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Robert J. Cooper


Thorofare Capital

Overall responsibility for Thorofare Capital’s legal affairs

Manages legal execution and oversight of all debt investments made by Thorofare Capital and its affiliates

Was youngest lawyer to make partner at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

Robert J. Cooper was the youngest lawyer to make partner at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP and came over to Thorofare Capital, Inc. as general counsel. In this role, Cooper has overall responsibility for the company’s legal affairs. He manages the legal execution and oversight of all debt investments made by Thorofare Capital and its affiliates, fund formations and separate account initiatives. 

Cooper has closed more than $2 billion of financial transactions during his tenure at Thorofare Capital while handling all legal matters including, but not limited to, credit facility closings, corporate and litigation matters and fund vehicles. He has extensive experience in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of commercial real estate debt and equity investments throughout their life cycles. This includes substantial experience in the management, enforcement, restructuring and realization of these investments.  

Prior to joining Thorofare in 2015, Cooper represented private equity funds, private debt funds (including Thorofare) and other institutional investors in complex commercial real estate debt and equity transactions during his time at Pircher. 

These are some of the reasons that we named Cooper to our California grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community. 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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