Contributing Author, Corporate Practice Series Portfolio No. 92: Benefit Corporations, Bloomberg BNA, 2013.

Drafting Author, The Need and Rationale for the Benefit Corporation, Benefit Corporation White Paper, 2012.


Speaking Engagements

Speaker, Is the Benefit Corporation Structure Right for You?, B Lab Workshop, Gilsum, NH, October 2014. 

Panelist, For Good and For Profit: Which For-Profit Business Form Is Right for You?, 2013 Social Venture Institute of the Sustainable Business Network, Philadelphia, PA, October 2013.



Extraordinary Remedies & Counterfeits, PBI Intellectual Property Law Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2008.

IP Licensing Agreements: How to Protect Your Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents, Delaware Valley Association of Corporate Counsel Seminar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 2008.

IP Issues in Business Transactions, PBI Seminar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 2007.

How to Protect Your Company’s IP, PBI Business Lawyers’ Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2006. 

Intellectual Property Law Primer, PBI Seminar in Malvern, Pennsylvania, August 2006. 

Intellectual Property in Business Transactions, PBI Seminar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 2004. 

E-Commerce Legal and Practical Issues, PBI Seminar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2003. 

Knowledge As Power - Using Trade Secrets As An Asset, Smart Business Now Magazine, March 2003.

E-Commerce Legal & Practical Issues, PBI Seminar, Philadelphia, December 2002.

Intellectual Property in Business Transactions, PBI Seminar, Philadelphia, April 2002.

Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law & E-Commerce, PBI Seminar, Philadelphia, April 2001.

Turning Your Business into An Invention, Small Business News Magazine, September 1999. 

Software & Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements, PBI Seminar, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, May 1999.

Are Shrink-wrap and Click-wrap Licenses Enforceable, Pennsylvania Bar News, December 1998.


Speaking Engagements

Speaker at Business Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA, November 2010.

Presenter, The Fundamentals for Protecting Your Competitive Edge: Using Intellectual Property Law To Protect Your Company’s Assets and Fend off Your Competition, Pittsburgh seminar, March 2010.

Presenter, IP Licensing Agreements: Fundamentals, Strategies & Considerations, Pittsburgh seminar, October 2009.

Neil A. Cooper


Co-author, Key Considerations for Intellectual Property License Grant Provisions, Angel Venture Fair 2016, April 26, 2016.

speaking engagements

Term Sheets and Private Placements, Angel Venture Fair Education Day, Philadelphia, PA, February 2016. 

Outsourcing to Grow Profitably for a Small Business Roundtable, SmartCEO, Philadelphia, PA, January 2016.

Basics of Entity Selection, Tax and IP for Small Businesses, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, Philadelphia, PA, November 2014.

Basics of Debt and Equity Financings for Early Stage Companies, Philly Tech Week, Philadelphia, PA, April 2014.

Choosing a Legal Entity for Your Startup, Drexel School of Law's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, Philadelphia, PA, March 2014.

Essential IP Strategies for Emerging Companies, 8th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA, March 2014.

Entrepreneurship Panel, Wharton School Business and Law Association, Philadelphia, PA, February, 2014.



Co-author, Send in the Clowns: White House Party Crashers Expose Security Issue, The Legal Intelligencer; March 25, 2010.  

Corporate Contracts: A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned, Corporate Law Magazine, June 8, 2009.  

We're Talking About Practice: Use Your Summer to Learn the Ropes of Law Firm Life, The Legal Intelligencer, June 8, 2009.

Co-Author, Indemnification and Fee Advancement: Strategies to Avoid Unwanted Bills, The Legal Intelligencer, April 22, 2009.

Paying an Architect's Ransom: The  Uncertain Cost of Doing Business in Today's Construction Industry, The Legal Intelligencer, August 4, 2008.



Quoted, Structured Exits: A New Path To Angel Liquidity?, Forbes, October 8, 2015.

Author, Structured Exits: A New Universe of Potential Funding for Companies in Underserved Markets, The Deal, September 2, 2015.

Mentioned, Sealing the Deal: Greenberg Guides Consol's $3.5B Mine Sale, Law360, December 3, 2013.

Mentioned, Murray's $3.5B Consol Coal Mines Buy Gets Antitrust OK," Law360, December 3, 2013.

Mentioned, New Deal: Five Firms Advise $3.5 Billion Sale of W. Va. Coal Mines by Consol, New York Law Journal, October 31, 2013.


Speaker, Exit Process and Practical Guidelines for Venture Capital Professionals, Young Venture Capital Forum, February 2017.



Co-author, Key Considerations for Intellectual Property License Grant Provisions, Angel Venture Fair, April 2016. 



Co-authored two chapters, J.  McLamb Treatise, Pennsylvania Corporate Law & Practice.


Speaking Engagements

Venture Capital Transactions regarding Term Sheet Negotiations, PBI seminar, 2004.



The Smart Guide to Setting up a Startup (Part 2); DailyWorth; July 10, 2015.

The Smart Guide to Setting up a Startup (Part 1); DailyWorth; May 11, 2015.

Should I Go Into Business With My Best Friend?; DailyWorth; February 9, 2015.


Speaking Engagements

Panelist in the RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Seminar – Capital Markets Update Panel 2014 and 2015.