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Mark Tanner – BusinessWest 40 Under 40 Award Recipient

May 30, 2007

Mark Tanner has taken a circuitous route to the legal profession and his current role as president of the Hampshire County Bar Assoc. Indeed, upon graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1990, he enrolled at UMass Amherst (where he met his future wife and fellow Forty Under 40 honoree, Sarah) and majored in Hotel/Restaurant Management.

After working in that field for a few years, he concluded that its fast pace and long hours were ideal — for someone else.

“I didn’t want to be 40 and working until 4 in the morning,” he said of his decision to first pursue an MBA (at the University of Colorado) and his Juris Doctor at the University of Wyoming. He served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx before returning to Western Mass. and joining the Northampton firm Morse & Sacks, which merged with Bacon & Wilson in 2005.

Today, Tanner is making prudent use of all those hours he would have spent in the kitchen or the back office. …

You may read more at the link below.

by: George O’Brien

May 14, 2007


Photo - Mark A. Tanner
Mark A. Tanner, Esq.