Biography

Max is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital, Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions groups. He focuses on advising high-growth startups, later-stage emerging growth companies, venture capital funds, private equity funds and strategic acquirers in connection with planning and executing a variety of corporate transactions.

Max has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including:

  • Angel and seed round financings
  • Venture capital and growth equity financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions (including private equity buyouts, strategic equity acquisitions, asset sales, spinoffs and carveouts)
  • Joint ventures
  • Fund formation

Max works closely with clients – private and public companies across a variety of industries – to provide strategic business insights and outside general counsel services, advising clients on day-to-day corporate governance and organizational matters, securities laws, equity compensation and other employee incentive structures, intellectual property protection and licensing, data privacy and general commercial matters.

In addition to representing emerging companies and the investors that fund them, Max has extensive experience representing investment banks and other financial institutions, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), registered investment funds and business development companies (BDCs), angel investors and family offices.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Max was an associate in the venture technology group of Dentons LLP’s New York office. He also previously worked in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in its financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions and investment management practices.

While in law school, where Max was a Mitchell Jacobson Law & Business Scholar, he was staff editor of the NYU Journal of Law and Business and served in the Summer Honors Program of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Enforcement Division). Additionally, he previously served as a legislative intern at the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, handling preparation and oversight for the nomination hearings process of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.

Before practicing law, Max co-founded a small gourmet pizza shop in Vermont that has since expanded into a thriving, multi-venture enterprise.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Max is deeply involved in the emerging technology and venture capital ecosystem in New York and other cities across the country. He is a regular participant and speaker on panel discussions and at various other events focused on issues impacting the entrepreneurial community.

Max also serves as a mentor at Columbia Business School to students in the Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), where he guides and supports MBA students exploring careers and opportunities in entrepreneurship, including founding startups, joining VC funds or investing directly in early-stage companies.