Luke Blackadar

Director of Legal Services
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

As Director of Legal Services, Luke manages the Arts & Business Council’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Patent Pro Bono programs. As a visual artist and intellectual property attorney, he is passionate about serving small businesses and creatives. Luke has extensive experience counseling start-ups and creatives around the country in trademark, copyright, and business law matters. Previously, Luke was a business litigation associate at Donovan Hatem, LLP, and during law school he completed co-ops with the Cyber Crime and Intellectual Property Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, former Chief Justice Ireland of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and Prince Lobel Tye, LLP.  He regularly speaks on intellectual property and business law issues, giving presentations for organizations such as AIGA Boston, Boston SCORE, and Artpreneur.org.  He is a member of the Boston Bar Association, where he serves on the Solo & Small Firm Section steering committee.  Luke is a graduate of Clark University and Northeastern University School of Law.  In his spare time, he enjoys drawing, running, reading, and playing video games.