Meet the Team

Attorney – William Cope

Attorney – William Cope

Mr. Cope commenced practicing law in 1985 in the areas of business, real estate, commercial law and litigation.  Mr. Cope was introduced to Bankruptcy law in 1986 when he represented Leroy Bergstrom, Chapter 11 trustee in In re Lemons and Associates, Inc., which at the time was the largest commercial bankruptcy case pending in the state of Nevada1.  Over the years Mr. Cope has handled thousands of bankruptcy cases including all types of debtor and creditor cases.  Some of the more significant cases are as follows:

  • In re Lemons and Associates – Trustee’s counsel; as listed above
  • In re Robert L Helms Construction – Debtor’s counsel;
  • In re Newton(Wayne) – major secured creditor’s counsel; and
  • In re Washington Group International Inc. – major secured creditor’s counsel.

Mr. Cope has since practiced in all areas of Bankruptcy law representing debtors, creditors and trustees in both business and personal bankruptcy cases. Over the years Mr. Cope has achieved a high rate of success in representing his clients in these matters.

Education

Mr. Cope graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in May 1981.  Mr. Cope obtained his law degree from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio graduating with honors in 1985.

1.  Approximately $55 million was returned to creditors in the Lemons case.

Paralegal – Gary Robison

Paralegal – Gary Robison

Gary works closely with each and every client to provide a smooth process of documentation preparation, and a relatively stress-free experience. He keeps in close contact to guide every step of the way. In conjunction with Mr Cope, he presents the situation to the assigned Trustee in a clear and concise manner so as to expedite the case and make the Meeting of Creditors a short and productive meeting. Clients typically receive their Discharge in a minimal time frame, so they can move on with their lives and put the past behind them.

Education

Graduated 1976 University of North Florida, Bachelor of Business Administration
Graduated 1989 Houston Community College, Associate of Applied Science in Legal Assistant Technology, with honors Phi Theta Kappa
Received certification as Certified Legal Assistant 1990 by National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc