Brad A Hakala
Attorney Brad Hakala is a Partner of The Hakala Law Group, P.C., a law firm in Long Beach, CA. As a lawyer in Long Beach, California, attorney Hakala serves Los Angeles County, as well as clients throughout California.
Areas of Practice
- Communications and Media
- Employment Law
- Entertainment Law
- Intellectual Property
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Real Estate
- Sexual Harassment
- Sports Law
Admitted to Practice Law
- 2005, California
- 2005, U.S. Central Dist. of California
- 2006, U.S. Eastern Dist. of California
|:||Loyola Marymount University, BA, 2000|
|Law School||:||Loyola Law School, JD, 2004|
- Orange County Bar Association,
- National Football Leage Players Association - Certified Contract Advisor
- National Basketball Players Association - Certified Player Agent
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, technology transactions, lending, corporate governance, licensing, employment, and general commercial contracts and transactions.
Prior to forming The Hakala Law Group, Mr. Hakala practiced law at a leading international law firm, where he both litigated complex business matters and also negotiated and drafted various business, technology, and employment agreements. Mr. Hakala also regularly advises clients on various states' vehicle codes, terminations, buy/sells, relocations, open-point establishments, and compliance requirements.
Additionally, Mr. Hakala has also served as Corporate Counsel for American Suzuki Motor Corporation, where he was responsible for the company's legal operations, which included negotiating and drafting numerous multi million-dollar business, sponsorship and athlete agreements, obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights including patents and trademarks, negotiating and drafting licensing agreements, advising on various employment matters including wage & hour code, and overseeing all legal aspects of Suzuki's advertising.
Mr. Hakala currently represents well-established clients in the automotive, powersports, action-sports, health care, biomedical, and health and fitness industries, as well as upcoming companies who are focused on environmentally conscious technologies.
Mr. Hakala is also a registered sports agent who holds a weekly spot on a nationally syndicated radio show dedicated to action sports.
The Hakala Law Group, P.C.
6700 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 290
Long Beach, California 90803
Firm OverviewThe Hakala Law Group is a business-oriented law firm located in Southern California, and was founded with the distinct goal of providing clients with an effective alternative to costly large-firm practices, while providing representation and services that often exceeds those of our larger counterparts. Our firm consistently strives to offer clients the responsiveness, efficiency, and personal attention of a boutique firm, all while providing the high-quality representation one would expect from a larger firm. We provide a broad range of legal services to a wide variety of clients, including individuals as well as businesses that range in size from small "home-based" businesses to the corporate legal departments of large companies, all of whom have come to depend upon the firm’s combination of legal expertise and business judgment. Whether litigating a matter, structuring a business transaction, or providing general legal advice, The Hakala Law Group focuses on achieving your goals by coupling our legal representation with sound business, economic, and ethical principles. We consistently strive to provide clients with practical legal advice that is tailored to their overall goals. Whatever the legal issue, you can count on The Hakala Law Group to help you Start, Grow, Defend, and Maintain your business.
Business, corporate, distribution and franchise, employment, intellectual property, litigation, media and advertising, real estate, sports, entertainment