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michael woolf

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People come first. So if you build an environment where people can perform at their natural best, everything else will work itself out.

Michael is a decision strategist who inspires, engages and advises fellow servant-leaders, visionary entrepreneurs, and wicked-smart problem solvers to reimagine boundaries, achieve the impossible, and cultivate people-first cultures. He looks forward to helping his clients bring strategic approaches to their projects in order to find creative solutions by utilizing his vast experience as a leader in the entertainment and software development industries. He is eager to roll up his sleeves, unafraid to ask tough questions, and able to approach problems from multiple perspectives.

Before founding Boon Legal, Michael was an attorney with Baker Donelson where he was a member of the Emerging Companies team within the Corporate Finance and Securities Group. Prior to law school, Michael was an entrepreneur and visionary leader with a strong people-first philosophy. He built a strong record of accomplishment in driving innovation and development of businesses, product lines, interactive consumer products, and mobile and web applications.

Throughout his career, Michael designed, directed, or substantially contributed to the development of more than 50 interactive software titles, most coupled with large license IP products. He developed military training simulators, large-scale motion-control rides/simulators, state-scaled education platforms, and innovative business and enterprise applications. 

Michael is actively involved in the technology, film, transmedia, video game, and entrepreneur communities in Nashville. He is a proud board member of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

Michael is licensed to practice in the State of Tennessee.

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career timeline

Boon Legal

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Belmont University College of Law (JD)


That Learning Company

Army Game Studio/America's Army*

Left Field Productions


Exakt Entertainment

Stormfront Studios


US Army Corps of Engineers*


University of Memphis (BPS)

publications/public speaking

Top Legal Issues for Startups

          SCORE / Pathway WBC | November 2019

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          The Wond'ry at Vanderbilt | October 2018

Top Legal Issues for Startups

          Nashville Entrepreneur Center | April 2018

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          The Wond'ry at Vanderbilt | March 2018

Artificial Intelligence: ‘Paging Dr. Bot’

          Chicago Medicine Magazine 

          Chicago Medical Society | Nov 2017
'Paging Dr. Bot' – The Emergence of AI and Machine Learning in Healthcare

          ABA Health eSource

          American Bar Association | Oct 2017

Gaming & Virtual Reality, Panel Moderator

          Film-Com | Jun 2017

Film/Television Transmedia Hour, Featured Guest

          Acme Radio | Nov 2016
Monetizing Transmedia and Gaming Projects: Designing Concepts to Sell and Current Trends, Panelist

          Film-Com | Jun 2016
Transmedia & New Frontiers, Panelist

          Film-Com | Jun 2015

community engagement

| Nashville Shakespeare Festival

          Board Member 

| Nashville Entrepreneur Center


| The Wond'ry at Vanderbilt University

          Advisor / Speaker 

| Film-Com

          Chair of Video Gaming

*under contract

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