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Scott M. Lucas

  • Shareholder

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651-451-1831

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Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Business
  • Litigation & Appeals
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Scott Lucas is a Shareholder 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. 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.

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) - 1993
  • Wabash College
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2001

Experience

  • Shareholder, Olson, Lucas, Redford & Wahlberg, PA (2003 - 2020)

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Hennepin County 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
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

Publications & Seminars

  • “Anatomy of a Commercial Real Estate Purchase Agreement”, Real Estate Institute, 2022 and Commercial Real Estate: Negotiating and Drafting 5 Key Contracts, Minnesota CLE, 2023
  • The Minnesota Real Estate Titles Deskbook, (Co-Editor) Minnesota CLE, 2020 and 2018 editions
  • “Determining Boundaries Based on Adverse Possession,” The Minnesota Boundary Law Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2016
  • “Modernizing Land Records,” Real Estate Institute, 2019
  • "Disclosures and Due Diligence in Residential Real Estate Transactions," The Minnesota Real Estate Purchase and Sale Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2019, 2015 and 2010 editions
  • "Survey Says...A Summary Guide to Registering Torrens Boundaries & Boundary By Practical Location," Annual Meeting of Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2018
  • "Resolving Boundary Line Problems Through Transactions & Litigation: 6 Case Studies," Minnesota Paralegal Association, 2017
  • "Dealing with Liens in the Chain of Title," Minnesota CLE, 2017
  • "Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession" HalfMoon Seminar, 2017
  • "Boundary by Practical Location," Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2017
  • "8 Real Property Problems, and 8 Solutions Using Easements," Minnesota Paralegal Association, 2016
  • "Surveying Mock Trial," Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2016
  • "Real Property Law Update," Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2016
  • "The Care and Feeding of Attorneys: What Lawyers Want From Surveyors," Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2016
  • "A Torrens Law Primer," Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, 2015

Honors & Awards

  • Certified as a Real Property Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Real Estate, 2020 - 2022

Representative Cases

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