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Kerry Cooperman focuses on complex commercial litigation, with particular concentrations in commercial real estate disputes, financial regulatory enforcement matters, and political law compliance.

Kerry maintains an active practice representing building owners, cooperatives and condominiums and others in a wide range of real estate disputes, including leasing and contract matters, brokerage fee disputes, construction and insurance coverage disputes, zoning and licensing issues, RPAPL § 881 negotiations, and proceedings before municipal regulators.

Kerry also represents financial institutions and trading firms in investigations of commodities and securities trading by regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  He advises and assists clients in managing responses to regulatory investigations and inquiries into, among other things, potential market manipulation, disruptive trading activities, and recordkeeping and surveillance issues.

He also regularly represents elected officials and candidates for public elective office, at the federal, state and local levels, in campaign finance and other political law compliance matters.  Kerry has particular expertise advising not-for-profits and other associations and entities on compliance with municipal, state and federal lobbying compliance rules.

Kerry’s pro bono practice focuses on representing children with special education needs in securing appropriate educational services and school placements.  He regularly conducts trainings and workshops on special education law and advocacy for not-for-profit organizations and parents of children with special education needs.

Memberships

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Admitted To Practice

New York; Connecticut

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Education

J.D., cum laude, University of Maryland, 2009; Member, Maryland Law Review; Member, National Moot Court Team

B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2006