February 26, 2013
Lucosky Brookman publishes 2012 Year In Review. The Year In Review is an annual publication of the Firm. The document outlines significant milestones and achievements of the Firm throughout 2012 as well as summarizes the Firm’s representation of its clients in connection with structuring and negotiating various corporate, securities, lending, finance, litigation and arbitration matters. To view the Firm’s 2012 Year In Review release, click here.
Lucosky Brookman and its clients had a very active year in 2012. As in 2011, throughout 2012 the Firm continued to advance the interests of its clients by guiding them through a wide variety of transactions. While the micro, small and mid-cap markets have begun to rebound from the low level of transaction activity seen in the past few years, the markets have not yet fully recovered. As the economic environment improves, the Firm and its diverse range of practice areas will continue to provide a cost-effective means of supporting its clients by advancing their economic interests while protecting their legal rights.
In 2012, the Firm represented its clients in connection with structuring and negotiating various merger transactions, alternative public offerings, S-1 Registration Statements, Form 10 Registration Statements, Equity Credit Facilities, Senior Secured Credit Facilities and various other private equity, venture capital, corporate finance and PIPE transactions. In addition, the Firm expanded its reach by providing for the protection of its clients through litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. The Firm assisted clients in diverse industries including the technology, biotechnology, energy, alternative energy, metals and mining, food services, software, jewelry, nutrition, insurance and banking sectors.
January 7, 2013
Lucosky Brookman LLP announces that Scott C. Kline will join the firm as a partner. Mr. Kline will open the firm’s first office on the west coast in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining Lucosky Brookman, Mr. Kline was a partner in the Corporate Finance and Asia Practice Groups in the Los Angeles, California office of Blank Rome LLP. Mr. Kline has also previously served as a partner of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman LLP and he has over 20 years of experience with international laws firms, spending almost a decade practicing corporate and securities law at the highest levels.
“We are very pleased that Scott has joined our firm,” said Joseph M. Lucosky, managing partner of Lucosky Brookman LLP. “His prior experience as a partner at two AMLAW 100 law firms representing large international companies, as well as his focus on direct foreign investment in China and Hong Kong, complements our existing corporate finance and securities practice groups.”
Mr. Kline will serve as the head of the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment Practice Group. He has lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for several years as a partner and chief representative of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman LLP’s Shanghai office and as a partner of Blank Rome LLP. While based in Shanghai, Mr. Kline represented numerous companies and investor groups with business interests in China and served as corporate and securities counsel to multiple U.S. listed companies. Mr. Kline has developed a leading practice in handling private equity investments and PIPEs for small and middle market companies seeking growth capital. He has considerable experience representing both large NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies and smaller issuers whose securities are traded over-the-counter. In addition, Mr. Kline also has significant experience representing private domestic and offshore investment and hedge funds, registered investment companies and mutual funds, independent directors and trustees, and investment advisers.
“Adding Scott as a partner is a tremendous step forward for our firm,” said Seth A. Brookman, a founding partner of Lucosky Brookman LLP. “Scott will head our new Los Angeles, California office. California is a geographically important area in the small cap and middle markets. Opening an office on the west coast will greatly enhance service to our growing and diverse client base.”
Mr. Kline graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance. He received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1992. Mr. Kline is admitted to the bar of the state of California. He is a member of the American Bar Association and San Francisco Bar Association. Mr. Kline, 48, resides in Dana Point, California.
August 21, 2012
Lucosky Brookman proudly congratulates our founding partner Joseph Lucosky on being named to this year's New Jersey Law Journal "New Leaders of the Bar" list (formerly called "40 Under 40"). Among other criteria, the “New Leaders of the Bar” list recognizes the top attorneys under the age of 40 whom are experts their respective practice areas, leaders in their industries, and who’s command of the law have been acknowledged by their peers and clients resulting in exceptional business generation. For the full article, please click here.
"Joe's inclusion on this prestigious list is a reflection of his skillful dedication to our clients and firm," said Seth Brookman, co-founder of Lucosky Brookman. "On behalf of our firm, I congratulate Joe on this well-deserved recognition."
