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Barry S. Marks

Founding Shareholder

barry@leaselawyer.com | 205.251.8303

Barry S. Marks, founding shareholder at Marks & Associates, P.C., concentrates his practice in the areas of equipment leasing, commercial lending and finance and general business law.

Practice areas

  • Equipment leasing
  • Business law
  • Commercial lending and finance

Education

  • J.D., with high honors, University of Florida, 1976
  • LLM, taxation, Emory University, 1985
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Emory University, 1974

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Author -- Chapters in Matthew Bender's Equipment Leasing and the Practicing Law Institute's Equipment Leasing -- Leveraged Leasing treatises
  • Coauthor -- Power Tools for Successful Leasing
  • Coauthor -- Technology Leasing: A Lessee Toolkit
  • Coauthor -- Power Tools for Small Ticket Leasing

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005
  • AV Peer Review "Preeminent" Rating, Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Honored as Alabama Super Lawyer
  • Director emeritus and counsel -- National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers
  • Board of editors -- Journal of Equipment Lease and Financing
  • Board of editors -- LJN (formerly Leader's Equipment Leasing Newsletter)
  • Certified Lease Professional
  • Past member -- Legal Committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • Recipient -- Bill Granieri Award for Education in Equipment Leasing, National Association of Equipment Lessors, 1999
  • Frequent lecturer on business and commercial law issues

Personal

When he is not working, Barry finds time to write poetry and the occasional short story. He is a past president of the Alabama State Poetry Society and was Alabama's Poet of the Year in 1999. His first book, Possible Crocodiles, was named Alabama Poetry, Book of the Year for 2010 and his second, Sounding was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award for small press publications. “I guess you could say I am a word geek, if there is such a thing. I write for a living and for recreation.”