Rehan Hasan

Providing Leadership for A Changing Economy

About Rehan

rehanbioheadshotRehan is a corporate lawyer and trusted business advisor who assists companies as a general outside counsel practicing in all areas of business/corporate law, tax, securities, and financing. With broad experience in corporate law, Rehan acts as outside general counsel for companies with either a specific business challenge or a variety of legal needs faced throughout the full life cycle – start up to exit– of a business. He is the
highest level of business lawyer that Colorado has to offer and has run an award-winning independent law practice for a decade supporting and mentoring others along the way.

Rehan relates to his clients and understands the challenges of owning and operating a business as he has done so successfully many times for himself over the years. He changed the business and tech landscape as an original founder of Galvanize, InCubate, and Kenzie Academy. He has mentored other business owners for years through his work with The Unreasonable Group. This accelerator program seeks to support the innovative business professionals that are tackling some of the biggest problems we face on a global scale including the future of fusion energy and solar powered farming initiatives.

Rehan is also well positioned to advise on non-legal needs, such as strategic planning, to proactively strengthen a company and create a better-run business. His understanding of the global business ecosystem, including its strengths, challenges, successes, and failures is second to none. Rehan holds a LL.M in taxation from New York University, which is the most prestigious graduate tax program in the world. His deep understanding of tax law has made him “the” local Denver Metro area resource on the sophisticated aspects of business tax practice. As outside business counsel, he has been involved in corporate restructuring and specialized tax and business setup plans for companies in a variety of areas including tech, mining, real estate.

Rehan is known in the legal community for being a champion of diversity that will start and lead initiatives that our community needs. His career has intentionally included service to others including impactful work with the ACLU of Colorado, the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, and the founding of the South Asian Bar Association of Colorado. In 2020, he was honored to be listed as “highly commended” by Chambers USA for the Diversity & Inclusion Lawyer of the Year award. Additionally, as a trained actor and multi-instrumentalist he is a devoted advocate of arts and culture.

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Representative Experience

Go Code Colorado


A bipartisan project from the Colorado Governor and the Secretary of State, Go Code Colorado is a statewide apps challenge bringing developers and entrepreneurs together to address business problems by building apps using public data.

2013 – Present

Nike Foundation

Through the Nike Foundation’s Girl Effect Accelerator, Rehan acted as legal and a business growth guru for all the social impact venture companies participating in the accelerator, so each company could better leverage its resources to impact the community.
2013 – Present

Unreasonable Capital

Rehan serves as the founding advisor for the Unreasonable Group, a for-profit investment fund that invests in early stage companies solving social and environmental problem-sets. Their investment focus is on for-profit social impact companies.

2014 – Present

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Rehan advises at the intersection of law and business. His approach is consultative, strategic, and efficient.

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Other Experience

  • Attorney, Hasan LLC
  • Co-Founder, Galvanize
  • Attorney, Corporate Law, Fairfield & Woods, PC
  • Attorney, International Tax, Deloitte & Touche
  • Attorney with Backus Carranza
  • Judicial extern for Roger L. Hunt, Chief United States District Judge
  • General Counsel and Partner, DAS – Alliance Group
  • Co-Founder, Kenzie Academy
  • Co-Founder, InCubate
  • Corporate Counsel, EVP of Business Affairs, Redbarre
  • Founding Adviser, Unreasonable Capital


  • Barrister’s Best “Best Tax Lawyer,” Law Week Colorado (2020)
  • Barrister’s Best “Best Corporate Law Lawyer,” Law Week Colorado (2020)
  • Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America, Commended (2020)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (2021)
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2015 – Present)
  • 10/10 Superb Rating, Avvo (2020)
  • Best Business Law & Tax Planning Advisory – Colorado, Legal Elite Awards, 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)

Education and Community


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

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado – 2005
  • Nevada – 1999 (inactive)
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Nevada Bar Association


  • ACLU, National Board Member
  • ACLU of Colorado, past Chairman of the Board/President


  • Managing Participant, “Managing Partner Roundtable,” Law Week Colorado (July
  • Interview, “Are Liability Waivers Part of Our New Normal? Denver Lawyers Weigh
    in,” 5280 Magazine (2020)
  • 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
  • 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)


  • Presenter, “Promoting Belonging as Dispute Resolution Professionals,” ADR
    Conference (2020)
  • Panelist, “From the Trenches: What Makes Us Successful as Solo and Small Firm
    Attorneys?” CBA-CLE Solo-Small Firm Institute (2020)
  • Presenter, “Choice of Entity,” CBA-CLE Solo-Small Firm Institute (2020
  • 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)

Professional Affiliations

  • South Asian Bar Association of Colorado (SABA CO), Member, Co-Founder and Past-Treasurer
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Center for Legal Inclusiveness, Member
  • Denver 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
  • Nevada Bar Association, 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