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Daniel P. Cooper 
[T] 414-298-8134 
[F] 414-298-8097 

Admitted to the Bar

Daniel P. Cooper is a shareholder in Reinhart's Business Law Practice. Dan acts as general company counsel and as a trusted business advisor to a wide variety of clients including technology, manufacturing, real estate and service companies. He is driven to invest his time and energy in gaining a deep foundational understanding of his clients' business and personal values and goals. Dan seeks to use this understanding to tailor his advice to add maximum value to his clients with a focus on contributing to their success. Dan views each client experience and relationship as an opportunity to add to his cumulative body of knowledge, which he actively seeks to refine and use to the advantage of each of his clients.

Dan is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), has been recognized in the publication Best Lawyers in America and is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Milwaukee Athletic Club (MAC). Dan is active in supporting many charitable and civic organizations, including the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF), the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI). 

Representative Matters and Experience

  • Assisting a client in evaluating a business acquisition and helping the client maximize the value of the acquisition by providing legal advice with a focus on advancing the client's general business goals
  • Structuring a complex corporate acquisition for a publicly traded financial institution
  • Planning and drafting the contracts for a privately held corporate management buyout
  • Evaluating the optimal entity type for a high-tech, start-up company


  • Best Lawyers in America (Tax Law)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition 


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, teaching Taxes and Business Strategy to established and new tax and business professionals.  The program topics include:
    • Choice of Entity
    • Tax Issues on New Company Formation
    • Taxable and Tax-Free Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Creative Tax Structuring Techniques
    • Corporate Spin-Offs and Split-Offs
    • Transactions Involving LLCs and S corporations
    • Executive Compensation Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Lectured at Marquette University's Business School and served on an entrepreneurship panel at Marquette's Business School
  • Presents annually at a class for the Graduate Business School's entrepreneurship program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Lecturer to professional audiences including the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Tax Club, the Professional Institute of Tax Studies and Continuing Legal Education for Wisconsin
  • Recruits volunteers for Junior Achievement
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (fund raiser)
  • Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (president, Board of Directors, Executive Advisory Board)
  • Milwaukee Athletic Club (president and Board of Directors; former vice president and treasurer)
  • United Performing Arts Club Next Generation Council


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • LL.M, in Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • B.A., with honors, Michigan State University