Michael Hagele is the outside general counsel for several technology companies in the aerospace, defense, internet and biotechnology industries. He has also been an investor in technology companies in their early stages and an investor and founder of many firms in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Hagele’s involvement in these industries has given him experience in negotiating, drafting, licensing distribution, development agreements and many more. He has worked in commercial agreements in relation to technology companies and does promotional marketing, intellectual property, and sales.
Michael Hagele has served as the general counsel of internet companies supported by venture capital where he helped manage legal affairs like stock option plans, intellectual property, corporate governance, employment issues, and mergers and acquisitions issues.
His experience as both an outside and in-house general counsel has shown him that no matter how small a firm is, high quality and affordable legal services is possible with technology businesses. He has also learned that being tenacious and it’s best to keep going while challenging assumptions and dealing with new information and opportunities as they come around. He also suggests exercising, as it helps with recharging and improving your mind.
Social media has been a huge strategy for growing his businesses, which he utilizes by talking with customers about his products. He also uses various software like TSA PreCheck, MS Office, and many products offered by Google. The book he recommends to entrepreneurs is Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.
Michael Hagele has an interest in artificial intelligence and has invested in and advised in a company that has created an app dedicated to finding the best use of funding. The app uses a machine learning algorithmn.
Michael Hagele graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree and from the University of California at Berkeley with a JD.
Lawyer and entrepreneur Michael Hagele earned a BA degree from the University of Iowa. He credits the success of his holdings in dining and hospitality to a tried and true method; “Put the customer first”.
When putting his Juris Doctor Degree from UC Berkeley to work he puts the client first. He acknowledges that his clients can have a lot on the line. Hagele admits that being responsible for obtaining the best possible outcome for a client can be a tremendous weight to bear. Yet, he believes that the efforts he makes on behalf of those he represents give his own life a purpose.
Michael Hagele’s list of legal skills that benefit technology companies is extensive. They include experience in Mergers and Acquisitions, purchase sales and the analysis of intellectual property portfolios as they relate to corporate financing. He also handles promotional and marketing arrangements.
With a résumé like that, it is no wonder Michael Hagele’s latest enterprise is acting as a chief legal advisor to aerospace, internet, and other technology-related companies. The idea for this business was born of previous experience advising tech firms. He discovered that a smaller law firm or even a single lawyer could provide technology companies with outstanding representation at a reasonable cost.
At the start of the workday, Hagele’s first order of business is to tend to the needs of the tech companies he represents. To refresh himself he takes an afternoon bike ride. Michael Hagele credits that time out of the office with finding more creative ways to address the needs of his clients.
For the rest of the day, Hagele deals with client issues that have arisen since the start of the day. He also continues the work he began in the morning. His evenings are spent tending to his investments.
Michael Hagele’s has worked overseeing legal matters at internet start-ups financed through venture capital. Corporate governance, employment matters, and stock option plan administration were some the matters he dealt with.
He was also employed by the firm of Fenwick and West. Hagele was assigned to their Licensing and Online Commerce Group.
A litigation attorney can be thought of as a lawsuit attorney. The word litigate means to sue or take action in court. So a good way to think of a litigation attorney is of an attorney that either sues on behalf of someone or defends someone against a lawsuit.
Litigation attorneys will often handle the bulk of the work in cases, although they may be helped by other attorneys and a team of paralegals. Litigation attorneys must prepare a case during a lawsuit or a defense against a lawsuit. They must gather evidence and provide proof in the court such as documents, photographs and recordings on behalf of their client.
Litigation attorneys represent their clients in court and will also represent their clients out of court. Out of court settlements will often be handled by litigation attorneys. They will also reach settlements, handle pleadings and appeals for their clients. For providing all of these services the lawyer will get paid by the hour, by the case or take a portion of the case’s settlement in some cases.
About Attorney Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck attended Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsyvlania, which is just outside of the city of Philadelphia. It is a private liberal arts college. Mr. Heideck studied at Swarthmore College beginning in 1999 and graduated in 2003. His undergraduate major there was a bachelor of arts degree in the English language, literature and letters.
Three years later, in 2006, Karl Heideck enrolled at the James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed his post graduate law studies in 2009. Karl Heideck received his law degree from Temple University and he became licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania in 2010.
Mr. Heideck resides in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, a suburban borough that is north of Philadelphia. He commutes to work in Philadelphia for the law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Heideck works as a contract attorney for the law firm and also as a hire counsel for its clients. Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Philadelphia office is located at Two Logan Square in Philadelphia, PA 19103. It is a firm that specializes in litigation, insurance and product liability.
Karl Heideck can handle cases that involve litigation and compliance with regulations at the local, state and federal level. He can also take on cases that deal with risk management review. Other areas that Mr. Heideck is skilled in and can work on include intellectual property, employment law, product liability, arbitration and mediation. He can litigate civil and commercial cases.
The world of the 21st century seems to be more enthralled with the life of celebrities and famous people than ever before, but making sure these public figures are held accountable for the bad decisions they make is a task human rights activist Thor Halvorssen is looking to use to push forward the role of the human rights activism community. Among those who have fallen foul of the University of Pennsylvania graduate are rapper Nicki Minaj and Oscar winner Hilary Swank, who have both taken payments from dictators to appear at events Halvorssen feels continue the oppression of the people of these closed societies.
Thor Halvorssen has written open letters published by major media outlets to the stars he feels have made an incorrect decision in appearing in nations where tyrannical rulers oppress their citizens on a regular basis. The film producer and founder of the Human Rights Foundation pulls no punches in his appraisal of those he feels have crossed the line in terms of creating links with corrupt governments; for example, Nicki Minaj was criticized by Halvorssen for appearing at a 2015 Christmas festival in Uganda, a country that has seen its resources and wealth seized by a government under the control of the family of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
After Nicki Minaj was announced as the headlining act at the festival in the Ugandan capital Thor Halvorssen penned an open letter to the “Anaconda” rapper that stated the government of the country had jailed 14 people for reading about democracy and nonviolent forms of protest. Thor Halvorssen stated the rapper had lost all credibility in the charitable work she completes after appearing at the event, a public stance he has maintained as he brought the attention of the public to the appearances of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Soccer superstar Lionel Messi. This use of the missteps of public figures is bringing the issue of human rights to popular shows, such as “The Howard Stern Show” where the actions of well known people highlight the plight of people living in these countries.