"Selling a unique and easily recognized specialty firm is challenging, demanding expertise and finesse found only in an investment banker with depth and understanding across many different types of deals. Prepare for endless surprises coming from both sides of the deal; often seeming insurmountable at the time. Challenges always involve personalities, finances, emotion, guarantees, escrows, deadlines, employment contracts, real estate, and on it goes. It is always the investment banker who is the glue personally managing these delicate situations. Charlie Maskell had a calming effect in rough seas."