"Michael stood out among corporate leaders in America for several reasons. FIRST, he listened carefully to legal advice and thoroughly understood it. SECOND, He was a person of principle who would not settle a matter for convenience. If in the right, he would hold his position. And, when he did, he prevailed. Thirdly, Michael showed appreciation for the good work of professionals who devoted themselves to the matter at hand. Lastly, Michael was kind. He built a company which he considered his "family". In the process he became a legend among corporate executives. I consider myself blessed to know him."