Joel Cooper, a Managing Director, member of the Board of Directors and co-manager of the Real Estate and Specialty Finance Group, joined Lepercq, de Neuflize & Co., Inc. in 1996.

Mr. Cooper has over 35 years of investment banking experience, including 14 years at Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Cooper is a nationally recognized expert on real property tax lien securitization and was instrumental in development of the New York City tax lien securitization program. His other investment banking experience includes capital markets, derivatives, asset/liability management and new product development.

Mr. Cooper has a BA from New York University, a JD from New York University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the State of New York. He began his career in law enforcement as an Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York.