medical Devices in negotiations with lawyers from more than 30 companies. Scott's wisdom, responsiveness, and attention to detail make him a formidable attorney. As importantly, he is able to infuse an invaluable strategic business perspective into the advice that he gives. He and his department have consistently provided us with outstanding service and superlative attention to detail."

- David Palay (Innovative Medical Devices, Inc.), Milwaukee, WI

"Scott has the ability to oversee and delegate a wide variety of legal issue while staying on top of each. He finds and mentors a high quality staff of associates and follows up better than any other lawyer I've used in the past. He employs a common-sense approach to find a resolution but can "go the distance" if necessary. He has consistently demonstrated his professionalism throughout our relationship."

- Jere Fabick (FABCO Equipment, Inc.), Milwaukee, WI

"Mr. Hansen has represented my governmental client in extremely difficult matters. He has demonstrated both a deft understanding of the law and the ability to advocate on behalf of his client. Mr. Hansen has a keen understanding of people, as well, and avoids "running into walls" even though he is right on the law. I highly recommend Mr. Hansen to anyone who needs a lawyer with deep resources."

- William Domina (Milwaukee County), Milwaukee, WI

"Scott consistently provides prompt business-savvy advice. He quickly penetrates to the heart of a matter and reconciles the practical and legal realities in thoughtful, and often creative, ways."

- Ed Krishok (Harley-Davidson Motor Company), Milwaukee, WI

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