Interim General Counsel.
Hans Birle Interim General Counsel. © Courtesy Hans Birle.

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Hans Birle

Interim General Counsel

Boston, MA


    Conservation real estate transactions, European government funding, Trade land donations


Hans Birle is currently the Interim General Counsel and manages the Global Legal Team, the Enterprise Risk Teams (Compliance, Risk and Internal Audit), and works closely with the CEO, the ELT and the Board of Directors.

In his role as Associate General Counsel, Hans leads a team of attorneys and legal associates responsible for TNC’s legal services in the East U.S., Africa and Europe.  Hans has been with TNC for over 35 years, serving as lead attorney for many significant land acquisitions, multi-million-dollar governmental grants and Trade Land donations in most U.S. states and several countries.  He is a standing member of the Conflicts Committee, serves on the steering committee of the Evergreen Employee Resource Group and is the co-lead for the joint Two-way Mentor/Mentee Program between the Evergreens and the Young or Emerging Professionals. 

Hans graduated with a degree in Government from Harvard, earned a J.D. degree at Suffolk University Law School and completed a short-term study program at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.  Hans was born in Germany and grew up in Heidelberg and Boston.  Hans speaks English and German. 

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