Lucas A. Ferrara, named partner of Finkelstein Newman Ferrara LLP, has practiced landlord-tenant law—advocating clients' interests in federal, state, and local forums—for over two decades. He represents the firm's corporate clients in a variety of real estate disputes, most notably participating in a 28 day trial which culminated in a multi-million dollar victory.
In 2002, Lucas was appointed Adjunct
Professor of Law at New York Law School. Previously he served as
Adjunct Associate Professor of Real Estate at New York University's School
of Continuing and Professional Studies, where he instructed such courses as
"Law for Property Managers" and "Introduction to
Landlord-Tenant Law". In 1996, he received the
University’s prestigious “Teachers’ Excellence
Lucas is a graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School, and his writing credits include numerous essays and articles, which have appeared in a variety of publications including New York Newsday, the New York Law Journal, and the New York State Bar Journal. He is the named co-author of the West treatise Landlord and Tenant Practice in New York, and has contributed a chapter to West's New York State Administrative Procedure and Practice.
Lucas’s pro bono activities have included his service as a Special Master in the New York County Supreme Court, and as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and the Civil Court of the City of New York. He currently serves as an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Prior to his legal pursuits, Lucas was affiliated with the Mayor's Voluntary Action Center of the City of New York, where his efforts to promote community service by way of volunteerism were acknowledged by mayoral award certificates issued by the Honorable Abraham D. Beame and the Honorable Edward I. Koch.
Lucas is an active member of various
local and national bar associations, has served on the Board of Directors
of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and has acted as a
delegate to the New York State Bar Association.