Michael Hagele: Corporate Law and Business

If you’re not already familiar with Michael Hagele, he is a serial investor and attorney, who spends the greater majority of his time investing in early-stage tech companies or fulfilling the role of general counsel for multiple top-tier corporations, namely in the biotechnology, defense, and aerospace fields. Hagele’s knowledge of corporate law and business has made him a highly sought-after corporate attorney. In fact, he has served as general counsel for some of the most celebrated companies. In addition to this work as an attorney, Hagele routinely looks for investment opportunities that can help small business startups, especially those in the restaurant and hospitality fields. Read more about Michael at

As far as his skills as an attorney and general counsel, Michael Hagele’s expertise is wide-ranging. He is highly proficient in licensing distribution and development agreements, and he is a skillful negotiator. On the business side of things, Hagele has demonstrated proficiency in areas relative to software, hardware, and telecommunications. With regard to his educational background, Hagele attended the University of Iowa, earning a B.A. in Political Science and English, in 1992, before going on to attend the University of California, Berkley School of Law, where he earned a J.D. Law degree, in 1997.

According to his Linkedin bio, Michael Hagele began his career in law when he joined the law offices of Fenwick & West LLP, in 1997, a firm specializing in online commerce and technology transactions. Hagele remained with the law office until 2000, before going on to pursue new opportunities. His career ambitions ultimately led to the role of Corporate Counsel with BigVine (recently rebranded as All Business), where he remained from 2000-2002. In 2006, Michael Hagele landed the role of Special Counsel for Metaweb Technologies, a company that designs and builds Web infrastructure technology.

In an article in, Hagele discusses a few tenets for his success; he strongly believes in putting the customer or client first. Additionally, he believes in being adaptive; according to Hagele, when it comes to long-term success, the ability to quickly adapt to changes, like the introduction of social media, is what makes certain businesses thrive while others fail. In fact, Hagele is a big fan of social media and routinely uses various social media platforms to connect with customers and to spur new business opportunities.

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Thor Halvorssen a Gift to Democracy

Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activist with very individual views about oppressive governments. He has been a critic of both the Chaves and Castro regimes in Venezuela and Cuba and many on the right wing of American politics have championed Halvorssen. He was included on a Fox News program that wanted to bash Bernie Sanders when he was running for the Democratic nomination for president. The Fox interviewer set Halvorssen up to critisize Socialist candidate Bernie Sanders thinking that Halvorssen who was opposed to socialists Chavez and Castro would also critisize Sanders. The interviewer was in for a surprise.

After this debacle, the Weekly Standard decided to do an in-depth interview with Halvorssen and sent Matt LaBash to get the facts of Halvorssen. This long and extensive interview has brought the true Halvorssen to light for the world to examine. He is a unique individual and committed to the betterment of the human condition by fighting against any repressive regime wherever in the world it exist.

Above all else, Halvorssen has taken his inherited wealth and formed the Human Right Foundation which seeks to eliminate tyrants, despots, and corrupt governments wherever they exist. He considers himself a classic liberal but has a background of wealth and a learned consideration of all persons gained from his parents.

Halvorssen is a dedicated, energetic man whose purpose in life is the promotion of pure democracy in the world.