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The Legacy of Michael Hagele

A shrewd businessman with many years of experience, Michael Hagele has proven his worth in the technology industry. From aerospace and defense to biotechnology, Michael helps to pioneer the industries as outside general counsel. Michael also spends his time as an investor for tech startup companies and is also the founder and sole-investor of several restaurant and hospitality companies. Learn more about Michael at The State Bar of California.

Michael possesses a wide range of experience through negotiation tactics in licensing distribution and development agreements for domestic and international services in telecommunications, hardware and software. Michael also possesses the experience needed to work successfully in commercial agreements as they become relevant to technology companies like marketing and promotional agreements and the purchasing of intellectual property rights.

In previous years, Michael Hagele operated as general counsel for several venture capital-invested networking companies where he was in charge of all legal matters in relation to these companies including intellectual property rights, corporate leadership, employment issues, the divvying of stock options per policy, and acquisition of other companies for the benefit of the companies he already managed. Before serving as general counsel for those firms, however, Michael worked in the Silicon Valley section of Fenwick & West LLP in the online commerce and licensing groups. Michael earned his J.D. at the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. from the University of Iowa.

Michael Hagele believes in having a sense of tenacity and perseverance as being paramount traits of a successful businessperson. Tenacity, perseverance and an innovative mindset are sure to make many people successful in the technology industry in ways that Michael himself has been able to show. Additionally, Michael believes that the key to being a successful entrepreneur is to always put the customer first- a concept which is lost among many in present day. When you put the customer first, you’re putting their needs above your own and showing that you really are willing to do whatever it takes to make the customer happy with whatever service or good you are offering. Visit: