Shannon Haen



Shannon Lynch Haen counsels clients on complex construction, mining and energy projects while enabling them to successfully navigate day-to-day business challenges. Experienced in transactional construction and corporate counseling as well as IP prosecution — and leveraged by her prior engineering career — she works with clients to meet their long-term goals as well as help with the daily and corporate aspects of their businesses. From sophisticated owners to emerging companies, Shannon is sensitive to clients’ varying business goals and strategic concerns.

Construction, Mining & Energy

Shannon drafts, negotiates and revises agreements for commercial and industrial construction, renewable energy, mining, and gas-fired energy production projects utilizing EPC, design-build, GMAX/GMP, professional services and procurement agreements. She prepares and reviews project-related contracts, such as developer and consulting agreements. Shannon also analyzes and provides guidance on jurisdictional-based construction, mining and contractor issues, including indemnification, lien laws, prompt payment and contractor licensing. In addition, she provides clients with everyday business support, such as revising master services agreements, contractor agreements, and jurisdictional corporate formation and management matters.

IP Strategic Counseling & Patent Prosecution

As a USPTO-licensed patent attorney, Shannon provides tailored and actionable solutions for business issues that can interact with intellectual property rights. Shannon has drafted and prosecuted mechanical, electrical, and medical device utility patent applications and design patent applications. She has conducted publication review to identify and mitigate potential IP issues, including data usage, licensing and IP infringement, and evaluated IP portfolios and prepared risk analysis summaries. In addition, she has managed global portfolios and directed local counsel in filing and prosecution of national entry applications, and acted as local counsel for U.S. filing and prosecution of foreign priority applications.

Engineering Experience

Prior to law school, Shannon worked for nearly a decade as a mechanical engineer for two significant global manufacturers. She successfully developed and maintained substantive supplier and customer relationships. She also enjoyed managing the global commercialization of belt-driven bicycle products, running a second-shift welding manufacturing line, and spearheading product development for a new snowmobile target market.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (2015)

Colorado State University
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2004)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) — Volunteer, 2009-16


  • Best Lawyers — “Denver Ones to Watch” in IP Law, 2022
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