Benjamin E. Marcus

Firm Managing Director

Ben Marcus has represented businesses based in Maine and business firms from outside Maine for over 20 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 corporate and commercial transactions and commercial litigation, including the formation and capitalization of businesses, the purchase and sale of businesses, commercial lending transactions including loan restructurings and workouts and contract disputes. 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 committees of unsecured creditors in bankruptcy.

Ben is an AV rated attorney and is included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America, having been selected by his peers for this honor.  Best Lawyers has also named Ben Maine's 2010 "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights law.  In addition, he is listed in Chambers & Partners' USA Guide, an independent guide to the top business lawyers in the US.   In 2007, Ben was elected to the American College of Bankruptcy, an honor offered only to the most accomplished practioners in any given field of practice. 

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

Ben 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. 


  • LL.B., Cornell Law School (1986) (magna cum laude)
  • B.A., Bates College (1982) (cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted in Maine and New Hampshire
  • Admitted to practice before the courts of Maine and New Hampshire, the United States District Court for the District of Maine, and the United States Bankruptcy Court.

Community/Public Service

  • Past President and current Board member, Temple Beth El
  • Board Member, Jewish Community Alliance

Professional Presentations

  • Maine Association of Mortgage Professionals, MAMP Breakfast Meeting - Update on the Attorney General’s Working Group (December 2013)


  • Named by The Best Lawyers In America as one of the leading attorneys in Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2014 edition)
  • Named as a "Top 100 Attorney” in New England by Super Lawyers magazine (2014 edition)