Todd Cooper, a partner at the law firm Squire Sanders, was named to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority’s board of trustees on Feb. 21.
Cooper focuses his practice on tax matters related to public finance, primarily the federal taxation aspects of municipal bonds. He also serves as bond and underwriter’s counsel on public finance transactions.
He was listed in the 2006 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers, and was elected a Regular Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. Cooper has been a member of various tax panels. He served on the faculty at the Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar in 2007 and 2008. He has addressed numerous groups on arbitrage, private activity, general public finance tax topics and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Cooper is also a member of the Tax Exempt Financing Committee of the American Bar Association and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Partners in Action Committee.
He received his JD and MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College.
Cooper currently resides in Anderson.
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is governed by a 13-member volunteer citizens’ board of trustees. Seven trustees are appointed by the City of Cincinnati and six are appointed by Hamilton County. Hamilton County appoints three of its own trustees and one each representing Butler, Clermont and Warren counties.
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year.