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Carmen A. Pacheco, Founding Partner

Carmen A. Pacheco is a founding partner of Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC. Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC is the first Hispanic women-owned law firm of New York established at One World Trade Center in January 1992.

Ms. Pacheco has a comprehensive practice advising clients from initial entity formation to possible exit strategies, strategic joint ventures, licensing, and commercial and residential real property transactions.  She has considerable experience with all types of retail, office and ground leases, construction loans, acquisitions and acquisition loans, dispositions, listing and engagement contracts, construction and architect contracts, real estate brokerage, and real estate partnerships and joint ventures.

Ms. Pacheco represents clients seeking to form new corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships, including providing guidance on choice of entity, domicile, capitalization and financing, venture fund, and strategic partnership ventures. She actively counsels existing clients in all aspects of their business law needs, particularly in the areas of contracts, financing, real estate, licensing, joint ventures, and intellectual property. She represents both sellers and buyers in domestic and cross-border transactions. Ms. Pacheco’s clients include entrepreneurs and start-up companies in addition to small and medium-sized private companies and government entities..

Ms. Pacheco received her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law where she was a published member of the St. John’s Law Review and received her undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College of the City of New York. Ms. Pacheco is admitted to practice before the New York State Courts and United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She also published an article in the Federal Rules of Decision. Prior to founding Pacheco & Lugo, Ms. Pacheco was an associate with the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn the law firm where former President Franklin D. Roosevelt performed his apprenticeship. 

Ms. Pacheco serves as:  President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association; Member of New York Women’s Bar Association Committee on the Judiciary; Member of the City Bar Council on Judicial Administration; Member of the City Bar Committee on Ethics; Member of New York Women’s Bar Association Committee on Committee on Ethics; Member of the Small Business Working Group headed by U.S. Senator Gillibrand; Member of the Nathan R. Sobel Inns of Court; Board member of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District; and Member of Kings County Democrats Rules Committee.  Served as Puerto Rican Bar Association President-Elect (2016-2017), General Counsel (2015 -2016), and Vice President (2014-2015)(oldest minority bar association in the mainland United States America); Corporate Secretary of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (2014-2016); Member of the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commissions for the First Judicial District; Co-Chair Puerto Rican Bar Committee on the Judiciary (2014-2016); and Member of the Democratic Judicial Screening Panel (Supreme and Civil Courts).  Served as a delegate to: the White House Conference on Small Business; the United States Women’s Business Leadership Council; and the Annual Summit for Businesswomen of the Americas (United States Delegate).  Also served as:  Executive Board Member of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn College Foundation; Executive Committee board member of New York State Bar Association, Committee Section on Commercial and Federal Litigation; Advisory Committee board member of the Fannie Mae Foundation; Advisory Committee board member of the Bank of New York Community Development Corporation; and Board Member of Economic Development Committee for the Northern Manhattan Collaborates.

Ms. Pacheco is fluent in the Spanish language and has social knowledge of the French language.