Since beginning his legal career, whether working in-house or in private practice, Brian has always worked in a smaller, tight-knit, collaborative work environment. After gaining experience at several small firms in Columbus as a litigation associate and focusing his practice in areas from General Business to Consumer Litigation, Brian started his own firm in June of 2007 and shortly thereafter began to work as the General Counsel for a real estate developer in Columbus, Ohio. After almost three years in-house on January 1, 2010, Brian focused all of his attention to the expansion of his own firm, Kooperman Law Offices, LLC with his practice primarily focused with assisting clients in all areas of commercial real estate. Over the next several years, Brian expanded his real estate and general counsel practice as the principal of a continually evolving boutique law firm which is now Kooperman Mentel Ferguson Yaross, Ltd.
Brian’s work primarily involves assisting his real estate and corporate clients by solving problems, managing risk, structuring and closing complex transactions. Over the last decade, representing the interests of sellers, buyers, investors, borrowers, and lenders, Brian has closed transactions in excess of $4 billion in over a dozen different states and in various different sectors of the M&A and real estate industry. Brian also represents multiple companies on a general counsel basis advising and consulting in every facet of their business including assistance with contracts, entity selection, strategic asset protection, corporate structuring, operations, employment, and every day decisions. Brian still remains involved in KMFY’s litigation practice group. Brian’s training and background as a litigator has helped shape his preparation, approach and advice to his clients by providing more practical and common sense solutions based upon his previous experience and perspective.
2022 and 2023
2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023
Capital University Law School (J.D.), 2004
Arizona State University, 2000
B.A. Political Science; Business Minor
Ohio State Bar Association Member
Columbus Bar Association Member
International Council of Shopping Centers
City of Columbus, Graphics Commission, Chairperson