Charles Cooper is a Florida board certified tax lawyer, and has extensive experience representing clients in commercial real estate and business transactions. His commercial real estate experience includes representation of sellers, purchasers, lenders and property managers in a variety of areas, including negotiating contracts in connection property acquisitions and financing of commercial real estate projects (including acquisition and construction loans); refinancing, and preparing (i) commercial leases, (ii) “like kind” exchange documentation, (iii) covenants and restrictions for commercial centers and subdivisions, (iv) owners’ agreements, and (v) organizational documents for property owners’ associations.
Mr. Cooper also has extensive experience representing and advising clients in all phases of their business ownership, from formation through the operations and sale, merger or dissolution stages. His work in this area includes assisting clients in selecting and organizing the appropriate business entity; establishing corporate operating procedures; preparing shareholder and partnership buy-sell agreements; negotiating and drafting contracts, including employment contracts; representing business clients in federal and state tax matters, including administrative protests and appeals; and sales and acquisitions of businesses, including asset sales and purchases, sales of business entities, mergers and reorganizations.
Charlie Cooper is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Cooper is a member of the Florida Bar and the Georgia Bar. He received the degree of LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida, in 1989. He received his J.D., with honors, from Florida State University in 1988, and his B.S. in Accounting from Florida State University in 1985.
College: Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida- B.S., Accounting, 1985
Law School: Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida- J.D., with honors, 1988
Other school or degree: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida- LL.M., 1989
United States Tax Court
Federal District Court – Northern District of Florida
Federal District Court – Middle District of Florida
All Florida Courts