History

History

Cooper Levenson was formed in 1957 with two attorneys. Since then, the firm has grown to more than 75 attorneys and a support staff of more than 100.

During our Golden Anniversary year, our firm - whose roots have always been firmly planted in Atlantic City, New Jersey - "went West" and opened an office in Las Vegas. Cooper Levenson has always dominated the practice of gaming law on the East Coast, crafting legislation that enabled casinos to open in Atlantic City in the 1970s and representing most of the casino companies doing business in New Jersey. In 2007 the firm saw opportunity and the right timing - and launched its Las Vegas practice. Cooper Levenson now has offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Bear, Delaware and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cooper Levenson has always held fast to our corporate philosophy of dedication to the community - and especially to the children - as the best way to ensure a strong future for our hometowns. We are honored to have received numerous awards for our community service efforts over the years:

  • The firm was honored with commendations from the Atlantic County Freeholder Board, the New Jersey State Legislature, the Atlantic City Council and the Mayor of Atlantic City as a "Home Town Hero."
  • The Press of Atlantic City presented Cooper Levenson with the prestigious Bailey Award. This award is named after George Bailey of the holiday classic film "It's a Wonderful Life" because he played a significant role in making his community a better place to live. The honor is given to a single Southern New Jersey business for its community service efforts throughout the region.
  • The Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association chose the firm as its very first STAR award recipient. These awards have, in a way, served as a 'raising of the bar' for all of us; in fact, our community service efforts are always expanding.

Through all of our extensive growth and change, the cornerstones of our firm's foundation remain the same: commitment to client service, corporate responsibility, and dedication to community.

We think our Councilman said it best, "Among us are some special people who do extraordinary things to help others in Atlantic City," said Councilman-at-Large Mo Delgado. "These everyday people don't look for accolades or benefit of any kind for doing what they do; it's just part of who they are."