About Brian


Brian Copper is a corporate attorney with a specialty in trade law and life science matters (pharmaceuticals and biotech). His practice includes ancillary practice areas: antitrust, business entities, contracts, finance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, product development and distribution, and securities. He is an analytical person and uses his knowledge and expertise and innovative resources to determine potential risk or violations of a party’s position, incl... Read more


Practice Areas

Banking and Finance
Business and Corporate
Commercial
Construction
Contracts
Litigation
Real Property
Securities
Trade Secrets

Licenses & Certifications

Iowa (2020)


Languages

English


Legal Software

FastcaseLexis AdvanceWestlawWordMicrosoft OneNoteGoogle DocsCalendlyAcrobatOutlookDocuSign

Experience


[Confidential]

Associate April 2022 - April 2022

Same as under Iowa Realty Co., Inc., including form drafting and statutory compliance.
Document review, QC, draft, and negotiate commercial transaction and litigation matters.
Draft, negotiate, review, and manage various contracts, including M&A.
Review protocol/playbook and advocate and follow client interest on provided information in a precise manner, regarding workflow, work product, training, problem solving, and similar matters/conduct.
Review and evaluate confidential proprietary information and materials, including/regarding life sciences, marketing, pricing, finances, internal and external education, evaluation, and development, executive communications, securities, payments, expenses, agreements, forecasts, litigations, trademarks/copyrights, market shares, and miscellaneous, ancillary, and overarching corporate and service/products matters.
Facilitating and participating in classified corporate and proprietary projects and matters.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and provide a sophisticated level of service through proactive engagement.
Knowledge of private and public entity M&As, corporate law, and securities.
Knowledge of private equity, capital investments, emerging companies, and related matters.
AmLaw 100 employment.
Representation of investment banks and financial service clientele.
Representation of various global corporate and commercial clientele and global matters.


The Weitz Company

Associate August 2021 - April 2022

Draft, negotiate, and review various global commercial construction and B2B contracts and documents.
Assist with a wide range of various legal issues that arise during business operations relating to global transactions, construction, employment, disputes, and corporate matters.
Prepare and execute public filings of various affiliated entities among various jurisdictions.
QC of various legal and employment documents, including form drafting.
Review and evaluate confidential proprietary legal and employment information and materials.
Review protocol/playbook and advocate and follow interest on provided information in a precise manner, regarding workflow, work product, training, problem solving, and similar matters/conduct.
Facilitating and participating in classified corporate and proprietary projects and matters.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, time management and performance fluidity, multi-task (designated projects) under multiple Department Heads simultaneously, and provide a sophisticated level of service through proactive engagement, while meeting applicable deadlines.
Representation of global commercial and industrial construction entity, including multi-jurisdictional subsidiaries and affiliates.


Wasker, Dorr, Wimmer & Marcouiller P.C

Associate June 2021 - August 2021

Same as under Iowa Realty Co., Inc., excluding post-closing matters.


Mometrix Test Prep

Real Estate License Exam Prep Writer May 2021 - October 2021

Research and draft material and practice questions of real estate subject matters: closing calculations and accounting, contracts, financing, land-use controls and regulations, property ownership, title, and more.

Draft material in a clear and concise manner to explain complex real estate concepts to persons preparing for a real estate state licensing exam.

Submit timely drafts to an editor to provide external comprehension and input.

Ability to work independently and provide a sophisticated level of service through proactive engagement.


Iowa Realty Co., Inc.

Associate October 2020 - April 2021

Draft finance specified commercial title insurance documents with UW requirements; due diligence.
Review and evaluate pre- and post-closing transactions and documents for title due diligence, including land records (covenants, deeds, land surveys, liens/mortgages, etc.) and purchase, financing, and closing documents.
Research land records and other public filings to execute due diligence and convey title.
QC of closing findings and documents and other title documents.
Review protocol/playbook and advocate and follow client interest on provided information in a precise manner, regarding workflow, work product, training, problem solving, and similar matters/conduct.
Facilitating and participating in classified corporate and proprietary projects and matters.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and provide a sophisticated level of service through proactive engagement.
Representation of commercial lender and financial service clientele.


Housing Eviction Legal Assistance Program (OCU Law)

Licensed Legal Intern January 2019 - May 2019

Draft, review, and execute memorandum, letters, and pleadings.

Review various residential lease contracts and documents for case building.

Represent client interest in housing eviction or mediation proceeding.


American Bank Systems

In-House Counsel Extern August 2018 - November 2018

Review, draft, negotiate, and issue various business contracts, memorandums, and letters.

Knowledge, and research, of federal and various state banking and lending laws affecting clients.

Collaborate with internal and external counsel on legal matters.

Complete legal matters on behalf of General Counsel, while meeting applicable deadlines.

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and provide a sophisticated level of service through proactive engagement.

Representation of banking and lending management software provider, with multi-jurisdictional clientele.


eXp Realty

Broker Associate June 2017 - November 2018

Draft, negotiate, review, and manage real estate lease and sale transaction documents – addendums, calculate and account closing costs, disclosures, financial settlement statements, notices, reports, etc.

Knowledge of real estate finance and transaction qualification(s) for preferred client financing.

Represent client interest and facilitate transactions – collaborate with parties and their service providers (investor, inspector, settlement agent, etc.).

Meet applicable deadlines.

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and provide a sophisticated level of service through proactive engagement.


Entrust Realty, LLC/Coltrane Real Estate and Development

Associate December 2015 - June 2017

Draft, negotiate, review, and manage real estate lease and sale transaction documents – addendums, calculate and account closing costs, disclosures, financial settlement statements, notices, reports, etc.

Knowledge of real estate finance and transaction qualification(s) for preferred client financing.

Represent client interest and facilitate transactions – collaborate with parties and their service providers (investor, inspector, settlement agent, etc.).

Meet applicable deadlines.

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and provide a sophisticated level of service through proactive engagement.


Sill Law Group, PLLC

Legal Clerk March 2015 - August 2016

Draft, review, and issue memorandum and letters.

Document review of medical and pharmacy records, for case building.

Assist attorneys with case abstracts and case management of files and documents.

Correspond with clients concerning their cases and representation- qualification, updates, deficiencies, disqualifications, and other concerning matters (5 different mass tort litigations).

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and provide a sophisticated level of service through proactive engagement.

Education


Oklahoma City University School Of Law

Juris Doctor


Oklahoma State University

Bachelor of Science degree

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