Michael Hagele is a California-based attorney who helps companies in the tech industry. He is an outside general counsel for these firms who do business in the biotechnology, defense, aerospace, and internet sectors. He is also a skilled investor who specializes in startup tech companies. Additionally, he has founded a number of businesses himself including those in the hospitality and restaurant industries.
As a lawyer, Michael Hagele has over 20 years of experience. He is skilled at negotiating contracts and licensing distribution and development agreements. He has also served as the outside general counsel for many promotional and marketing agreements that his clients in the tech industry need to be completed. He is also an expert when it comes to intellectual property rights, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate financing.
Michael Hagele has his own law practice.
Hagele used to be a general counsel for a few different internet companies and at each one he handled all of their legal affairs. He also once worked at Fenwick & West LLP which is a legal firm located in Silicon Valley. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Iowa and his law degree at the Berkeley campus of the University of California – School of Law.
When he was starting his own practice Hagele’s own experience convinced him that a sole practitioner of the law could be just as effective as a bigger law firm. He runs his operation with an eye on what the particular legal needs are of businesses in the tech sector of the economy. Hagele says that every day he performs different duties for his clients, ranging from intellectual property issues to reviewing documents like contracts and licensing agreements.
He says what helps him be an effective lawyer for his clients is taking off on a short mountain biking excursion each day in the afternoon. Michael Hagele says this clears his head and he often generates new ideas during these trips that are of value to his clients. He says he has long days, though, as some of the partners in his investing arrangements live overseas.