Harvey B. Cooper has counseled large and small businesses on a variety of issues since starting at AKC Law in 1976. He prides himself on understanding the corporate culture of the client, which enables him to offer practical options and advice. His practice focuses on manufacturing, retail, employment, wireless communication, commercial leases, and corporate law.
Harvey offers his clients extensive knowledge and experience on day-to-day manufacturing and retail issues, including drafting manufacturer supply agreements, licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, purchase orders, and other documents.
In his employment practice, he advises business clients on the development, implementation, and monitoring of programs for their employment procedures. He is fluent in federal and state laws impacting the workplace, such as compensation and exemption issues under the Wage and Hour laws, sexual harassment guidelines, employee drug and alcohol testing, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and discrimination in the workplace. He has extensive experience drafting employment agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, employee handbooks, employee policies and procedures, temporary staffing agreements, employment applications, and other employment-related forms and communications. He spends considerable time counseling clients on employment situations, including hiring, discipline, discharge, discrimination, compensation, and related problems.
He has presented many employment seminars in-house and to groups, including the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and the Defense Research Institute Employment Law Conference.
Harvey has over two decades of experience representing wireless telephone carriers and tower companies regarding the acquisition, zoning, and leasing of sites. He works with tower companies, and zoning authorities on wireless site issues and is involved in both the initial building and upgrading of wireless communication systems. Mr. Cooper has also counseled landowners on how to maximize revenue for leases proposed by carriers and tower companies that are not represented by him or this firm.
Harvey received his B.A. from Temple University in 1969. After serving as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Air Force, he graduated magna cum laude from the Creighton University School of Law in 1976.
He is a member of the Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute. He served on the Federal Practice Committee for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska and the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association.
Harvey is also a former director at Project Harmony and the Nebraska-Iowa Wireless Association, Beth El Synagogue, Beth Israel Synagogue and the Jewish Federation of Omaha.