Joseph Lucosky is the founding and managing partner of Lucosky Brookman. Mr. Lucosky has a broad multidisciplinary practice that includes extensive experience in negotiated mergers and acquisitions including reverse mergers; domestic and cross-border investments/joint ventures; the representation of private equity, venture capital and other private investment funds; securities offerings; private and public financings including secured and unsecured lending; bankruptcy transactions; real estate matters; and various other types of commercial transactions. In addition, he is a personal adviser to many business leaders, corporate executives and members of boards of directors. He has counseled clients on significant transactional matters across a number of practice areas and industry sectors.
Mr. Lucosky is an active member of the American Bar Association Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions (formerly the Negotiated Acquisitions Committee) and the New Jersey Bar Association Business Law Section -- Securities and Corporate Practice/Governance Committee.
Prior to forming Lucosky Brookman, Mr. Lucosky was both a partner and counsel with a New Jersey based corporate securities law firm. Mr. Lucosky also practiced for almost 8 years at Seward & Kissel LLP where he represented dozens of companies, hedge funds and private equity funds in various public and private corporate finance transactions throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia and at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP where he represented Fortune 500 companies and bulge bracket investment banks in a wide array of equity and debt securities transactions, bank financings and mergers and acquisitions.
He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. degree in Accounting in 1996 and received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 2001 where he graduated cum laude and was the Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a Carswell Scholar. He is a member of both the New York and New Jersey bars. Joe resides with his wife and four children in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Lucosky Brookman first opened its offices in January 2011 with three attorneys. Within 18 months, the Firm has grown to eight attorneys, supported by two staff members. The firm recently announced that it signed a new five year lease and is relocating its Iselin, New Jersey office to 101 Wood Avenue South, Woodbridge, New Jersey 08830. The move, which is expected to take place on October 1 after completion of the office construction, was initiated to accommodate the Firm’s growing client base and advancing business needs. The relocated New Jersey office will join the Firm’s New York office located at 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10111 in servicing client matters.
July 25, 2012
Lucosky Brookman announces that it has signed a new five year lease and is planning the relocation of its Iselin, New Jersey office to 101 Wood Avenue South, Woodbridge, New Jersey 08830. The move, which is expected to take place on October 1 after completion of office construction, was initiated to accommodate the Firm's growing client base and advancing business needs. The relocated New Jersey office will join the Firm's New York office located at 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10111 in servicing client matters.
The new Woodbridge office space will better serve the Firm's clients and accommodate the Firm's continued growth, with state-of-the-art technology and conferencing capabilities. The Firm's new location also features upgraded amenities for Firm employees, including a gym and gourmet cafe.
Lucosky Brookman first opened its offices in January 2011 with three attorneys. Within 18 months, the Firm has grown to eight attorneys, supported by two staff members. The new Woodbridge office, also known as the "Metro 101" building, will have approximately 5,500 square feet to enable the Firm to employ in excess of 20 attorneys and staff members comfortably.
Providing superior client service has been and will always continue to be the primary focus of the Firm. The office expansion seeks to advance those goals. The new office space will feature 20 individual offices with floor-to-ceiling windowed conference rooms, enabling the Firm to grow by adding additional attorneys and staff, expanding into diverse practice areas and hosting larger client conferences and meetings.
May 22, 2012
Lucosky Brookman announces that on June 5, 2012 the Firm will sponsor the 8th annual Reverse Merger Conference being held at the W Hotel in New York, hosted by DealFlow Media, Inc. The Reverse Merger Conference is the premier event for corporate finance and securities professionals in the business of alternative public offering transactions. The conference features technical training on the latest issues relating to reverse mergers, self-underwriting, and other alternative routes to the public markets. The conference will be attended by structured finance and private equity investors, investment bankers, PIPE investors, company management teams, accountants, attorneys, equity analysts and investor relations professionals. For additional information, please visit The Reverse Merger Conference website.
