Kevin Hogle is an experienced trial and transaction lawyer that practices in the areas of business law and intellectual property. Mr. Hogle enjoys carrying a balanced transactional and litigation caseload that allows him to represent business owners both inside and outside of the courtroom.
Mr. Hogle is a trial lawyer driven by results through obsessive preparation. He has tried over 40 cases through verdict (over 30 of which were jury trials), has direct or cross-examined hundreds of civilian or expert witnesses inside and outside the courtroom, and has argued over 100 pre-trial, trial, or post-trial motions in front of a judge. Mr. Hogle represents clients in disputes involving copyright, trademark or patent infringement, trade secrets, restrictive covenants (non-compete / non-solicitation), shareholder rights, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, breach of contract, and other related claims and matters. Mr. Hogle limits his representation to clients in business or intellectual property disputes that firmly desire to defend and protect their rights at trial, whether as a plaintiff or a defendant. He also allocates a small part of his practice to training other attorneys to effectively conduct their own jury trials, which includes consultation on trial strategy, trial theme development, witness preparation, direct and cross-examination techniques, voir dire / jury selection, and drafting persuasive opening statements and closing arguments.
Mr. Hogle represents businesses from formation through sale, with an emphasis on mergers, sales, and acquisitions (“M&A”). He counsels M&A clients acting as either buyer or seller in risk, cost and tax mitigation strategies using a combination of deal structure, due diligence, and contractual obligations. In addition to M&A, Mr. Hogle’s transactional practice frequently includes drafting agreements involving: joint ventures, transitional services, intellectual property (trademark and copyright), Software-as-a-Service, creative licensing, equity and key-man compensation, shareholders and partnerships, business succession, stock options, internal corporate governance, professional services, and other related business contractual needs.
Mr. Hogle grew up in a family of autoworkers in a small farming town in Michigan, and was the first in his family to graduate college and attend law school. His childhood was spent tending to his horses, cleaning stalls, and breaking ice out of water buckets in cold Michigan winters. He grew up drag racing his father’s 1972 Plymouth Duster that, to this day, has less than 30,000 original miles (a quarter mile at a time). He is married with two children and two dogs.
Mr. Hogle is a full-stack software developer, and enjoys coding on a LAMP stack using VueJS on the front end with a Laravel API on the back end. He spent two years fully restoring 1972 Westsail 32 sailboat to mint condition, has driven a dirt bike across Patagonia in South America, and studied Spanish in Barcelona, Spain. He also enjoys woodworking and MIG welding in his workshop at home.
LAW SCHOOL: Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude honors graduate with Corporate Law concentration, 2005
UNDERGRADUATE: University of Michigan, B.A., Psychology, 2002