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Ben Cooper’s practice is geared toward the needs of small businesses, professionals and nonprofit organizations.  His experience includes the formation, maintenance and dissolution of limited liability companies, corporations and nonprofit organizations as well as the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, real estate purchase and lease agreements and independent contractor agreements.  Ben has also helped nonprofit organizations obtain tax-exempt status from the IRS as well as exemptions from real property taxes.

As a member of NGC’s school law practice, Ben also regularly advises clients regarding charter school law and nonprofit governance.

Principal practice areas

  • General corporate law
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • School law
  • Employment law
  • Real estate transactions
  • Estate administration
  • Estate planning

Representative experience

  • Formation of various business entities
  • Preparation of IRS tax exemption applications
  • Counseling of clients concerning nonprofit and corporate governance
  • Representation of physicians in connection with employment agreements
  • Counseling of charter school boards on matters of compliance and operations
  • Representation of buyers and sellers in equity and asset transactions
  • Representation of clients in residential property valuation appeals
  • Preparation of real estate purchase agreements and commercial leases
  • Negotiation and drafting of agreements involving multisite, multiparty clinical studies

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Educational background

Professional and civic activities

  • Volunteer, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland