Brett Cooper

Brett assists with matters across a broad range of legal areas, including transactional and real estate work.
Brett Cooper

Brett focuses his practice on representing owners, REITs and others in the acquisition, financing, leasing, and disposition of real estate in all asset classes. He also has assisted lenders and clients on transactions in the energy sector involving real estate.

Brett applies diligent attention to detail to his practice as well as a calm demeanor under pressure – two skills he honed both in his pro bono work and during his time as an aspiring professional golfer.

Client Work

  • Represented a REIT in the $225MM refinancing of 25 industrial assets located in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
  • Represented an owner in acquiring and financing multiple luxury multi-family/mixed-use assets located in Florida.
  • Represents a client with an over 500-property portfolio and assists in managing of its leases at these properties. 

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

  • "Five Tips for Landlords of Cannabis-Related Businesses," January 28, 2020
  • "2020 Renewable Energy Outlook: Strategies to Elicit Community Support," January 13, 2020
  • "2020 Renewable Energy Outlook: Redevelopment Opportunities and State and Local Tax Incentives in Lieu of Waning Federal Incentives," January 6, 2020
  • "2020 Renewable Energy Outlook: Waning Incentives, Redevelopment Opportunities, and Community Opposition," December 12, 2019
  • "Update: FinCEN Reissues Revised Regulations Aimed at Discovering and Preventing Money Laundering," November 14, 2019

Pro Bono

As a Pro Bono Scholar, Brett worked in the Veterans Practice at the New York Legal Assistance Group and was involved in document review, document preparation, and drafting briefs.