Michael Hagele serves as senior outside counsel for a number of technology companies including research and development firms providing technology, design and consulting services as well as companies providing products in the aerospace, internet, electronic and biotechnology industries.
Michael Hagele serves as senior outside counsel for a number of technology companies
Michael has broad experience negotiating, drafting and closing technology, licensing, distribution and development agreements in the domestic and international Internet, telecommunications, software and hardware fields. Michael also has experience in a wide variety of commercial agreements as they relate to technology companies including promotional and marketing arrangements as well as intellectual property purchases and sales and analysis of intellectual property rights portfolios in relation to corporate financing and M&A transactions.
Prior to his current practice, Michael served as general counsel for a number of venture capital backed Internet companies where he managed all legal affairs including intellectual property strategy, corporate governance, employment issues, stock option plan administration and merger and acquisition activity. Prior to that, Michael was at the Silicon Valley offices of Fenwick & West LLP in the Licensing and Online Commerce Group. Michael received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. from the University of Iowa.