Michael Madgett

Legal counsel

Serving as general counsel for many of his clients, Michael Madgett uses his extensive legal experience to advise on corporate and securities and intellectual property issues.


A Partner at HFM, Mr. Madgett handles corporate governance, business and commercial transactions, securities offerings, intellectual property licensing, Internet and e-commerce law. He is also experienced in Financial Services, Real Estate and Construction, and Construction law.


With more than 30 years of experience practicing law in San Diego, Mr. Madgett is recognized as a consummate negotiator and advisor. He has been rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell™ —earning the highest possible rating for both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. He is also frequently recognized by San Diego Magazine as a Top Lawyer® for Corporate and Securities matters.


Mr. Madgett has significant experience advising both public and private companies, from start-up and emerging growth companies to established middle-market companies in a variety of industries. His clients include private offering fund managers, green energy and clean-tech companies, hardware and software developers, tech and e-commerce companies.


He also represents traditional manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors, franchisors and franchisees, contractors, developers, professional organizations and service establishments.

In serving in an outside general counsel role for many of his clients, Mr. Madgett advises on a wide variety of legal matters, including initial business organizational and structural issues, financing and capital formation, strategic alliances and joint ventures, licensing strategies, product development and distribution, mergers and acquisitions, and day-to-day business operational issues and agreements. His goal is to make the deal happen, not break it, but he will also advise his clients when it is time to move on.

The HawaiiMana Commitment

What is the Shift to The HawaiiMana Commitment?

The "Shift" in our understanding about food and nutrient rich crops goes beyond just the farming practices like organic and non organic on top of the soil alone. It's the understanding that the condition of our soil's own biome below the surface is as essential to us all as our own internal gut biome certainly is.  We support Regenerative Agriculture both land and sea that focuses on nutrient rich or nutrient dense soil producing crops over the larger commercial or Intensive Agricultural farming methods that focus more on high calorie and starch content crops that end up with significantly depleted vitamin and essential mineral content in our fruits and vegetable and thus end up in our own gut biome just as depleted. Healthy soil produces healthy plants that produce healthy people, and healthy plants don’t always need fertilizers... and neither do people.

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