Lucas' diverse experience in business law, commercial contracting, and civil litigation gives him keen insight into commercial litigation and creditor matters.
An accomplished litigation and transactional attorney, Lucas helps clients negotiate and prepare commercial leases, negotiate and close real estate transactions, and litigate real estate foreclosures, liens, eminent domain and bankruptcy matters. He has assisted with agreements on technical equipment, real estate purchases, easements and boundary line agreements, and has advised on corporate governance and regulatory matters.
Lucas has prior experience in insurance defense and general civil and criminal litigation, helping clients with business disputes, collections and landlord/tenant cases, and real estate disputes, including those related to permitting, easements, trespass and nuisance claims. Lucas has tried nineteen cases, with four tried to juries.
Lucas successfully negotiated telecommunications franchise agreements with multiple municipalities in the West.
He managed litigation with outside counsel on a $500,000 mechanic’s lien case against a general contractor and two subcontractors on technical space in California.
He managed and litigated a multimillion-dollar creditor claim related to extensive equipment installed in a hotel/casino and obtained contempt findings against the opposition and a writ to marshals to assist in retrieval.
Lucas managed an extensive bankruptcy case portfolio with outside counsel.
He has negotiated hundreds of building license agreements for the installation of telecommunications fiber and equipment.
He has investigated, negotiated and resolved pre-suit matters regarding issues such as restoration of technical space, a long-haul fiber hut erroneously sold at a property tax sale, damage claims from fiber boring incidents, and franchise fee disputes.
He represented a Colorado power supply seller in a suit against a Georgia based purchaser; after defeating the purchaser in motion practice in Colorado, obtained a Colorado Rule 37 judgment for over $200,000, domesticated the same in Georgia with co-counsel, and garnished over half of the judgment value.
He represented a Colorado-based clothing supplier in an officer's purchase of stock; responsible for preparation of the shareholders' agreement, stock purchase agreement and resolution authorizing the sale.
Lucas represented a Wisconsin chartered bank in two of its lending transactions involving airplanes as collateral; he reviewed the FAA title history, opined on the titles, and advised on the proper methods of perfecting the loans with the FAA and Wisconsin Department of Financial Institution.
Lucas represented a Wisconsin-based private creditor in a work-out with a Colorado-based real estate developer; responsible for initially extending the applicable note and deed of trust while overseeing the satisfaction of a subordinated carryback loan, followed by advising on and preparing a forbearance agreement after the note matured without full payment.
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
Robert J. Parins Inns of Court, Vice-President, 2013-2014
Practices & Industries
- Colorado, 2015
- Wisconsin, 2009
Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., History and History of Science, 2005