• Biography

    Michael Cooper has significant experience in all aspects of corporate representation, ranging from day-to-day operational issues to major transactions to securities and taxation matters. He has represented clients in numerous industries, with the majority of his practice devoted to the highly-regulated oil and gas energy industry.

    Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and the holder of an advanced degree in taxation, which enables him to evaluate the many aspects of sophisticated business transactions.

    He has actively participated, as both chief operating officer and general counsel, in the growth of a company from start-up to a half billion dollar public entity. This experience facilitates his understanding of his clients' business goals and makes him particularly effective in helping them to pursue their own growth strategies. Because of his depth of experience, Michael can assist his clients not only with transactional issues, but also with operational and employment issues, risk management, compliance issues, and general corporate matters.

    Professional Recognition

    • Recognized by D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine Partners, 2018-2020
    • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent
  • Education and Clerkships

    • LL.M., Taxation, Boston University, Articles Editor, Boston University Journal of Tax Law
    • J.D., Baylor University School of Law
    • B.A., Baylor University
  • Admissions

    • Texas