Bruce Maximov is exceptional in every respect. As COO of an IP-sensitive technology firm I went looking for a seasoned contracts and business attorney who could relate to our growth plans, our unusual team and our highly specialized technology. Over the last 3 years, Bruce has deftly eased our path forward in legal matters as we navigate relationships with much-larger partners (Fortune 50, giant multinationals), and deal with the necessary ups and downs of being a young company with all of the growing pains that implies. Bruce's contribution to our health and longevity in the face of crushing odds and long development cycles has put him on an entirely different level from outside counsel. He's "mucked in" from the start - sleeves rolled up. Bruce is a team member. Amazing fellow, deeply respected by all his colleagues and tremendously well connected. Don't build a company, a partnership or project without checking to see if Bruce has room on his dance card. If he does, grab him. He's been sage, uncle, colleague and Knight Defender for us, and we're thriving after a long wait in part because of his patient mentoring. Precisely the man I'd send any young or growing company to when they want a strategic thinker, very experienced, stalwart help, in a man who is quick, clever, curious and passionate about new/difficult/complex/disruptive technology and business opportunities.