Scott Lucas

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Attorney
Location:
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Phone:
651-451-1831
888-451-1831
Fax:
651-450-7384
Email:

Scott Lucas is an attorney at LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A. with a primary focus in real estate law. He represents clients in both transactions and litigation, including real property sales and leases, eminent domain matters, Torrens proceedings, land use, and title litigation. He also handles breach of contract actions for clients, including commission salesperson disputes and covenant not to compete litigation. And, he works with clients in the formation and governance of business entities, including corporations and limited liability companies. He is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Specialist, and has been designated as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He serves on the Real Property Council, the Real Property Legislative Committee, and the Land Records Modernization Committee for the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is a frequent speaker and writer on real property issues. He lives in Shorewood, Minnesota with his wife and their four children.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Commercial Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified as a Real Property Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Law Review: Valparaiso University Law Review, Executive Editor
  • Wabash College
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: English Literature

Published Works

  • Co-Author, “Determining Boundaries Based on Adverse Possession,” THE MINNESOTA BOUNDARY LAW DESKBOOK, MN CLE, 2016

Representative Cases

  • Hebert v. City of Fifty Lakes, 744 N.W.2d 226 (Minn, 2008)

Classes/Seminars

  • Co-Editor and Presenter, THE MINNESOTA REAL ESTATE TITLES DESKBOOK, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (“MN CLE”), 2020 and 2018 editions
  • Presenter/Moderator, “Modernizing Land Records,” Minnesota Real Estate Institute, 2019
  • Co-Author and Speaker, “Disclosures and Due Diligence in Residential Real Estate Transactions,” THE MINNESOTA REAL ESTATE PURCHASE & SALE DESKBOOK, MN CLE, 2019, 2015, and 2010 editions
  • Co-Author and Speaker, “Survey Says…A Summary Guide to Registering Torrens Boundaries & Boundary By Practical Location,” Annual Meeting of Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2018
  • Co-Author & Speaker, “Resolving Boundary Line Problems Through Transactions & Litigation: 6 Case Studies,” Minnesota Paralegal Association, 2017
  • Author & Speaker, “Dealing with Liens in the Chain of Title,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2017
  • Author & Speaker, “Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession” HalfMoon Seminar, 2017
  • Co-Author & Speaker, “Boundary by Practical Location,” Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2017
  • Co-Author & Speaker, “8 Real Property Problems, and 8 Solutions Using Easements,” Minnesota Paralegal Association, 2016
  • Speaker, “Surveying Mock Trial,” Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2016
  • Co-Author & Speaker, “Real Property Law Update,” Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2016
  • Co-Author, “The Care and Feeding of Attorneys: What Lawyers Want From Surveyors,” Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2016
  • Co-Author & Speaker, “A Torrens Law Primer,” Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Real Property Council, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Real Property Legislative Committee, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Land Records Modernization Committee, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Olson, Lucas, Redford & Wahlberg, PA, Edina, MN, Attorney, 2003 - 2020