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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.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
    10 years
  2. Entertainment: 25%
    10 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    10 years
  4. Advertising: 10%
  5. Employment & Labor: 10%
    10 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Steven Robert Morasse

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. Brad was opposing counsel on a commercial real estate dispute. We were able to resolve the matter without litigation. Brad was highly competent, responsive, professional and a zealous advocate.


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Contact info

The Hakala Law Group, PC

6700 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 290
Long Beach, CA, 90803


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201410/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawThe Hakala Law Group2010 - Present
AttorneyBaker Hostetler2008 - 2010
Corporate CounselAmerican Suzuki Motor Corporation2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Footbal League Players AssociationCertified Contract Advisor2012 - Present
National Basketbal Players AssociationCertified Player Agent2012 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County Lawyer MagazineEmployers: Beware of How You Pay Employees2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Loyola Marymount UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
POA Nuts and Bolts & Leadership TrainingCorporations and Non-Profits2015
Becoming a Sports LawyerSports Law2012