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Lucas A. Ferrara

Lucas A. Ferrara

Practice areas:

Landlord & Tenant, Real Estate, Class Action, Civil Rights

About Me

For the past three decades, Lucas has been advocating his clients' interests in federal, state, and local forums. At Newman Ferrara LLP, a law firm he founded some 13 years ago, Lucas represents landlords, tenants, asset managers, real-estate brokers, buyers, sellers, along with cooperative and condominium owners and boards, in a wide array of disputes -- with his accomplishments including a twenty-eight day trial which culminated in a multi-million dollar recovery for his clients.

In 2002, Lucas was appointed an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School where he teaches both legal theory and the real-world application of the law to hundreds of tomorrow's lawyers. He also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor of Real Estate at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, where he leads a number of real-estate courses geared for non-attorneys. (His innovative work at NYU earned him that school's "Teacher's Excellence Award.")

In addition to being regularly quoted by the New York Times and other media outlets, Lucas has written a number of 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 three-volume textbook "Landlord and Tenant Practice in New York" and has contributed a chapter to West's "New York State Administrative Procedure and Practice."

In 2014, Lucas was identified as a "Top 100" attorney in the New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine.  His blog -- New York Real Estate Lawyers' Blog -- has been ranked in the "Top 50," nationwide.

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 several New York City Mayors. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Real Estate: 40%
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 40%
  3. Civil Rights: 10%
  4. Class Action: 10%


Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Peter J Weinman

    I endorse this lawyer. I've attended several Continuing Legal Ed (CLE) classes taught by him and I consider him top-notch.


    Peter Weinman Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bruno Patrick Bianchi

    I would wholeheartedly recommend Lucas to any person in need of legal assistance. His knowledge, ability and compassion are without equal.


    Bruno Bianchi Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Newman Ferrara LLP

1250 Broadway
27th Fl
New York, NY, 10001



NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RecognitionNew York Super Lawyers2014
Top 100New York Super Lawyers2014
RecognitionNew York Super Lawyers2013
RecognitionNew York Super Lawyers2012
RecognitionNew York Super Lawyers2011
RecognitionNew York Super Lawyers2010
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2008
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of LawNew York Law School2002 - Present
Adjunct Associate Professor of Real EstateNew York University1998 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Thomson West publicationAdministrative Procedure and Practice1998
Thomson West publicationLandlord and Tenant Practice in New York1997


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Brooklyn Law SchoolN/AN/AN/A

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