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, negotiated mergers and acquisitions; 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; 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.
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, Brazil, Middle East, Israel, Australia, Greece, Switzerland, Ireland, New Zealand and many more.
On the investor side, Mr. Lucosky regularly represents 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 is well known in the financial industry and uses his extensive relationships in the investment community to introduce clients to sources of capital and placement agents, and likewise investors and placement agents to companies in need of funding.
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.
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.
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.
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