Attorney Derek Haake
Derek Haake is a seasoned entrepreneur and he brings his wealth of experiences in business to his law practice. He has been part of multiple startups, large and small, but decided to earn his law degree in 2010.
- Licensed Attorney in Missouri
- JD from the University of Akron
- MBA from the University of Akron College of Business
- BA – Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington
- 11 years working with startups
- 15 years web application / database development
- 8 years working in telecommunications
I love startups, and always have. I have been with small companies and large ones. I love the passion that a person has when they go out there and pursue their drea,. and that is why I became a lawyer – to help entrepreneurs get their business up and off the ground.
In addition to helping people with their business goals and dreams, I found other areas of law where I can help people, and by providing pragmatic and practical legal advice concerning end of life issues (advance directives / living wills / estate and trust planning) and also minor criminal issues, I am able to find ways where, as an attorney, I can help people through some of their darkest hours.
My goal as an attorney is to make whatever issues you are dealing with as painless as possible. Whether you are excited and planning for the future of your business, or dealing with a difficult legal issue, I believe that your legal issue should be just that – an issue, and not a problem, and I will do whatever I can to keep it that way.