Michael Woolf

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Nashville, Tennessee

Boon Legal
Michael Woolf
Boon Legal

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property; view more

Licensed in Tennessee since: 2016

Education: Belmont University College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023
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41 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210 Visit website


about michael

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 its Corporate Finance and Securities Group. Prior to entering the legal industry, 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. 

about boon legal

Entrepreneurs and business owners know that it is hard to find personalized, trusted legal help to meet their legal needs while respecting their budget. As entrepreneurs, we know that first-hand. So, we developed a business model designed to encourage and support long-term relationships.

Our clients create, innovate, and build each day – changing the landscape and disrupting the status quo. We earn their trust as legal advisors by giving them straight answers so they can feel confident making the decisions that affect their businesses. Our legal advisors take the time to learn about our clients’ businesses, engage in regular communication about strategies and goals, and become key members of their strategy team.

And that is why Boon Legal has earned a reputation for providing exceptional, people-first service with utmost integrity for clients of all sizes with a full suite of legal services from formation to M&A.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Transactions

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Copyrights, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law, Intellectual Property Law, Internet, Limited Liability Companies, Science and Technology Law, Trademarks

  • 30% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Intellectual Property
  • 10% Entertainment & Sports
  • 10% Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 10% Technology Transactions

First Admitted: 2016, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: https://www.boonlegal.com/michael-woolf

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Successfully negotiated to release client from a contract of $100,000
  • Successfully led a client through a $10m acquisition of client's company by a multinational buyer/
  • Successfully negotiated the return of $65,000 from a vendor who failed to perform for our client
  • Represents clients in mergers and acquisitions for buyers and sellers
  • Provides on-going strategic support for companies and business operators
  • Drafts complex technology service contracts and related technology agreements for developers and Software as a Service (SaaS)/Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers
  • Represents clients in contract negotiations and other business-related matters
  • Represents clients with issues arising from a data security incidents
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of Tennessee
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Advisor
  • The Wond'ry at Vanderbilt University, Advisor / Speaker
  • Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Board Member
  • Film-Com, Chair of Video Gaming
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Top Legal Issues for Startups, SCORE / Pathway WBC | November 2019
  • Transmedia & New Frontiers, Panelist, Film-Com | Jun 2015
  • Monetizing Transmedia and Gaming Projects: Designing Concepts to Sell and Current Trends, Panelist, Film-Com | Jun 2016
  • Film/Television Transmedia Hour, Featured Guest, Acme Radio | Nov 2016
  • Gaming & Virtual Reality, Panel Moderator, Film-Com | Jun 2017
  • 'Paging Dr. Bot' – The Emergence of AI and Machine Learning in Healthcare, ABA Health eSource, American Bar Association | Oct 2017
  • Artificial Intelligence: ‘Paging Dr. Bot’, Chicago Medicine Magazine, Chicago Medical Society | Nov 2017
  • Basic Photoshop for Startups, The Wond'ry at Vanderbilt | March 2018
  • Top Legal Issues for Startups, Nashville Entrepreneur Center | April 2018
  • Basic Photoshop for Startups, The Wond'ry at Vanderbilt | October 2018
  • Author, Artificial Intelligence: “Paging Dr. Bot”, Chicago Medicine Magazine (Nov. 2017), Chicago Medical Society, Healthcare, Legal, Technology, AI, Machine Learning, Medicine, 2017
  • Author, 'Paging Dr. Bot' – The Emergence of AI and Machine Learning in Healthcare, ABA Health eSource (Oct. 2017), American Bar Association, Healthcare, Legal, Technology, AI, Machine Learning, Medicine, 2017
Representative Clients:
  • Early- and mid-stage companies with $500k -$10m in annual revenue
  • Companies with technology offerings, especially software as service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (Buyer and Seller side)
  • Entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized business (SMB) operators looking for budgetable and scalable ongoing legal support
  • Founders, startups, and emerging companies
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Advisor, The Wond'ry at Vanderbilt, 2016-present
  • Advisor, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 2014-present
  • Board Member, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, 2018-present
Educational Background:
  • Belmont University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2016
  • University of Memphis, Bachelor of Professional Studies, 1996
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • LPP - Legal Project Practitioner, issued by the International Institute of Legal Project Management, 2018
  • Attorneys for Justice, Pro-Bono Award, TN Supreme Court, 2021
  • Attorneys for Justice, Pro-Bono Award, TN Supreme Court, 2020
  • Attorneys for Justice, Pro-Bono Award, TN Supreme Court, 2019
  • Attorneys for Justice, Pro-Bono Award, TN Supreme Court, 2018
  • Attorney for Justice Pro-Bono Award, TN Supreme Court, 2017
  • Law Student for Justice, TN Supreme Court, 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Business
  • Cloud Services
  • Emerging Companies
  • Entertainment
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Film
  • General Corporate
  • PaaS
  • SaaS
  • Small Businesses
  • SMB
  • Start-ups
  • Tech
  • Television
  • Video Games

Office location for Michael Woolf

41 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210

Phone: 615-625-0518


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

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