Melissa L. Lucar

Geraci Law Firm

Favorite Vacation
Peru or any place that has great food and awesome beaches!

Books currently reading

Silk Tether-One of my friends from law school wrote it and it’s been a great read! I also read a variety of cooking books and am currently waiting for the new Harry Potter book.

Word that best describes you

Passionate and a fighter

Most prized possession

necklace my parents gave me as right before I started law school. It’s a very simple necklace but it has a lot of meaning to me, I never take it off!

Favorite Bands

Cold Play and Empire of the Sun

Hobbies

I enjoy running, swimming, and kickboxing. But my most favorite hobby is cooking and trying out different recipes from all over the world.

Favorite films
Eat, Pray, and Love, All the Harry Potter movies, and The Little Mermaid.

Relax when not working
Going for a run or a swim, cooking, or spending time with my family.

Favorite Quote
Don’t let the fear of falling keep you from flying.

If you had one wish
To have more wishes!

You’re on Survivor… what one item do you bring with you and why?
A water filter straw. A person can survive without food but can’t survive without clean water.

Q & A

What was it about the legal field that drew your interest?

The ability to help clients, specially helping someone’s idea or dream become a reality.

What are you most proud of at Geraci?

The team.

What banking law or regulation would you like to see changed?

Currently, there are many regulations covering the resale of securities in the public market, however, there’s very little on the resale of securities in the private market, it would be really great to see more of that!

If you could go back and change any aspect of your life, which would it be?

I feel that every action, achievement, and/or mistake has happened for a reason. However, I would have loved to study abroad during college or law school.

What wisdom could you offer aspiring attorneys?

Work hard, do what you love, and network.

Who has had the most impact on your career?

My father.

Who is or was the most influential person in your life?

My parents, without all of their hard work and sacrifices I would not be where I am today.

What’s the toughest business decision you’ve ever made?

Investing in my future.

What is your proudest achievement?

Publishing my article in an academic journal, finishing half a marathon, and passing the bar on my first try.