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Lucas A. Ferrara

Landlord or tenant Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Lucas

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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."

Since 2014, Lucas has been 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. 


Newman Ferrara LLP
1250 Broadway
27th Fl
New York, NY, 10001

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Posted by Carli | September 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great law team
I did not have need to hire him,but he answered my email right away and put me in touch with his partner Jarred. These people are just great. Jarred listened to my case and gave me not only advice but made it so simple to understand. I ended up not neededing to hire them,but they are my first option from now on. Thank.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Landlord , Real Estate
An asst called me. Actually 4.5 stars due to the fees. He was very honest, informative and clear. They returned the call very soon. I didn't use him bc his fees(very honest about the fees and possible outcome) are high and its possibly not worth my investment for the outcome necessary.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2013
An outstanding attorney - One of only a few out there
Mr. Ferrara: If you are reading this review, I want to tell you that you deserve many blessings. Though I already thanked you on the phone yesterday (Dec.4, 2013), allow me to thank you again for the time you took to speak to me, and advise me on the situation that I was facing. You didn’t rush me even a bit. Just to remind you that I am a landlord with a 2-family house in Brooklyn. I think it was a good 30 minutes that you spent on the phone with me. I have so much respect for you. You are patient, pleasant, knowledgeable, professional and honest. I think one other reviewer mentioned that you are candid. I agree.
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Posted by WYL | February 2, 2013
Mr. Ferrara is a man of true integrity. I have known him for over 20 years, and he has consistently been most generous of his time and provided me with clearcut and accurate guidance. (Be prepared for his candor. He is not one to hold back the truth.)
Posted by ATX | January 16, 2013
I was in need of guidance, but couldn't afford his hourly rates. Mr. Ferrara was arill extremely generous with his time and guided me through the process. With his help, I was able to win my case, and for that I am most grateful.


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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • New York Law School
  • 2002 - Present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Real Estate
  • New York University
  • 1998 - Present


  • Brooklyn Law School
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  • Columbia University
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  • Arbitrator
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  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
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  • New York State Bar Association
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  • American Bar Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
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Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've attended several Continuing Legal Ed (CLE) classes taught by him and I consider him top-notch."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would wholeheartedly recommend Lucas to any person in need of legal assistance. His knowledge, ability and compassion are without equal."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ferrara is a lawyer's lawyer. He is both scholarly and practical. He is a brilliant attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas A. Ferrara, Esq., is an outstanding attorney with great proficiency in the areas of landlord/tenant and real estate law. I have known Lucas for several years. He is not only very competent, but also extremely bright and personable. I hold him in very high regard with respect to him as an attorney. Therefore, it is for these reasons, that I give him this endorsement."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lucas is a friend and colleague whose opinion I value greatly. He has the ability to speak with the fluency and clarity of an academic while possessing the tactical skill and pragmatism of a talented litigator. He is a consummate professional and a genuinely decent person. I endorse Lucas without reservation."
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New York Landlord or tenant Lawyer Lucas A. Ferrara
Lucas A. Ferrara
Landlord or tenant Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 39 years