Overview

Allan B. Cooper is a Partner in the Litigation Department.

His practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, including:

  • Appellate
  • 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

Western Security Bank v. Superior Court, 15 Cal. 4th 232, 62 Cal. Rptr. 243 (1997)

Siegel v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Co., 46 Cal. App. 4th 1181, 54 Cal. Rptr. 2d 84 (1996)

Lambert v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., 53 Cal. 3d 1072, 282 Cal. Rptr. 445 (1991)

Isaac v. A&B Loan Company, Inc., 201 Cal. App.3d 307, 247 Cal. Rptr. 104 (1988)

Elysian Heights Residents Association, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles, 182 Cal. App.3d 21, 227 Cal. Rptr. 226 (1986)

Han v. U.S., 944 F.2d 526 (9th Cir. 1991)

Wright v. Schock, 571 F.Supp. 642 (N.D. Cal. 1983)

Worldwide Church of God, Inc. v. State of California, 623 F.23 613 (9th Cir. 1980)

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

Southern California Super Lawyers, multiple years

Phi Beta Kappa

Community & Professional

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Sections on Litigation and Antitrust Law,

American Bar Association, Section on Litigation and Antitrust Law,

Association of Business Trial Lawyers,

Calabasas Park Homeowners Association, Past President

City of Calabasas, Planning Commissioner

UCLA Law Review, Associate Editor

Media & Events

Publications

  • Handling a Real Property Foreclosure
    Co-Author, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1992
  • 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
  • Use and Abuse of Interrogatories
    Co-Author, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1983, 1986
  • The Prosecutor’s Role in California Sentencing: Advocate or Informant?
    UCLA Law Review, 1973

Speaking Engagements

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

Successes

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, Order of the Coif

A.B., University of California, Los Angeles, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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