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Allan B. Cooper is a Partner and Chair of the Litigation Department.

Allan’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation including:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Breach of fiduciary relationships
  • Business torts, contracts, trade secrets and competitive business practices
  • Insurance litigation including professional liability and legal malpractice, bad faith, and coverage
  • Land use, zoning, and environmental disputes
  • Real estate litigation including representing financial institutions, developers, title insurers, mortgage bankers and others in matters involving:
    • Brokerage
    • Commercial landlord-tenant problems
    • Construction and mechanics’ liens
    • Lenders’ liability
    • Lis pendens expungement
    • Real property security instruments
    • Specific performance
    • PMI and mortgage guaranty insurance
    • Title problems

Allan has had numerous published appellate decisions and is the author of Beware: Anti-Growthers Snag Building Permits First, California Builder, 1987; Lis Pendens Expungement Practice: Still Not Much Relief for the Property Owner, Beverly Hills Bar Journal, 1980; and The Prosecutor’s Role in California Sentencing: Advocate or Informant?, UCLA Law Review, 1973.

Allan served as a consultant for the California Continuing Education of the Bar in 1992 on their publication Handling a Real Property Foreclosure. He is a contributing author of Use and Abuse of Interrogatories, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1983, 1986.

He is a former clinical lecturer in law at the University of Southern California  and currently teaches business law at California State University Northridge.

 

Representative Matters

Honors/Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Seminars

  • 1980 – 1981 – Clinical Lecturer, Law, University of Southern California, 1980-81 Los Angeles, CA – Speaker

Publications

  • “Beware: Anti-Growthers Snag Building Permits First” Author — California Builder, 1987
  • “Lis Pendens Expungement Practice: Still Not Much Relief for the Property Owner” Author — Beverly Hills Bar Journal, 1980
  • “The Prosecutor’s Role in California Sentencing: Advocate or Informant?” Author — UCLA Law Review, 1973
  • “Use and Abuse of Interrogatories” Co-Author — California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1983, 1986
  • “Handling a Real Property Foreclosure” Co-Author — California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1992

Workgroups

Education

  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, Order of the Coif
  • A.B., University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Supreme Court

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Sections on Litigation and Antitrust Law, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section on Litigation and Antitrust Law, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Calabasas Park Homeowners Association, Past President
  • City of Calabasas, Planning Commissioner
  • UCLA Law Review, Associate Editor

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