Baruch College Date of Graduation: 1956

Major: Accounting

Country of Origin:  USA

Written by: Michael Arnold, Spring 2012

    Having had success in both his personal and work lives, Mr. Robert Cooperman, Esq. a Sigma Alpha Delta alum, fondly recalls his times at Baruch. He became friendly with a number of fellow students friends in Sigma, who were also actively involved as he was at the time but no ongoing relationships continued after graduation. His college experience of balancing a rigorous degree, extracurricular activities and outside part-time employment helped define his character and establish the groundwork for his work ethic and self-discipline. Cooperman graduated from Baruch in June of 1956 with a major in accounting.
    In the years following, Cooperman entered Law School at Columbia University, and just prior to graduating with a JD in 1959,he married his wife - now of 53 years. He had passed the first two parts of the CPA exam shortly after his graduation from Baruch, but never qualified for the second two parts because he lacked the required three years of accounting experience.
     Cooperman continued his studies, enrolling at New York University Graduate School of Law. While at NYU, Cooperman’s wife gave birth to his two sons - one in 1962 and the other in 1963. The following year he graduated with an LL.M in Taxation. His daughter was born in 1966.
   At the same time as he was starting his career, Cooperman fulfilled his military obligation - then compulsory of all males - with the New York Air National Guard and the US Air Force Reserves.
    Cooperman worked briefly for two law firms and later joined a law school classmate and others in starting his own firm - Weiner, Maidman, Goldman and Cooperman. Between the years 1966 and 2000 his firm underwent a series of changes on 10 separate occasions. Robert Cooperman is still working for his firm, which has been known as Cooperman, Lester, Miller LLP for the past 12 years. “As you might imagine we kept the stationers and sign makers quite busy between 1966 and 2000,” he remarked humorously.
    Even after 50 years Cooperman fondly recalls his times at Baruch and with Sigma Alpha Delta and looks forward to becoming reacquainted with his former classmates who share his feelings.

ed Law School at Columbia University, and just prior to graduating with a JD in 1959,he married his wife - now of 53 years. He had passed the first two parts of the CPA exam shortly after his graduation from Baruch, but never qualified for the second two parts because he lacked the required three years of accounting experience.
     Cooperman continued his studies, enrolling at New York University Graduate School of Law. While at NYU, Cooperman’s wife gave birth to his two sons - one in 1962 and the other in 1963. The following year he graduated with an LL.M in Taxation. His daughter was born in 1966.
   At the same time as he was starting his career, Cooperman fulfilled his military obligation - then compulsory of all males - with the New York Air National Guard and the US Air Force Reserves.
    Cooperman worked briefly for two law firms and later joined a law school classmate and others in starting his own firm - Weiner, Maidman, Goldman and Cooperman. Between the years 1966 and 2000 his firm underwent a series of changes on 10 separate occasions. Robert Cooperman is still working for his firm, which has been known as Cooperman, Lester, Miller LLP for the past 12 years. “As you might imagine we kept the stationers and sign makers quite busy between 1966 and 2000,” he remarked humorously.
    Even after 50 years Cooperman fondly recalls his times at Baruch and with Sigma Alpha Delta and looks forward to becoming reacquainted with his former classmates who share his feelings.

 

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