Law Practice:

Max joined Cosgrave in 2017 as an associate in the firm’s business practice group.  He has an entrepreneurial spirit and became an attorney to help business owners realize when they should seek legal advice, bring their ideas to life, and position them for growth and success.

Corporate and General Business

  • Entity formation
  • Corporate shareholder agreements and LLC operating agreements
  • Debt and equity financing transactions
  • Contracts
  • Business purchase transactions
  • Risk management and general operating advice
  • Employment, independent contractor, nondisclosure and non-competition agreements
  • Commercial Financing

Real Estate

  • Real estate acquisitions and sales
  • Commercial leases
  • Development agreements
  • Commercial and Residential Loan Documentation

Intellectual Property

  • Trademark analysis and advice
  • U.S. and state trademark registrations
  • Trademark infringement disputes
  • Intellectual Property licensing

Prior to joining Cosgrave, Max worked for Farleigh Wada Witt law firm in Portland, Oregon.  Before going into private practice, Max served as a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge John Acosta and Lane County Circuit Court Judge Curtis Conover. Additionally, Max was an extern at Octagon Football and received hands-on business experience editing NFL player contracts, waivers and agreements.  While in law school, he worked as a Student-Athlete Development Graduate Teaching Fellow for the University of Oregon Athletic Department running the Mentor Program and supporting over 400 student-athletes.

Education &  Bar Admissions:

Max is admitted to the Oregon Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in sociology and a minor in business administration.  He earned his law degree from University of Oregon School of Law.  While in law school, Max was an Articles Editor for the Oregon Law Review.


Max is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and the American Bar Association Business and Real Estate Section.


Max is a board member and chair of the membership committee for the Oregon Club of Portland, and a member of the Oregon Alumni Association and Order of the O Duck Athletic Alumni Association.  He is actively involved with the University of Oregon student-athlete mentor program.  He is also on the finance committee for Cedar Sinai Park, Pub Talk Committee for the Oregon Entrepreneurs Association, and actively involved with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.


Max played football for the University of Oregon from 2006 – 2011.  He was invited to walk-on to the football team, and later earned a scholarship and two letters.  Prior to law school he was a gold miner for the Fairbanks Gold Company in Fairbanks, Alaska, and was filmed on a National Geographic television show called “Goldfathers”.   When Max is not working and rooting for his Oregon Ducks, he enjoys dining at some of Portland’s great restaurants, playing basketball, hiking and exploring the Northwest with his wife, Jordan and their black lab named Clover.