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William R. Hansen

William R. Hansen is formerly the Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of The Richard E. Jacobs Group in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Hansen began his career with The Jacobs Group in 1978 as Assistant Counsel and received a number of promotions throughout his 41-year career with the company. He has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate acquisition and development, including negotiation and documentation of construction and permanent financing, land acquisition, development and disposition, and shopping center, office and hotel documentation.

A native of Osakis, Minnesota, Mr. Hansen is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969, majoring in Political Science and Public Administration. While at CSULB, he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and served as Associated Student Commissioner for Student Government. William graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. He is a Professional Fellow of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining The Jacobs Group, he was with the law firm of Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper) in Baltimore, Maryland.