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George L. Cooper, QC
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner
BIO

George is the Chief Executive Officer, New Brunswick Managing Partner, and works out of the Moncton office. He completed his education at the University of New Brunswick and, in 1997, completed an LL.M. at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England, where he studied both Corporate Finance and Insolvency Law.  He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995 and the New Brunswick Bar in 1998. George maintains a commercial litigation and transaction practice with emphasis on disputes, transactions and arbitrations relating to Commercial Financing, Securities and Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Product Liability, Natural Resources and Energy and Insurance.

George regularly represents chartered banks, manufacturers, insurers and numerous other commercial entities. He has appeared before all levels of court in New Brunswick and Ontario and before numerous boards and tribunals including the Ontario Securities Commission. George began his career with the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott, one of Canada’s leading law firms, where his practice focused on commercial and insolvency litigation.

BACKGROUND

Queen's Counsel

  • 2017

Bar Admission

  • Ontario (1995)
  • New Brunswick (1998)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick

Education

  • Mount Allison University (B.A. Hons., 1989)
  • University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1993)
  • University of Cambridge (LL.M., 1997)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Vice-Chair – Board of Regents, Mount Allison University
  • Member – Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • Past-Chairman – Board of Directors of the Greater Moncton International Airport Authority

Activities Within Firm

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • New Brunswick Managing Partner
  • Moncton Office Managing Partner

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Law Society of Ontario

Languages

  • English
  • French