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Front Page - Friday, July 28, 2017

St. Charles: Bahner ‘The gold standard for lawyers’

St. Charles

“Max is the gold standard for lawyers. He is a leader and the consummate professional – intelligent, thorough, tough, creative, fair and honest. Max is all about making things better – his community, the bar, the firm, his colleagues, his friends, his family and himself. His myriad of accomplishments are a testament to his success in each of these areas.

“His positive attitude is infectious and it is a pleasure having him in the office. Max makes himself available to help whenever and whomever. He seeks out younger lawyers to impart bits of wisdom he has gathered over his professional and personal life. I still remember my first encounter with him. I was new to the firm and our paths crossed in a hallway. He introduced himself, welcomed me to the firm and advised me “not to let my level of expenses rise to my level of income.”  Words I took to heart and words that each of us should endeavor to apply.

“The firm’s mission statement is based on Max’s legacy – to practice our profession so that our clients value us for our services and advice; our peers outside the firm respect us for our ability and integrity; and our colleagues within the firm regard us with trust and appreciation. It is an honor to be associated with him.”

-- Mike St. Charles, managing partner at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel