Leading Adviser Awards 2022

52 Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2022 Nov22795 10 Issue 3 2023 Building for a Better Tomorrow: Business Planning and Cutting-Edge Innovation he Entrepreneur Law Center provides legal and advisory services to entrepreneurs, start-ups, high-growth companies, and business clients. The firm not only provides services related to structuring entrepreneurial companies for future success, but also assists and guides them through the growth process, including structuring relationships with stakeholders, vendors, and suppliers. The firm helps its clients through transitions, including growing through mergers and acquisitions or through exit planning. “What allows us to serve clients through the entire life cycle of a business or an investor’s horizon is a continuous investment in cutting edge education. Not only has Ken earned certificates from MIT in The Space Economy, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and Entrepreneurship Development, but he has also earned certificates from Oxford in Venture Finance and Artificial Intelligence and a certificate from the London School of Economics in the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. This augments Ken’s Juris Doctor and MBA from Florida State University, Master of Accounting in Forensic Accounting from Florida Atlantic University, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from the University of South Florida and Bachelor of Science in both Accounting and Finance from George Mason University. While in law school, Ken also had the opportunity to study at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, China, where he earned a certificate in Chinese Law and at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany where he earned certificates in both Dispute Resolution and Arbitration. He also studied at the University of the West Indies in Barbados, where he published an article comparing foreign direct investment in the Caribbean and China. Ken is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor, Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Business Intermediary, and is licensed as a Real Estate Broker in Florida. He also holds equity in and serves as General Counsel for several ventures, including Fountain Technologies International, LLC, an entity holding and licensing intellectual property, including a portfolio of nanotechnology patents. Ken also is a member of The Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies. Ken also serves on the faculty at the University of South, where he teaches graduate courses in Business Plan Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Intellectual Property, and will soon teach graduate courses in the Space Economy and Artificial Intelligence. These courses are offered to both masters and doctoral students in entrepreneurship, business, engineering, global sustainability, and medicine. The T Nov22795 University of South Florida is perennially ranked by the Princeton Review among the top ten graduate entrepreneurship programs. Dr. Michael Fountain, the Founder for the University of South Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship endorsed Ken by saying, “he has been a key member of our faculty. His experience as a practicing attorney, C-level financial executive, and in Big Four public accounting and consulting significantly enhances the classroom experience for our students. Our student body is very diverse, with about half coming from across the globe. Ken’s background having grown up in Germany and Saudi Arabia, studied law in Germany, China, and Barbados, and experience with clients in Europe, Asia and South America greatly enhances his ability to communicate effectively with students from diverse cultures on complex academic subjects. Ken’s contribution to our program has been immeasurable, helping students not only academically, but for many in transitioning to successful entrepreneurs.” Tim Collins, the CEO and President of Caribbean Trading Company, a leading Caribbean products brand and retail company, endorsed Ken and his firm by saying, “Ken is almost always my first call when I’m evaluating strategy, seeking ways to grow my company or facing just about any kind of problem.” Dennis Wilkinson, a long-time executive in the global logistics industry with numerous global companies since the 1980’s, endorsed Ken as follows: “I have worked with many attorneys both on a personal and professional basis and Ken was absolutely the best. Without a doubt his common-sense approach coupled with flawless strategy produced positive results far greater than expected.” Previously, Ken served as the Managing Partner and Director of Corporate, International & Tax Services for a law firm with partners in Orlando and West Palm Beach, Florida. He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer for three international companies. Ken began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co and later as a Senior Consultant in Ernst & Young. He is the Founder and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida State University Business Review, an academic journal housed at the Florida State University College of Law for over 20 years. “What I enjoy the most about my work is helping companies grow and overcome the many obstacles to success they inevitably face. I also greatly enjoy serving on the faculty of such a prestigious entrepreneurship program, where I get to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.” Ken said. AI Global Media’s Acquisition International Magazine proudly awards The Entrepreneur Law Center, P.L. its Leading Business Planning & Entrepreneurial Advisory of the Year for 2022 in Florida. In this announcement we profile The Entrepreneur Law Center, PL and Kenneth Hamner, the firm’s Founder and Managing Member, to discover what sets this innovative boutique law firm apart from other firms, not only in focused service but also by helping the firm’s clients develop and execute successful cutting-edge strategy. Company: The Entrepreneur Law Center, P.L. Web Address: www.entrepreneurlawctr.com Email: khamner@entrepreneurlawctr.com