May 21, 2012
Lucosky Brookman LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew Walsh has joined the Firm as an Associate in the Corporate, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. Mr. Walsh joins the Firm from the Global Finance Department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. His practice includes the representation of public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, PIPE transactions, public offerings, equity lines and corporate finance transactions.
May 1, 2012
Lucosky Brookman approved to become a Designated Advisor for Disclosure (DAD) by OTC Markets Group Inc. A Designated Advisor for Disclosure is selected by an OTCQX company, or a company applying to be on the OTCQX marketplace, to serve as a securities professional knowledgeable in both the disclosure requirements of U.S. securities laws and the most effective investor communications practices. In order to qualify as a DAD, a law firm must submit an application to OTC Markets Group demonstrating evidence that the firm and its partners have reached a level of expertise and experience which would allow the law firm to adequately advise companies on the OTCQX. The OTCQX is the premier marketplace offered by OTC Markets Group that allows companies to better engage U.S. investors via an innovative trading, quotation and disclosure venue for the U.S. Over-the-Counter (OTC) market. Designed to meet the particular needs of small to medium-sized U.S. public companies and non-U.S. companies listed on international stock exchanges, the OTCQX aims to promote investor friendly companies that have strong operating models and that provide high-quality disclosure to the marketplace. All U.S. domiciled issuers trading on OTCQX are required to appoint and retain a DAD for ongoing guidance and advice on disclosure and other securities matters. To view the full Press Release, please click here.
March 1, 2012
Lucosky Brookman sponsors the annual Roth Conference held at The Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, California on March 11 – 14, 2012. The conference brings together executives from over 400 growth companies and is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. According to Roth Capital Partners, the event is designed to provide investors with a unique opportunity to gain insight into small and mid-cap growth companies across a variety of sectors, including Business Services, Cleantech, Consumer, Electronics, Financial Institutions, Global Energy & Industrials, Gaming, Healthcare, Media, Resources, Retail and Software. The conference combines company presentations, Q&A sessions, expert panels and management one-on-one meetings to provide institutional clients with extensive interaction with senior management to gain in-depth insights into each company. For additional information, please visit the Roth Conference website.
To view the Firm’s 2011 Year In Review release, click here. Our clients had a very active year in 2011. Throughout 2011, the Firm participated in a wide variety of corporate finance and securities transactions. While the broader markets experienced a slowing of deal activity throughout the micro, small and mid-cap markets, the Firm’s diverse range of practice areas supported above average activity in 2011. In particular, the Firm worked for numerous clients structuring and negotiating various merger transactions, alternative public offerings, S-1 Registration Statements, Equity Credit Facilities, Senior Secured Credit Facilities, Form 10 Registration Statements and various other private equity, venture capital, corporate finance and PIPE transactions. These ranged from a $244.8 million purchase and sale transaction, to a $25 million common stock offering, to multiple modest early-stage private investments. The Firm assisted clients in diverse industries including the technology, biotechnology, energy, alternative energy, metals and mining, software, jewelry, nutrition, insurance and banking sectors.
December 1, 2011
Lucosky Brookman LLP is pleased to announce that Martin Zipern has joined the Firm as Counsel in the Litigation practice group. Mr. Zipern has over 30 years of experience practicing commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has considerable expertise representing diverse companies in complex litigation and arbitration of commercial matters including breach of contracts and shareholder disputes ranging in size from $5,000 to $20 million.
October 15, 2011
Lucosky Brookman LLP is pleased to announce that Brian Goldberg has joined the Firm as an Associate in the Corporate, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. Mr. Goldberg’s practice includes the representation of private and public companies as well as investment funds.
August 17, 2011
Lucosky Brookman LLP re-affirms its commitment toward public service through pro-bono representation. In its ongoing effort to give back to the community, the Firm represented three low-income defendants in separate disputes in the Middlesex County Court and the Monmouth County Court. In each case, the Firm obtained satisfactory judgments for its clients through negotiated plea agreements entered with the Court.
Lucosky Brookman LLP is a boutique corporate finance and securities law firm representing both domestic and international clients in sophisticated corporate and securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, secured and unsecured lending transactions, PIPEs and general corporate matters.