February 8, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart PC is expanding its Financial Services department with the addition of Lawrence D. Cooper to the firm’s Denver office. Cooper will practice in the firm’s Commercial Lending, Capital Markets and Project Finance practice group. Cooper previously served as senior in-house counsel for Key Equipment Finance, Fifth Third Bank and most recently for Volvo Financial Services.

“Having served as in-house counsel for some of the most respected financial institutions in the country, Larry has valuable insight into our clients’ needs and what drives their business,” said Daniel J. Flanigan, chair of the Financial Services and Real Estate departments. “His experience in all aspects of finance law, from front-end transactions to workouts, makes him a tremendous asset to companies seeking counsel on a wide range of complex financial matters.”

Cooper brings to Polsinelli Shughart more than 25 years of comprehensive and sophisticated legal experience in the areas of commercial finance law and financial transaction documentation, including substantial direct experience handling domestic and international financial transactions involving corporate and commercial aircraft and aviation assets. Additionally Cooper has extensive experience in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts and commercial litigation.

In his capacity as senior in-house counsel Cooper directly handled, and managed the closing of, hundreds of domestic and international corporate aviation, commercial aviation, commercial equipment, general commercial and syndication financing transactions. He was also responsible for providing, as well as overseeing and managing the delivery of, legal services in connection with hundreds of bankruptcy, commercial litigation and workout matters and cases.

Cooper will work closely with Peter W. Ito, who joined firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice group in the Denver office last November. The attorneys previously partnered to provide effective bankruptcy and recovery legal services and support to Volvo Financial Services.

Cooper earned his law degree from the St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio and holds a bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. He is an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and its Rail, Air and Marine Subcommittee and the American Bar Association and its Commercial Financial Services Committee and Subcommittee on Aircraft Financing.

Cooper is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

• Corporate and commercial aircraft and aviation financing
• Commercial equipment leasing and financing
• General commercial lending
• Bankruptcy, workouts and financial restructuring

For info contact:

Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

Linhart Public Relations Russ Rizzo, 303-951-2571,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC
With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli Shughart is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value beyond legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Kansas City; St. Louis; Phoenix; Chicago; Denver; Washington, D.C.; New York; Wilmington, Del.; Overland Park, Kan.; St. Joseph, Springfield, and Jefferson City, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; and Edwardsville, Ill.