Our Team

Thomas Cooper

Thom Cooper

(415) 388-8300

Thom Cooper is an experienced commercial real estate and general business attorney who specializes in property purchases and sales, financing, leasing, and development, as well as construction related matters. His roster of clients includes many individuals and mid-size companies, as well as major national firms such as Workday, Inc., CBS, Inc., Terranomics, Gap, Cost Plus, Ross Stores, Coldwell Banker, Bay Area investment groups, hotels, restaurants, and non-profit groups. Thom also assists clients in business organization and estate planning matters.

Thom also serves as a senior executive of a national real estate investment fund and property manager.

Thom is a past officer and Director of the Alameda County Association for the Developmentally Disabled, and past President and Director of Clausen House, Inc. He currently serves as a Trustee of Greenwood School in Mill Valley, California.


Lisa Swanson

Associate Attorney
(415) 388-8300

Lisa Swanson earned her undergraduate degree in English at Harvard University and her law degree at Harvard Law School. She began her law career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City and shortly afterwards relocated to California, where for many years she has practiced transactional legal work in diverse areas including real estate, mortgage lending, bankruptcy and general commercial law. From 2009 – 2016 Lisa was general counsel at Real Estate Equity Exchange, Inc., a private residential real estate investment firm, developing proprietary contracts for the sale of equity shares in real estate.

Lisa has been a licensed real estate broker in the State of California for almost two decades and has extensive experience in residential real estate sales and development. She holds additional real estate broker licenses in Massachusetts, Washington and Oregon and is a member of the Massachusetts State Bar. Lisa lives in Sausalito with her husband, Ray, two cats and two dogs, and enjoys running, designing custom reupholstered furniture, cooking, and spending time with her college age son and daughter.


Lindsay DePew

(415) 388-8300

Lindsay DePew is the office manager and paralegal, and handles all administrative, accounting, secretarial and paralegal functions at Cooper Law Offices. Lindsay attended Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, studied interior design and market merchandising at Academy of Art University San Francisco, and studied commercial and residential real estate at Allied Real Estate School. Prior to working for Cooper Law Offices, Lindsay was primary executive administrative assistant to celebrity chef Tyler Florence and the Florence Group, Inc. in Mill Valley, CA.

Lindsay is also an active licensed California real estate agent and has worked at Decker Bullock and Bradley Real Estate brokerages in Marin County.

Lindsay lives on the water in Greenbrae with her husband, Joe, and enjoys swimming, cooking, interior design, music, and spending time with her family. Her charitable efforts include working with Marin Interfaith, Nation Charity League, Inc., Youth in Arts, and Pop Warner Little Scholars Non-Profit, as well as providing cheer and dance programs to children and adults of all ages.

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