Benjamin E. Marcus, Esq.
Adjunct Professor

Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon
245 Commercial Street
P.O. Box 9781
Portland, ME 04104-5081

(207) 772-1941 ext. 586

Mr. Marcus has represented businesses based in Maine and business firms from outside Maine for over 15 years. His clients include commercial lenders in Maine and lenders from outside the State lending to Maine businesses as well as manufacturing and service sector businesses. Ben's focus is on commercial transactions and commercial litigation, including the purchase and sale of businesses, commercial lending transactions including loan restructurings and workouts, contract disputes and commercial collections. He has specialized experience in the area of insolvency law, representing secured and unsecured creditors in the context of insolvent debtors in Federal bankruptcy proceedings. He also represents debtors in possession in reorganization proceedings, trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors and Official Creditors Committees.

Ben Marcus' clients include the commercial banks doing business in Maine, several non-depository lenders doing business in Maine and community banks. Mr. Marcus' business clients hail from Aroostook County, Maine, to South Florida and range in activities from major international aquaculture firms to hospitality properties. Ben Marcus has considerable experience in representing Canadian businesses in their Maine business activities and in the aquaculture industry, generally.

Mr. Marcus is a Cum Laude graduate of Bates College (B.A. 1982) and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Cornell Law School (LL.B 1986). At Cornell Law, Mr. Marcus was Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Law Review and graduated with the Order of the Coif. Following graduation from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Joseph L. Tauro of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He has received the business bankruptcy specialist certification from the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is the author of "The Changing Contours of the Absolute Priority Rule in Reorganization Proceedings Under Chapter 11 of The Bankruptcy Code," Volume 7, No. 6 Maine Bar Journal. Mr. Marcus is an AV rated attorney and is included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America, and was selected by his peers for this honor.