Charles L. Cooper, Jr.

Attorney

Office phone: 850-222-8611

ccooper@bmolaw.com

Office Location: Tallahassee

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

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.

EDUCATION

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

BAR ADMISSIONS

The Florida Bar (1988)

The Georgia Bar (1997)

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States Tax Court

Federal District Court – Northern District of Florida

Federal District Court – Middle District of Florida

All Florida Courts

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Florida Bar, Member

Leon County Investment Oversight Committee, Member (July 2001 – July 2007)

Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center Authority, Member (July 1995 – January 2001)

Legal Services of North Florida, Volunteer Tax Attorney