About Us

The Law Office of Ryan J. Cooper delivers solutions to meet businesses’ long-term legal and strategic needs. Offering the experience, expertise, and high-level execution of a large law firm with the commitment and flexibility of personal service, the Law Office of Ryan J. Cooper delivers counseling and legal services differently. The firm represents businesses of all sizes on matters of all sizes, and can offer both hourly and/or fixed fee billing arrangements for any representation.

The Firm

Cooper LLC was founded in 2016 with a distinct vision of delivering extraordinary results by focusing on our clients’ most important problems. Cooper LLC is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest level through a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on our client’s business and goals.

Ryan J. Cooper

As founding partner, Ryan J. Cooper started Cooper LLC to focus on achieving the results that matter for each client, recognizing that each client is different. Ryan draws upon a diverse experience obtained at a premier international and national law firm.

Ryan has counseled clients on strategic corporate transactions and successfully litigated matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. With a depth of experience that includes strategic business planning, high-stakes litigation, and insurance coverage counseling, Ryan has unique combination of skill sets that rank him among his client’s most trusted advisors.

An honors graduate of Rutgers School of Law, Ryan began his career as law clerk to United States District Court Judge Renée Marie Bumb. Ryan is certified as an Information Privacy Professional on US private sector law by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He writes and lectures frequently on technology, privacy, and information management issues, and serves as volunteer member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee for Union County. He is a former member of the Cranford Board of Education, and formerly served as a Trustee and Board Secretary for the ACLU-NJ.

Additional information, including a list of Ryan’s publications, can be found on LinkedIn [Link], and you can follow Ryan on Twitter [Link].

Reported & Notable Decisions

Silverman v. Miranda, 918 F. Supp. 2d 200 (S.D.N.Y. 2013): On behalf of ERISA multi-employer fund, successful motion for summary judgment for unpaid contributions.

In re Adoption of N.J.A.C. 5:96 and 5:97, 215 N.J. 578 (2013): On behalf of professional planning associations as amicus curiae, brief in support of lower court decision rejecting Third Round Rules promulgated by New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing .

DBA Distribution Services, Inc. v. All Source Freight Solutions, Inc., No. 11-cv-3901, 2012 WL 845929 at 4 (D.N.J. Mar. 13, 2012): On behalf of independent logistics agency, successful motion to dismiss with prejudice on an issue of first impression holding that exclusive agency agreement was breached by assignment of contract by operation of law in a reverse triangular merger.

Ilarraza v. Medtronic, Inc., 677 F. Supp. 2d 582 (E.D.N.Y. 2009): On behalf of medical device manufacturer, successful motion to dismiss personal injury claims.

Pruco Life Insurance Co. v. Wilmington Trust Co., 616 F. Supp. 2d 210 (D.R.I. 2009): On behalf of life insurer, successfully opposed motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.


Rutgers School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Rutgers College, B.A.


Hon. Renée Marie Bumb,
U.S. District Court for the D.N.J.

Bar/Court Admissions

New Jersey
New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, for the Western District of New York

Francine Kaplan

Francine Kaplan brings to Cooper, LLC, a wealth of experience as a litigator with diverse expertise. At Cooper, LLC, Francine assists clients as an outside General Counsel, drawing on her experience and professionalism to counsel clients on the full range of challenges confronting small and mid-sized businesses.

Francine received BA degrees in Education and Communications from Hunter College, NYC.  She received a JD degree from Rutgers Law School, Newark NJ. Prior to joining Cooper, LLC, Francine spent several years working with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Law Guardian Program, representing minors in court whose families were involved with the child welfare system in Monmouth County.  Francine has represented her clients in several litigations, familial reunifications and adoptions by foster parents and relative caregivers as well as in several appeal cases.  Her work has garnered her Advocate of the Year in 2013 for her successful representation of clients she had placed at Palisades Regional Academy.

Ms. Kaplan is an attentive listener with superior interpersonal skills.   She remains a statewide presenter of a variety of workshops involving issues surrounding the workplace both privately and for the Continuing Professional Education Division of Rutgers University.  She presents on such topics including Conflict Resolution, and De-Escalation Techniques and Effective Communication.


Rutgers School of Law, J.D.,
Hunters College, B.A.

Bar/Court Admissions

New Jersey

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