Company: Cooper & Associates
Location: New York, New York, United States
Stephanie R. Cooper, Attorney at Cooper & Associates, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.
First earning a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in chamber music from Sarah Lawrence College, Ms. Cooper began her professional life as a concert pianist. Her transition to law began when she became the president and founding director of Cooper-Grant Inc., a company where she worked alongside a lawyer to represent classical artists and performing arts organizations, in 1977. Realizing that she was incredibly happy in this kind of work, she left the company in 1983 to attend law school at Yeshiva University, where she was a Belkin scholar, an Alexander fellow and a research assistant to Dean Monroe Price. Ms. Cooper graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1986, having spent her final year as a full-time student clerk to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Joining Edwards & Angell as an associate in 1986, Ms. Cooper was licensed to practice law by the Connecticut Bar in 1987 and the New York State Bar and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York in 1988. Between 1988 and 1995, she spent time as an associate with Burrows, Poster & Franzblau and Janvey Gordon, before serving of counsel for Moses & Singer LLP from 1995 to 2001. Since 2001, Ms. Cooper has been an attorney with Cooper & Associates, where she represents clients, many of whom have been with her since her days with Cooper-Grant, and works to conform and dissolve relationships in almost any context.
Alongside her primary responsibilities, Ms. Cooper has been very involved with her alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College. During her master’s studies, she was the only student who was given permission to teach and later spent time as an ex officio member of the college’s external affairs committee and as a member of the board of trustees. She also contributed her skills as a piano and chamber music teacher to The Julliard School for a time, served as counsel to the New York Film/Video Council, and was the chair of the steering committee of her local tenants’ association. In addition, Ms. Cooper is an accomplished writer and the co-author of the 1984 book “Get Your Back in Shape.” Enjoying writing both fiction and nonfiction, she has plans for several more books in the coming years.
Recognized early on for her musical talent, Ms. Cooper won first place as a pianist at the Rosland Taurox International Box Society Competition as well as first place at a competition held at the Lincoln Center. She was later honored with an Alumnae Citation for Service by Sarah Lawrence College. For excellence in her legal career, she has been named a Super Lawyer; holds an AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell; has been featured in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women; and was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Above all these accolades, however, Ms. Cooper considers the most satisfying aspect of her career to be hearing from her clients that she helped to make their lives better.
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