Success in life is often attributed to individual effort as opposed to talent. It requires being on the move all the time and making the right decisions and connections. Michael Hagele is one of the few people who have demonstrated that nothing is impossible if someone is determined to achieve something. MIchaelHagele currently serves as the general group counsel a conglomeration of tech companies in the defense, internet, aerospace and biotechnology sector. Besides, he is also an investor and partners closely with people in the hospitality industry. Follow Michael on Twitter.
Michael Hagele has vast experience when it comes to negotiating and drafting and sealing technology licensing and distribution agreements. He has worked both in the domestic and international arena for many years where he has gained a great reputation as an astute negotiator. Michael Hagel also has experience in various commercial agreements related to technology companies. He has helped many people in the purchase and sale of the intellectual property as well as analysis of intellectual property rights portfolio.
Before settling into his current job profession, Michael Hagel worked as a general counsel for several venture-capital internet companies where he was responsible for handling all legal affairs including corporate governance, intellectual property, merger and acquisition activity and stock option plan administration. He also worked at the Silicon Valley offices (Fenwick & West LLP). In terms of his educational background, Michael Hagel went to the University of Iowa where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later proceeded to the University of California for his J.D.
How did you get your business idea?
I have a lot of experience both as an outside and in-house counsel and that has shown me that small firms or even individuals can offer high-quality and less costly legal services to clients in various sectors of business.
How do you generate new ideas?
I am one person who never gives up so easily. For me, tenacity is the key to success. Some of the best ideas come from persistence, difficult challenges and being able to take advantage of new opportunities available.
What book would you recommend to anyone?
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, it is a fascinating story about how the United States was born. Visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-hagele-783295/