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C. Harrison Cooper Associate

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2015


University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude

University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A., magna cum laude

The Defense Language Institute, Hindi Language, Certificate of Completion

C. Harrison Cooper’s practice concentrates on real estate, zoning, land use, and municipal business matters, including lending, commercial leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, business licensing, liquor licensing and wireless transmission facility siting in the City of Chicago and the region.

Before going into private practice, Mr. Cooper worked in Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, investigating and conducting administrative hearings for municipal code violations.

Before attending law school, he served in the United States Air Force in the intelligence and surveillance field.


  • Represented institutional real estate lenders in construction and acquisition loans, syndicated and otherwise.
  • Represented lender in $17M refinancing and acquisition loan involving five separate properties.
  • Represented local business owners in acquiring public right-of-way access and zoning approvals.
  • Represented a national restaurateur in restaurant and liquor licensing requirements for expanding into the Chicago market.
  • Represented rural electricity cooperative in its acquisition of transmission facilities and easement rights.
  • Represented a national cellular company against municipal violation of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Memberships & Involvement

Chicago Bar Association

Phi Kappa Phi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Veteran's Leadership Award, 2011