Gregory H. Cooper

Gregory H. Cooper

Of Counsel

Gregory H. Cooper is a member of the of the firm’s Corporate  group, focusing his practice on complex transactions, including securities offerings and reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions, as well as corporate governance matters. Prior to joining the Las Vegas GT office, Gregory served as Vice President of Legal Affairs for Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. and Ameristar Casinos, Inc. until its acquisition. There, he handled a broad variety of corporate and transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, SEC reporting and disclosure, business development initiatives, securities offerings, the secured credit facility, joint ventures, construction of gaming resort properties, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, antitrust compliances, contract negotiations, and process management.

Concentrations

  • Public and private securities offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance
  • Secured credit facilities
  • Exchange Act periodic, proxy and ownership reporting
  • Equity compensation plans and executive compensation
  • Gaming and regulatory compliance
  • Real estate acquisition and leasing
  • Project design and construction
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Local counsel in second largest technology IPO of 2017.
  • Acquisitions and development of gaming report properties in Black Hawk, Colorado, East Chicago, Indiana, and Lake Charles, Louisiana.°
  • Expansions and amendments to a $1.4 Billion credit facility.°
  • Contracting for the design, construction, and renovation of multiple luxury casino resort hotel properties in projects ranging from $100 to $500 Million in value.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Cooper prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1993
  • A.B., summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1990
Clerkships
  • Hon Charles Wiggins, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1993-1994
Admissions
  • Nevada
  • California
  • New York