After his graduation from high school, Michael Hagele joined University of California At Berkeley and he graduated with a J.D. Mike would later further his studies receiving his Business Administration course from Iowa University. After his graduation, he began his career practicing and serving as a general counsel for several venture capital companies with Internet backing. Michael Hagele was responsible for managing all their legal affairs including; merger, acquisition, employment issues, corporate governance, as well as intellectual property plan among other duties. Mr. Hagele also served at Fenwick and West LLP at their Silicon Valley Offices and he was working in the licensing and online commercial group. Follow Michael Hagele on Twitter
Currently, Mike is the senior outside counsel at a number of technology companies among them organizations offering services in the aerospace industry, development, and research companies, and consulting and design services. Other industries and companies that benefit from his services include electronic, Internet, as well as biotechnology sector. Michael Hagele has a vast experience in negotiating, drafting, distribution, licensing, development agreement in a number of departments including the international Internet, telecommunication, both hard and software, as well as closing technology. Technology is the main field which Michael has been dealing with and for a long period, he has a broad range of experience in commercial agreements.
Michael Hagele was recently asked few questions about his career and life and this is what he had to say. When he was asked how his day looks like Mike said he starts his day by checking on his client’s technology issues which include intellectual property. The senior counsel said that never giving up is the key to bringing ideas to life. Mr. Hagele said that the best ideas come when their challenges, opportunities as well as new ideas. The interviewer asked Mike what makes him productive and he said he has learned to put his clients first. He believes that his customers’ lives are in his hands and he has to do the best in his job to satisfy their needs. He gives a word of advice to other investors and entrepreneurs, that it is important to exercise physical activities. Hagele loves road bikes, taking a walk, as well as spending some time on the mountain.