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Lucas J. Polcyn

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Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2010

University of Michigan, B.A., 2007

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Luke Polcyn is a real estate and economic development attorney serving public and private sector clients alike. He specializes in urban land and brownfield redevelopment, infrastructure, and other commercial real estate projects and transactions. As counsel to municipal and authority clients, Luke works closely with executive leadership and project teams to acquire and develop public assets, design and negotiate public-private partnerships, and sell properties with terms for development and use. For private developers and other real estate industry clients, Luke likewise tackles deal and development obstacles to move transactions and projects forward to completion. And his experience with state and local governments is critical to resolution of development and entitlements issues, acquisitions of public property, and securing public approvals.

Luke led the Miller Canfield team supporting a large Michigan city in the assembly of over 200 acres of industrial land on a highly accelerated schedule to secure a $2.5 billion investment in new and existing automobile assembly facilities to create nearly 5,000 new jobs.   

He also supports the firm's Public Finance Group in public law and municipal and school finance matters.

Before joining Miller Canfield, Luke worked as an attorney for the Detroit Land Bank Authority in matters related to economic development and large-scale neighborhood redevelopment projects. His other prior experience includes complex litigation matters and government regulatory work.

Representative Matters

Luke Polcyn works extensively in urban land and brownfield redevelopment. Notable matters include:

  • Leading the Miller Canfield team supporting a large Michigan city in the assembly of more than 200 acres of industrial land on a highly accelerated schedule to secure a $2.5 billion investment in new and existing automobile assembly facilities to create nearly 5,000 new jobs
  • Representing the City of Detroit in economic development matters
  • Representing a public space nonprofit in the acquisition and planning for a one-mile linear park greenway

Honors

Crain's Detroit Business, 40 Under 40, 2019; Rising Star, General & In-House Counsel, 2016

Professional Activities

Detroit Regional Chamber's Leadership Detroit, Class XLI

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Urban Land Institute - Michigan Larson Center for Leadership, 2016 - 2017