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Abby H. Cooper

Abby H. Cooper

PARTNER

P: (810) 227-3103 x115
Location: Brighton, MI
E-Mail: abby@crlaw.biz 

Overview

I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer. I eagerly anticipated going to law school and learning the rules so I could master the game. This plan wasn’t universally held. My father ran a nursery/garden center in our community and was also a beloved basketball coach (and yes, I played). His dream was for me to take over the family business and embrace the local community. The more he tried, the less interest I had in the trees, shrubs, land and local area. Instead, I went off to college and law school and learned the rules. And I love to play with them, whether in transactions or in the face of a good court challenge when the matter calls for it.

So, I’m a lawyer. A lawyer that specializes in real estate. I did a few other things before focusing on real estate, but it turns out I have a passion for all things having to do with dirt after all. I represent residential and commercial buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, developers, homeowners, brokers, investors, and lenders in complex and every day matters. I am a creative problem solver. Knowing a particular area of the law well allows you to do that. I will handle, and do my best to resolve, any real estate issue. My unique expertise puts me frequently in a teaching role in front of Realtors®, business owners, and fellow attorneys. My expertise includes zoning and land use laws. I am the municipal attorney for Conway Township, a rural township in northwestern Livingston County, and also advise private commercial and residential clients how to navigate the bureaucracy of zoning and land use regulations.

Some of my favorite things in life include running trail 5Ks with one son, cheering on the Spartans with the other, and enjoying wine on the porch with my husband. I’ve designed my life with purpose, including the choice to both live and work in the same town where I grew up, where I pass by my (now) brother’s nursery/garden center daily, and where I might happen upon any one of my 25+ family members who live nearby, especially the three that live next door. I will encourage my boys to experience the world, follow their passions, and build a life they love wherever that might be, but this lover of the local lands hopes that place isn’t too far down the road.

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law

Zoning and Municipal Law

Business and Real Estate Litigation

Business & Commercial Law

EDUCATION

Wayne State University Law School, J.D., Cum Laude

Michigan State University, James Madison College, B.A., with High Honors

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan

United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan