Francine M. Kaplan


Francine M. Kaplan

Francine M. Kaplan brings to Cooper, LLC, a wealth of experience as a litigator with diverse expertise relevant to the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. At Cooper, LLC, Francine assists clients as an outside General Counsel. Francine’s experience as a former NYC-based business owner provides critical context to her legal experience and professionalism, and allows her 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, 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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