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Max is an author, public speaker and  expert in business growth and development in highly regulated industries. He is the author of the best-selling business book "Contentious Counsel" and the central figure in the critically acclaimed biography "Firebrand - a Tobacco Lawyer's Journey" by Joshua Knelman.


In "Contentious Counsel," Max's expertise and insight into the corporate world have garnered a wide readership, establishing him as a prominent voice in the realm of business literature.


In Firebrand,the author Joshua Knelman explores Max's tobacco career and showcases his remarkable journey through the complex and often controversial world of tobacco regulation. This captivating biography sheds light on Max's experiences, offering a profound narrative for those interested in the confluence of legal challenges and personal resilience.

Max's dual identity as a celebrated author and a compelling biographical subject underscores his enduring influence in the worlds of business and literature.

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Many wrongly believe that the tobacco industry has been in decline for decades, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Believe it or not, there are more smokers in the world today than at any time in the past, and the industry continues to make record profits. So how did they do it? Think of this book as a bridge between perception and reality. A lot of what you believe about the tobacco industry is wrong; a lot is correct.

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