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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
    • Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, Senior Note and Comment Editor
    • with distinction
    • Iowa Student Bar Association, Representative
    • Sports Law Society
    • Pro Bono Society
    • International Law Society
  • B.S., Texas Christian University
    • Political Science and Government
    • cum laude
    • Model United Nations
    • Club Lacrosse

Admissions

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

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Delaware State Bar Association
Experience
  • Assisted in formation of, and rendered legal advice regarding, various types of business entities, including limited liability companies (LLC), limited partnerships (LP) and general partnerships.
  • Issued legal opinions in relation to business entities' involvement in various types of financing transactions, including structured finance and private equity borrowing.
  • Drafted necessary documents to assist in various business entity restructurings, including conversions, mergers, divisions and implementation of series in LLC and LP context.
  • Advised special committee of board of directors of various clients in acquisition or sale of energy-related projects, including petroleum production plants and solar and wind farms.
  • Assisted nonprofit corporation in drafting of various agreements necessary for attainment of community engagement objectives.
Outside the Office

Lucas and his fiancée travel the globe. 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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