Robert A. Lucas


When businesses need experienced, practical-minded counsel, they call Bobby, who leverages a thorough understanding of corporate law to serve as an ally and trusted adviser to his clients. He counsels clients - ranging from early stage businesses to privately-held middle market companies to Fortune 500 companies - on all aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Bobby also represents private equity funds in portfolio company and bolt-on acquisitions.

Bobby and the firm often serve as general outside counsel addressing legal issues, allowing business owners to focus on their business. Clients appreciate his practical approach to legal matters and his understanding of the law from a business perspective.

Because he tailors his approach to fit each client’s distinct needs, Bobby is able to advise clients on general corporate issues, including commercial contracts, business succession, corporate governance, and entity formation. As part of a full-service firm with a national footprint, he utilizes the network of attorneys and other resources available to him to provide value to his clients in a thoughtful, coordinated way. He takes the time to learn each client’s business and takes an interest in the client’s success as if it were his own company.

Bobby’s representative clients run the gamut of new and existing industries, including private equity, technology, industrials, professional services, manufacturing, distribution, food and beverage, and telecom.

A respected leader in the firm, Bobby is the office managing partner in Chicago and has been a major driver in the growth of the office. He is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, chair of the Corporate department, and sits on the Finance Committee.

A native of the Chicago area (and a huge Chicago sports fan), Bobby knew from a very early age he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his great uncle and uncle, who were in private practice together. His personable style and the usually collaborative nature of the practice is what led him to the corporate area of law.


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law  (J.D., 2001)
  • Xavier University  (B.S., cum laude, 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Bounce Children’s FoundationTM
    • Board of Directors


  • Illinois Rising Stars®  (2009 - 2016)
  • Ohio Rising Stars® (2005)
  • Peer Review Rated Distinguished® in Martindale-Hubbell