Stephen Cooper's practice in the firm's Business Section involves representing large and small clients in all aspects of corporate and transactional law, including venture capital and private equity financings, debt financings, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities law compliance, and general corporate matters.
Mr. Cooper is a member of the firm's Emerging Companies, Private Equity, and Venture Capital Groups. His practice includes working with fast growth companies. In this capacity, he represents entrepreneurs and businesses as they build and manage through all stages of the life cycle of a company including capital formation, organization structure, team building, and realignment. His experience in working with companies accelerating and decelerating through business and industry cycles makes him a value-added member of their team. He is on the State of Connecticut and Stamford Boards of Directors of Crossroads Venture Group, a professional association dedicated to supporting investment in high-growth companies, and he is a member of the Growth Network of the Business Council of Fairfield County.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. Cooper was an associate in a prominent Boston-based law firm, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., where his practice included both corporate and bankruptcy law. During law school, Mr. Cooper served as a legal intern to the Honorable Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court, District of Columbia. Before attending law school, he worked in the leadership office of the Honorable Richard Gephardt.