F.J. Lucchino has represented startups and other businesses for most of his more than two decades as a lawyer. In addition to being an entrepreneur who launched his own firm (through which has has represented dozens of tech clients), he worked for nearly three years as Vice President and General Counsel for a biotech with several dozen employees that ran multiple human clinical trials. In that role, he oversaw the company's myriad legal needs, including financing, partnership, IP, employment and regulatory matters. He also has large-firm experience, having worked for over three years at one of Pittsburgh's biggest firms.
With his combination of in-house and small and large firm experience, as well as his understanding of what it means to be a business owner, F.J. is well-suited to represent a wide range of technology-based and other businesses. He has incorporated tech startups, assisted clients in-licensing technology from universities such as Pitt, CMU, Harvard and Virginia, and represented biotechs out-licensing technology to publicly traded industry leaders in deals worth tens or hundreds of millions of dollars.
More than anything else, F.J. enjoys working with entrepreneurs who are passionate about what they do, and he is inspired by their enthusiasm and willingness to make the sacrifices necessary for a successful entrepreneurial business. More than just a lawyer, clients often view him as a trusted member of their team.