George J. Marcus

George is the senior member of the firm.  George works with each lawyer in the firm to make sure that its clients’ needs are timely met, and that clients are served with the hallmark traits of the firm: expertise, common sense, and economy. George is well known throughout the Northeast, and is widely recognized as the “go to” lawyer in Maine for difficult corporate and commercial situations. George has handled such diverse matters as representing a publicly held, Maine based, debtor in Chapter 11 proceedings in the District of Maine, representing Chapter 11 debtors who were integrated, state of the art, pulp and paper manufacturers, reorganizing and restructuring the ownership interests in a nuclear power facility, structuring the out-of-court liquidation of one of Maine’s largest real estate companies, and, recently, representing Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company in the Delaware based Chapter 11 proceedings of Stone & Webster, Inc., regarding a breached $250,000,000 decommissioning contract between Maine Yankee and Stone & Webster. In the mid-1990’s, George served as counsel to the Creditors’ Committee in one of the then-largest Chapter 11 cases in the country, Cajun Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In a complex reorganization for a health care provider, the Maine Bankruptcy Court awarded George and the firm an accomplishment bonus for their work as counsel for the Creditors’ Committee in In re Jackson Brook Institute.

Today, George is involved on behalf of diverse interests in a number of substantial bankruptcy cases pending in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Georgia, the District of Delaware and elsewhere, and serves as national bankruptcy counsel for a publicly held company headquartered in Maine.

George is a 1976 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell, and has been listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America. In February of 2005, and in every following year, Chambers and Partners, a prestigious London firm that publishes global legal guides, announced that it would include George as a Leader in [His] Field in their new Bankruptcy Guide.  In 2011, George was listed by New England Super Lawyers in their list of the top 100 lawyers in New England.


J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1976

B.A., Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1973

Admitted to Practice

  • Maine
  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Contact Information

George J. Marcus
Marcus Clegg
16 Middle Street, Unit 501
Portland ME 04101-5166
207-828-8000 (main)
207-210-6278 (direct)