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Overview

As a corporate attorney, Lucas works closely with energy sector clients to identify creative, customized solutions.

Lucas is a corporate attorney counseling those in the energy sector – including renewable wind and solar farms – on their most critical transactions. Renewable energy project sponsors are among the clients who value Lucas’ eye for detail in handling end-to-end transactions. As part of the Energy & Natural Resources team, Lucas guides clients on:

  • Legal entity formation
  • Structured, private equity and other financing
  • Restructuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance

Lucas aims to serve as a business partner to clients as well as a legal advisor, helping them map out long-term business goals with each transaction. Lucas works closely with clients and the firm’s coast-to-coast legal team to find creative, cost-effective and customized solutions that not only solve a client’s immediate legal issue but envision future growth and goals.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
  • B.S., Texas Christian University

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Delaware
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • New York

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Delaware State Bar Association
Experience
  • Represented special purpose acquisition company Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. in its de-SPAC merger into a subsidiary of The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles.
  • Represented special purpose acquisition company Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II in its de-SPAC PIPE financing and business combination with Embark Trucks Inc., an autonomous trucking software company.
  • Advised special committee of board of directors of various clients in acquisition or sale of energy-related projects, including petroleum production plants and renewable energy facilities.
  • Leading team's corporate local counsel work for a global green energy company in connection with the world's largest renewable energy storage hub, located in Utah, which will produce utility-scale green hydrogen from renewable energy sources, store the hydrogen in underground salt dome caverns, and deliver the hydrogen to a 840 MW hydrogen-capable gas turbine combined cycle power plant that will eventually run on 100% green hydrogen by 2045.
  • Assisted renewable energy fund in $43 million acquisition of a portfolio of operational renewable energy projects capable of producing 18.2 MW.
  • Worked on several joint venture and joint development agreements for clients, including in the textiles and natural resource extraction industries.
  • Represented clients and served as transaction leader in numerous buy-side and sell-side merger/acquisition transactions in industries, including renewable energy, agricultural, financial services and manufacturing.
  • Counseled the ownership group of a professional sports organization on a restructuring of its subsidiaries.
  • Assisted a national self-storage client in completing its roll-up mergers with several recently acquired competitors.
  • Represented client in $45 million equity investment in fire retardant company.
Outside the Office

Lucas and his wife enjoy traveling the world. At home, he cheers on the Iowa Hawkeyes and follows the Arsenal Football Club.

Community Leadership

Lucas has donated his time, talents and legal skills to numerous nonprofits.

Lucas has volunteered with several nonprofits – such as soup kitchens, community gardens and housing repair organizations that keep families in their homes. Lucas also works with nonprofits in an advisory role on a pro bono basis – advising them on volunteer waivers, nonprofit status, board functions and other critical elements that help these organizations continue to help others.

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