Lawyers aren’t often thought of as being on the cusp of innovation and invention, but for attorney Michael Hagele, it’s all in a day’s work. A graduate of the U.C. Berkley law school, Michael Hagele started his own firm, providing general counsel to tech-focused companies in the aerospace, internet, defense, and biotech industries.
Hagele has years of experience in negotiating technology-based development, licensing, and distribution contracts, as well as work with intellectual property issues and marketing programs. He used that background to start and build his own firm, catering to the needs of the tech industry, by providing his clients with the adaptability and presence a small firm can provide. The genesis for the idea, in fact, was the knowledge, from his experiences, that a small, agile approach was the best way to provide quality to clients. Follow Michael on Twitter.
Michael Hagele counts on his own tenacity, a willingness to adapt and keep working at an issue, to provide his clients with the resolution they are seeking. The client is, as they need to be, his priority; he knows they are depending on him and their satisfaction remains his focus.
His work ethic stems from growing up amid freezing Chicago winters, working at a carwash. The job, leaving him numb and pained, propelled him to successfully achieve his education goals. That doesn’t mean, though, that Michael Hagele is afraid to get outside and get his hands dirty. Hagele has a daily tradition of getting out of the office and taking a ride on his bike. That time is where he comes up with great ideas and fresh, new ways to approach his work, returning to the job energized and ready to tackle whatever issues await.
As for where Hagele sees himself in the future, it is less about him and more about the work, and he is most excited to see where the burgeoning field of artificial technology takes us, and his firm. He notes the increasing value of machine learning in our data driven world, and the as-yet unknowns that technology will help us discover, and his firm will help make it all possible. Check: https://www.instagram.com/michael_hagele/