Phil Cooper is a Partner in the Corporate and Securities Group of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Atlanta, focusing his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity financings, and general corporate counseling. Mr. Cooper advises both publicly and privately held companies in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, staffing, and technology, among others.  Mr. Cooper has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel on over 100 transactions, ranging in transaction value from under $1 million to $3 billion.

Mr. Cooper has an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest available rating for legal ability and ethical standards.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce (Southeast Region), and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association.

Mr. Cooper earned his law degree, with high honors, from Duke University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor for the Duke Law Journal.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Tulane University, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honorary societies.  Mr. Cooper is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.