Where do I begin? On a business level, Michael is _sharp_. He forms opinions about things through questioning and filling in information, not through snap judgments and opinions. He is passionate about new technology and services that make the world better, yet remains grounded in reality. When committed to your project he brings a passion and dedication to it as a real stakeholder. Of course the basics apply, he knows his stuff when it comes to startup law. On a personal level, Michael has been a friend and mentor for a decade. He brings a positivity and energy to conversations that find the bright side of everything, and turns challenges into opportunities. And it's his fault that I started running 10 years ago!