Joseph M. Lucosky
Joseph M. Lucosky is the founding and managing partner of Lucosky Brookman LLP and oversees both the transactional and litigation departments. Mr. Lucosky has a broad multidisciplinary practice that includes extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution, regulatory investigations (including FINRA and SEC matters), negotiated mergers and acquisitions; domestic and cross-border investments/joint ventures; the representation of private equity; venture capital and other private investment funds, placement agents and underwriters; 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 counsels corporate boards, board committees (including special committees) as well as being a personal adviser to many entrepreneurs, business leaders and corporate executives. He has counseled clients on significant litigation, regulatory and transactional matters across a number of industry sectors.
Mr. Lucosky has extensive experience with each stage of the corporate life cycle: start-up, expansion, management transition and exit. In addition to advising private corporations, he regularly advises publicly traded companies on a broad range of activities including, listing applications, stock trading issues, corporate governance matters and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Mr. Lucosky also regularly assists public company management in compliance with Securities Act and Exchange Act regulations, including with their periodic corporate filings (on Forms 10-K,10-Q, 8-K and Proxy Statements), as well as, other regulatory and national exchange filing requirements with the SEC, FINRA, OTC Markets (including the OTCQX), NASDAQ and NYSE. He has also participated in many international transactions with dual listings on certain London, Toronto, Frankfurt, Australian and Hong Kong Exchanges.
Additionally, he has counseled clients on numerous international and cross-border transactions, commercial agreements and joint ventures including in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, Russia, Africa, Canada, Italy, Lichtenstein, Brazil, Middle East, Israel, Australia, Greece, Switzerland, South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand and many more.
On the investor side, Mr. Lucosky regularly represents, placement agents, underwriters, private investment funds in evaluating, structuring and negotiating both debt, equity and convertible investments for public and private companies in all phases of the corporate life cycle (from start-up through exit).
Mr. Lucosky works closely with his clients as both an attorney and trusted business adviser, helping them find both cost-effective and practical solutions to complex business law issues. Clients appreciate not only his practical advice but also his accessibility and constant communication and his willingness to share his extensive rolodex to make introductions to sources of capital.
A member of the American Bar Association, Mr. Lucosky is a member of the Committees on Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Middle Market Businesses. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Business Law Section– Securities and Corporate Practice/Governance Committee; the New York State Bar Association- Securities Regulation Committee; and is a Corporate Governance Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors.
In addition, Mr. Lucosky was appointed by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey to the District VIII Ethics Committee and was selected in 2012 by the New Jersey Law Journal as a “New Leader of the Bar” (one of the 40 Best Attorneys under the age of 40).
Mr. Lucosky is also an active supporter of numerous charitable organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee for the Save a Child’s Heart Foundation, an international humanitarian project that performs life-saving cardiac surgery for children from developing countries. In addition, Mr. Lucosky is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Lucosky Brookman Charitable Foundation which donates time, money and resources to numerous charitable organizations including Save A Child’s Heart, The Williams Syndrome Foundation, OutRun 38, Make-A-Wish, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Catholic Charities of America and many more.
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 in New York City at both 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 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 and received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School 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.
Throughout his career, Mr. Lucosky has successfully closed over 150 corporate and finance transactions assisting private and public companies, placement agents, underwriters and investors including representing the following:
J.D. cum laude
U.S.D.C. District of New Jersey
2013 New Jersey Law Journal – New Leaders of the Bar
Corporate Culture Award