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S. David Cooper

Real estate Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Samuel David Cooper, Coop Cooper

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About S.

Learn S.’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    55%
    Condominium Association Law, Homeowner's Association Law, Community Association Law, Commercial/Residential Transactions, Title Insurance, Commercial Leasing, Land Use, Creating and Amending Association Documents

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Commercial real estate
    15%
    Commercial real estate attorneys assess any risks in the deal, prepare the purchase or rental contracts, and acquire all necessary approvals. Most commercial real estate deals are complex, involving multiple parties and many details. Commercial real estate attorneys guide you through these complexities by assessing any risks in the deal, preparing the deal documents

    24 years

  3. Landlord or tenant
    15%
    Commercial Leasing Residential Leasing Eviction Prosecution (Landlord's side) Eviction Defense (Tenant's side)

    24 years

  4. Immigration
    10%
    Family/student/employment/investment-based applications and appeals.

    10 years

  5. Contracts and agreements
    5%

    24 years

REAL ESTATE LAW for Retail, Hospitality, HOA, Condo, Tech, and Medical.

Representing Businesses and individuals.

 

With over 20 years of experience and one of only a handful of attorneys who have earned an advanced law degree in real property, Attorney Cooper has been highly trained to tackle any real estate legal matter. While in some firms the partners will pawn your work off on a clerk or a paralegal, Attorney Cooper takes a personal interest in every case and every client. He has the singular ability to converse on a broad range of topics, finding a connection with each of his clients, and to relate law in laymen's terms, so that it is easily understood by all.

 

Coop, as he is known by his friends and colleagues, has had an interestingly unique career that has seen him on stage at the Florida Music Festival as the lead singer of a showcasing alternative rock band and as a foreign legal consultant, residing for a while in South Korea and the Philippines. He also spent nearly a year in London, England, attending a semester of law school, garnering contacts, and studying the English legal system. Today, Coop's multi-cultural network stretches from the European continent across the UK and the USA to Australia, Philippines, Japan, Korea, China, and Hong Kong. 

 

 

 

Location

Cooper Law PA
PO Box 141227
Orlando, FL, 32807

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David's letter to HOA was enough to have them right a fat check
I have been fighting with HOA (Managed by one bulk owner, multi billion dollar company) for 3 years now, just to make them do the right thing, and they ignored me, filing a complaint to the state of Florida did not work. I finally decided to spend some money and hire an attorney, I live in Gainesville 2 hours away and just spoke to David over the phone. He studied my case and wrote such a letter to HOA that I received a phone call from them begging to negotiate, They ended up paying my legal fees plus a $5000 damages just for me to drop the case, and made promise to fix the issue for future, Out of goodness for the community I accepted the offer and we are watching them now, Otherwise David was willing to go ahead and educate them on our rights,
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Posted by Jim | February 22, 2015
For HOA law, you can't go wrong with Coop
As a HOA board member on multiple boards over the years, I've had the opportunity to work closely with quite a few attorneys. I can honestly say that none have come close to matching Coops integrity, knowledge of the law, efficiency and friendliness. I highly recommend that you take the time to get to know him, and you too will be impressed.
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Posted by Geoff | January 13, 2015
A great attorney for all your legal needs.
S.D. Cooper is a very capable, reliable, and trustworthy attorney. He always answered my emails and phone calls in a timely manner and gave me a very favourable result with my court case. Love your work and only wish there were more attorneys like S.D.
Posted by Jeff | March 1, 2014
Excellent real estate attorney - highly recommended
I'm a real estate broker and Cooper, as he prefers to be called, was instrumental in helping me revise an independent contractor agreement that I am now using for my agents. He was very thorough, helpful, and pleasant to work with and I'd absolutely endorse his services to anyone who needs them.
Posted by Melanie | February 6, 2014
HOA Fees
Thank you Mr. Cooper for your legal assistance. You have amazed me with the speed you handled my legal manner saving me over a thousand dollars. The matter you have resolved in such a short time. I would highly recommend you to family and friends.
Posted by Allen | April 9, 2013
Excellent lawyer
Mr. Cooper handled my needs completely and in a very timely manner. Our talks were all able to be held by e-mail which was very convent. He was very knowledgable about my needs which involved the transfers of a home deed. Also I feel the charge for the services was very reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2009
Rockstar Lawyer!
I am an unsigned musician who writes a LOT of music. I know I'm supposed to copyright my stuff, but thought I could never afford it. I didn't trust goin to a lawyer because I've had some bad experiences in the past. I met Cooper at a show and hit it off on a personal level. After we talked a little bit, I learned quickly that Coop knows his stuff--and his special "unsigned artist" special rate REALLY helped the pocketbook of a starving artist! A little money now to protect me means saving a LOT of money later--and means more money for touring! THANKS COOP! YOU'RE THE BEST!!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-450 per hour
  • Contingency 1%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cooper Law, P.A.
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Commercial Services Underwriter
  • LandAmerica Financial
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Extern - Real Estate Law
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Extern - Real Estate Law
  • Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Clayton & McCulloh
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Office Of The Public Defender Broward County
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Joel Hirschhorn, P.A.
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2001
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University College London
  • Summer Law Program
  • 1998
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Thomas Songer v. Phyllis Burzee
  • Helped Tenant recover Security Deposit
  • Wright v LeNoir
  • Case settled. Both parties happy with outcome.
  • Crestwynd Bay HOA v Kumar
  • settled for 42% less than amount demanded spread out in a payment plan.
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Associations

