Frank G. Cooper practices in the areas of estate and tax planning and related business matters, charitable and private foundation matters, estate and trust matters and closely held business matters.
A former member of the executive committee of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, he is a past chair of the Section's Tax Committee. Mr. Cooper is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Taxation sections of the American Bar Association and the Probate and Trust Law Section and Tax Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Mr. Cooper is a 1971 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a graduate of The George Washington University.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Member, Partners Board, 1994-2008
- Chair, Estates and Asset Planning Group, 1994-2007
- Of Counsel, 2013-present
- Partner, 1978-2012
- Associate, 1971-1978
Honors & Awards
•Previously listed in Worth magazine as one of the top 100 lawyers in the country in the field of estate planning and trusts
• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Co-author, IRS Changes Payment Procedure for Private Foundation Excise Taxes, Effective January 1, 2011, Duane Morris Alert, December 31, 2010
•Course materials on Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax for Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Creative Use of Trusts for Bank and Trust Company Clients, Corporate Fiduciaries Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 12, 1998
•Lecturer, The 1995 Amendments to the Inheritance Tax Act, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Allentown and Pennsylvania, October 1995.
• A Current Update on Selected Tax Issues, Quarterly luncheon of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, October 3, 1995.
•Interviewed on a weekly cable television show called Money Matters on the topic of Estate Planning Matters, September 6, 1995.
•Speaker, The Impact of Proposed Federal Income Tax Legislation on investors and Owners of Businesses, Pitcairn Trust Company, June 12, 1995.
•Lecturer, Planning for the Family Business, Delaware Trust Capital Management, May 17, 1995; Technical Meeting of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Central Chapter, December 8, 1994.
•Lecturer, The New Amendments to the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Act, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education Course, Allentown, Pennsylvania, December 7, 1994. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, November 15, 1994, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2, 1994
•Lecturer, Current Developments in Probate and Trust Law, the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association- Quarterly Meeting, December 6, 1994.
•Lecturer, Family Limited Partnerships, International Association of Financial Planners, November 17, 1994.
•Lecturer, The New Amendments to the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Act, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 2, 1994, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; November 15, 1994, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
•Lecturer, Update on Selected Tax Issues, Quarterly Meetings of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association since 1992
•Lecturer, Estate, Tax and Other Planning Considerations for Closely Held Business Owners, Annual Spring Symposium of the International Association for Financial Planning, May 1991
•Lecturer, Taxes Affecting Decedents' Estates, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
•Lecturer, Estate and Gift Tax Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute