Barry Marks

Of Counsel

Phone: (205) 251-8303


Barry S. Marks is a founding shareholder with Marks & Associates, P.C. Barry’s primary area of practice is in equipment leasing and finance, a focus he has maintained for over 40 years. His experience includes virtually every type of financing of a wide range of equipment, including general office, construction and manufacturing equipment as well as titled vehicles and aircraft. Barry also has a great deal of experience in other forms of lending and finance and in general business law including the formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, and in business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other commercial contracts.

Barry works with Freed Howard, LLC through the firm’s special counsel relationship with Marks & Associates, P.C.  He has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1977 and practiced in the State for ten years before moving to Birmingham Alabama.


Barry earned his law degree from the University of Florida in 1976, with high honors, and received a LLM (masters) in tax law from Emory University in 1985. He graduated from Emory University, magna cum laude, in 1974 with a B.A. in English.

Professional Honors & Activities

Barry is the Author of Chapters in Matthew Bender’s Equipment Leasing and the Practicing Law Institute’s Equipment Leasing – Leveraged Leasing treatises. He is the co-author of Power Tools for Successful Leasing;Technology Leasing: A Lessee Toolkit and  Power Tools for Small Ticket Leasing and a Certified Lease and Finance Professional. Barry has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 2005 and is honored as among Best Lawyers in Alabama and Alabama Super Lawyers. He is on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Equipment Lease and Financing and LJN (formerly Leader’s) Equipment Leasing Newsletter.

Barry is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Florida Bar and the Alabama State Bar.


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.