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Special Counsel - Jeffrey A. Cooper

Jeffrey A. Cooper

Special Counsel

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Jeffrey Cooper is a tenured Professor of Law and Director of the Tax Concentration at Quinnipiac University School of Law, and also serves as special counsel to the firm. He teaches and writes in the areas of trusts and estates, estate and financial planning, wealth transfer taxation, fiduciary investment management and trust investment law.

Jeff’s considerable knowledge and experience, particularly with respect to fiduciary investment management issues and trust investment directives, provide a unique perspective in the firm’s servicing of many of its clients, including those in the banking fiduciary community. He is a valuable resource to attorneys throughout the firm.

Prior to beginning his career in legal education, Jeff was a principal and director of fiduciary services at a major Connecticut law firm and a vice president at a major national private bank. He is also a frequent author and speaker before bar associations, estate planning councils and other organizations.

Distinctions

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel: Academic Fellow
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation: James W. Cooper Fellow
  • ACTEC Law Journal, Associate Editor
  • Quinnipiac University Faculty Scholar Award (2015)
  • Quinnipiac University Excellence in Teaching Award: Nominee (2009, 2010); Semi-Finalist (2011)
  • Yale Journal of International Law, Senior Editor
  • Harvard College National Scholar

Teaching Positions

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law: Professor (2010-present); Associate Professor (2006-2010); Adjunct Professor (2003-2005)
  • University of Connecticut School of Law: Visiting Professor (2016)
  • Yale Law School: Visiting Lecturer (2005)

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association: Executive Committee, Estate and Probate Section
  • Quinnipiac Law School Dean’s Council: Member
  • Yale Law School Executive Committee: Member

Community Involvement

  • Greenwich Representative Town Meeting: Elected Member
  • Harvard Club of Fairfield County: Vice President and Board Member
  • Friends of the Cos Cob Library: Treasurer and Board Member
  • Yale Law Association of Fairfield/Westchester: Founding Member
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Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., (in Taxation), 2000
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1993
  • Harvard University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
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