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Richard Lucash

JD '74

Lawrence Associates (Boston, MA)


Prior to joining Lawrence Associates, Mr. Lucash founded the law firm of Lucash, Gesmer and Updegrove, where he was a senior partner and served on the Compensation Committee. Most recently, he was a senior partner with the law firm of Eckert Seamans in the Business Division.

Mr. Lucash has focused on organizational, capital formation, founder and management compensation and other legal and business issues for high technology companies, and has advised the organizations and individuals who invest in those companies. He has been actively involved with the venture capital community. His involvement with raising capital includes his formation of the LaunchPad angel investment group.

Mr. Lucash's experience includes working with companies involved in a wide range of technologies, including computer software and medical device companies, Internet-based electronic commerce and interactive media businesses, and nanotechnology applications.

He has long been an active member of the MIT Enterprise Forum and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, for which he chairs the Steering Committee of the Access to Capital group. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.


Mr. Lucash holds an AV® (highest) rating for attorneys from Martindale-Hubbell. He holds a J.D. from the Cornell University Law School, and an undergraduate degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Board Affiliations

Mr. Lucash is a Director of the Launchpad investment group and is a member of the Board of Advisors of several companies