Having previously practiced at an American Law 100 firm as well as in-house counsel for a multi-national corporation, Mr. Hakala brings both legal expertise and business sense to the business transactions that clients seek to accomplish and the complex legal problems that they seek to litigate and resolve. Mr. Hakala has not only litigated various complex business and employment matters on behalf of Fortune 100 clients, he also provides general business, technology, and media law representation to various companies, including start-up businesses and those in the renewable energies sector. Mr. Hakala is an experienced business litigator who has also been involved in negotiating, structuring, and bringing to life thousands of business transactions. Having significant experience in both transactional matters as well as litigation has allowed Mr. Hakala the unique perspective and know how to structure a deal to avoid unnecessary pitfalls leading to litigation, and a deeper understanding of the matters which he typically litigates. Additionally, Mr. Hakala handles business start-ups, business structures, buy/sells, asset & stock purchase transactions, conversions, mergers, technology transactions, lending, corporate governance, licensing, employment, and general commercial contracts and transactions. Mr. Hakala currently represents well-established clients in the automotive, powersports, transportation, action-sports, health care, biomedical, insurance, banking, gaming, marketing, hospitality & restaurant, oil & gas, construction, real estate, beverage, emergency response and management, entertainment, and health and fitness industries, as well as franchisors, franchisees, and upcoming companies who are focused on environmentally conscious technologies.