Michael H. Marks, Esq.

Michael H. Marks, Esq

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Transactions

Biography

Michael H. Marks, Esq. has been a practicing attorney since 1979. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Juris Doctor Degree, 1979) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Business, (MBA Degree, 1994). Member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Won $17,001 and prizes as a contestant on the TV game show "Jeopardy!"

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor - 1979
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Elected by faculty to Order of Barristers
  • University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration - 1994
    • Honors: Elected by faculty to Beta Gamma Sigma National Academic Honorary Society
  • University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1974
    • Honors: Economics

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania

Honors

  • Won $17,001 and prizes as a contestant on the TV game show “Jeopardy!”

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (2004 to present, Board of Directors; 1995 to 2004, ex-officio member; 1990 to present, Board Member)
  • Nominating and Governance Committee (2008 to present, Chair)
  • Gateway Friends Association, Inc. (1992 to 1997, Chair; 1998 to 2000, Secretary), Honors: Twerski Outstanding Volunteer Award (1994); Volunteer of the Year Award (1995)
  • Allegheny County Drug & Alcohol Planning Council (1996 to 2000, Chair and member; 2000 to 2001, Secretary and member)
  • Managed Care Committee of the Single County Authority of Allegheny County (1997 to 1998, Co-Chair)
  • Greenfield Organization, Inc. (1983 to 1991, President and Chair of Board of Directors; 1981 to 2005, Board Member)
  • Leadership Pittsburgh Program, Year X Graduate (1994)
  • Robert Morris College Legal Assistant Certificate Program Advisory Committee (1995 to 1999, member)
  • Business in Greenfield, Inc. (member), Honors: 1996 Greenfield Service Award for Business
  • Older & Wiser Program (1995 to 2011, presenter), Sponsored by Pennsylvania State legislators and Neighborhood Legal Services Association

Professional Associations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association Elder Law Committee (2000 to present; 2010 to 2012 Chair)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association — Real Property, Probate, Trust Law Section, and Elder Law Section
  • Allegheny County Bar Association — Probate, Trust Law Section, and Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney