Patrick I. Lucas
Patrick Lucas is a multifaceted lawyer who caters individually to the needs of each client he represents. Mr. Lucas assists clients with business, legal strategies and implementation. Mr. Lucas is a member of Taylor English’s Corporate and Business, Real Estate, and Leisure and Hospitality Departments.
Mr. Lucas focuses his practice in the areas of general corporate, business law; mergers and acquisitions; corporate reorganizations; lending, finance, representation of originators and sellers of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loan transactions, commercial and residential real estate transactions, including the acquisition sale and leasing of commercial, multi-family, retail, industrial, hotel and resort properties; resort and land development, and the representation of minority controlled and disadvantaged companies in obtaining certification on a state and federal level. Mr. Lucas also assists restaurants, hotels, resorts; and other businesses in all aspects of licensing and compliance, including alcohol licensing, and other regulatory matters.
Most recently, Mr. Lucas was senior general counsel for a national retail corporation with more than $300 million in revenue annually and 500 employees nationwide. He managed the legal department and advised the company in areas such as employment, regulatory compliance, general corporate matters, licensing, M&A matters, leasing, real estate acquisition, anti-money laundering policies and compliances and best business practices.
Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Lucas was a member of the corporate, resort and hospitality group at a full-service law firm. He is originally from Queens, New York, where he practiced law for several years prior to relocating to Georgia with his family.
Prior to becoming an attorney Mr. Lucas owned and operated several businesses, including a full service restaurant, which gives him a unique perspective and is helpful in his representation of clients. He has represented startup companies with all aspects of the business process from inception through commercialization, and has helped large corporations navigate through very complex transactions.
Mr. Lucas earned his BA from St. John’s University and his JD from Brooklyn Law School of Law where he was the recipient of the 2001 CALI Excellence for the Future Award for achievement in the study of International Business Transactions. While at Brooklyn Law School he also received the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Metrick Scholarships for academic achievement.
- American Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Corporate & Business
- Emerging Companies
- Financial Institutions
- Intellectual Property
- Leisure & Hospitality
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Real Estate Restaurant
- Brooklyn Law School, JD, 2002
- St. John’s University, BA, 1998
- New Jersey
- New York
- Court of Appeals of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York