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Herbert Warren Cooper IV

Business Attorney at Wellesley, MA

5.0   1 review

also known as Herbert W Cooper, Bert Cooper

Licensed for 29 years

About Herbert

Learn Herbert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Representation of small businesses with respect to a variety of legal issues including drafting and review of contracts, employment issues including noncompetes, and business formation including incorporation and related issues. Clients range from sole proprietors to companies with offices across the country.

    29 years

  2. Estate planning
    Advice and counsel to individuals and couples with respect to estate planning and probate, including drafting wills and trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies, probate of estates, allowance of probate accounts, and related litigation.

    29 years

  3. Probate
    Assit clients with probate and settlement of estates, resolution of estate disputes, and probate litigation including estates, trusts, guardianships, and powers of attorney.

    29 years

  4. Real estate
    Representation of buyers and sellers in purchase or sale of residential real estate, represent companies with respect to lease of office space, and related transactions.

    29 years

I provide tempered advice with regard to issues affecting individuals and small businesses, buyers and sellers of residential real estate, estate planning, including for business succession, and probate. My services include preparation of sophisticated and simple estate plans, drafting and review of business contracts, corporate documents, counsel concerning employment matters, drafting of purchase and sale agreements and issues arising in the context of business and personal affairs, as well as probate in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Efficient collaboration with other advisors and counsel is an integral part of my practice, with the goal of enhancing a client's existing professional relationships, and assisting clients in seeking additional advisors when needed.


My states of licensure (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maryland) do not allow advertising of "specialties", but my practice includes drafting and review of various types of contracts including purchase & sale agreements, services contracts, employment agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and corporate documents and agreements, as well as estate planning instruments.

Licensed for 29 years
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 07/29/2011
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 07/12/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 09/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Herbert

Law Offices of Jameson & Cooper
8 Grove Street, Suite 402
Wellesley, MA, 02482-7746
Law Offices of Jameson & Cooper - New Hampshire
P.O. Box 4019
Concord, NH, 03302
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Posted by John | August 16, 2011
Very reliable and
I've used Bert on a number of occasions now for employment and contractual matters, and have always found him to be extremely reliable as well as insightful on the key issues. I like that he provides not just the official legal opinion on things, but the real world reality check as well. Guess that comes from experience. I have complete trust in him and make my recommendation without hesitation.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 1-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Jameson & Cooper
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Jameson & Cooper
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Jameson & Cooper
  • 1992 - 1995


  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Amherst College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Avanti Systems USA v Plattypus & Nucleus Holding
  • Plaintiff's suit dismissed. My client awarded treble attorneys fees.


  • Norfolk District Court Mediation Program
  • Civil Mediator (Pro Bono)
  • 1996 - Present
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate Law Section
  • N/A
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • Chairman
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Granite State Symphony Orchestra
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Rotary Club of Wellesley
  • 1995 - 2009
  • PAIR Project - Political Asylum & Immigration Representation (Boston, MA)
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1994 - 2002
  • Step Ahead Inc. - Nonprofit Preschool
  • President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Speaking Engagements

  • Joint Meeting of NHBA Real Estate Section and Estate Planning, Elderl Law and Probate Section
  • Multi-State Issues in Real Estate and Estate Planning Practice (Panelist)
  • 2011
  • Joint Meeting of NHBA Real Estate & Probate Section
  • Practical Use of Title Standards to Solve Title Issues and Their Relationship to Probate Practice (CLE - Panelist)
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Cooper is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. He is one of the best attorneys in Massachusetts in his practice area and highly endorse his services."
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Wellesley Business Lawyer Herbert Warren Cooper IV
Herbert Warren Cooper IV
Business Attorney
Wellesley, MA
Licensed for 29 years