I recently set up a small biotech company to commercialize an invention arising from my research as a faculty member of a medical school. Bill Stempel helped me negotiate a license from the school, has served as my attorney for all transactions other than patent prosecution, and has provided exceptionally helpful business-minded legal advice. He has helped me expand my understanding of how intellectual property matters affect commercialization in the biotechnology industry. Since I have been on a rather steep learning curve throughout this process, I am grateful that I have been able to benefit from Bill’s vast knowledge and experience, including his impressive grasp of biomedical science. His professionalism, flexibility and effectiveness as an attorney are exceptional. Every aspect of my interaction with Bill has been a pleasure, and I firmly believe that the support he has provided has increased my chances of success in this venture.