  • Cyber Citizens For Justice
  • www.ccfj.net
  • 2014 - Present
  • Central Florida Real Estate Investors (CFRI)
  • www.cfri.net
  • 2014 - Present
  • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • ABA Common Interest Ownership Development Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • ABA Hotels, Resorts and Tourism Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • ABA Timesharing and Interval Use Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2000 - Present
  • University of Miami Alumni Association
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service
  • Mercado Property Management
  • 2002
  • Cum Laude - LLM
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2001
  • Cum Laude - JD
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2000
  • Articles & Comments ditor
  • University of Miami Business Law Review
  • 2000
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Tiger Academy American Legal Seminar
  • American Contracts for Asian Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AELC Foreign Law Instruction
  • American Legal System
  • 2012
  • AELC Foreign Law Instruction
  • Debate Techniques
  • 2012
  • Clayton & McCulloh Client Seminar
  • HOA Board Meetings/Membership Meetings/Notice & Requirements
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (16)
Endorse S.
Real estate Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Cooper is a very knowledgeable real estate attorney. I had the pleasure of working with him many years ago and enjoyed practicing with him. I would recommend him for real estate litigation and closings."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their knowledge and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cooper is a talented lawyer that works hard for his clients. I refer all of my real estate matters to him. I highly endorse this Attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cooper is an accomplished lawyer who I recommend to handle real estate matters."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cooper has an excellent reputation in the community. I enthusiastically endorse him as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cooper has exceptional knowledge of the law and he excels at communicating complicated provisions of the law in terms that make sense. Mr. Cooper is a valued member of the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cooper has the reputation as one of the top real estate attorney’s in town. I refer all my client’s foreclosure and condominium issues to Mr. Cooper. I highly endorse this attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cooper demonstrates a strong understanding of landlord/tenant law and provides honest and straightforward answers."
Residential real estate Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a very solid knowledge and understanding of community association law and provides thorough, detailed answers which greatly benefit the Avvo customers."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cooper is very frank, honest and to the point. Additionally, he knows what he is talking about. Isn't that what anyone wants from their attorney? I endorse Sam Cooper for his real estate expertise."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Cooper. He provides excellent responses to questions posted on Avvo, and has a high level of knowledge."
Real estate Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer and I trust to competently and efficiently handle real estate matters for my clients."
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