Cooper, Todd L.

Todd L. Cooper

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Todd Cooper is the Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Cincinnati office. Todd focuses his practice on tax matters related to public finance, primarily the federal taxation aspects of municipal bonds, tax matters related to tax-exempt organizations, and tax matters related to state and federal tax credits. He also serves as bond and underwriter's counsel on public finance transactions. Todd was named a Public Finance "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2019.

Todd Cooper is the Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Cincinnati office. Todd focuses his practice on tax matters related to public finance, primarily the federal taxation aspects of municipal bonds, tax matters related to tax-exempt organizations, and tax matters related to state and federal tax credits. He also serves as bond and underwriter's counsel on public finance transactions. Todd was named a Public Finance "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2019.

Todd concentrates on the federal tax aspects of:

  • Economic development, transportation, health care, student loan, and single and multifamily housing transactions
  • Electric power, natural gas, water and sewer utility debt issues
  • Stadium and convention center financings
  • Private and public secondary education, and college and university issues
  • Governmental pooled financings, including revolving fund programs
  • Industrial development and exempt facility bonds
  • Tax credit bonds

Todd also focuses on the formation of tax-exempt entities, and retention of their tax-exempt status. Todd is Past Chair of the Tax Exempt Financing Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section. He was elected President of the Board of Directors of the American College of Bond Counsel and was previously elected a Regular Fellow of the College.

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Education
  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
  • M.B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • B.A., Amherst College
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio
Professional Affiliations
    • Immediate Past Chair, Tax Exempt Financing Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section
    • President, American College of Bond Counsel
    • Regular Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Public Finance Law and Tax Law (2018-2022)
    • Named, Public Finance Lawyer of the Year in Ohio, Corporate INTL Magazine (2020)
    • Named, Public Finance "Lawyer of the Year,” The Best Lawyers in America® (2019)
    • Named, Who's Who in Greater Cincinnati Law (2012-2013)
    • Named, Top Lawyers in Ohio (2013)
    • Named, Ohio Super Lawyers® (2005-2006)
    • Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Community Leadership
    • Member, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Development Committee and Partners in Action Committee
    • President, Catamount Residential Owners Association in Colorado
    • Vice President, Board of Directors of the Linden Grove School, a school for children on the Autism spectrum