Serena Baig Cooper is an associate attorney with COOPER I COONS, Ltd. Serena works primarily in the areas of estate planning and asset protection. She advises clients as to matters such as retirement planning, business succession, separate property planning, and charitable giving, all as part of an integrated estate plan. Serena is also experienced in trust and probate litigation as well as tax issues with the IRS. Serena received her law degree from Duke University and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Serena began her career in her hometown of Las Vegas, where she began working as an associate attorney for the law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson, LLP in the areas of civil litigation, probate and trust administration, and estate planning. In 2007, Serena left McDonald Carano Wilson to move to Boston, Massachusetts where she worked full time at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. As an Appeals Officer for the Massachusetts DOR, Serena conducted hearings with taxpayers and their representatives in order to evaluate and resolve disputed tax matters concerning both federal and Massachusetts individual, corporate, estate, and fiduciary income tax issues. She also attended Boston University School of Law in the evenings and obtained her Master of Laws (L.L.M.) in Taxation with an emphasis in Estate Planning in January, 2010.
Having lived in the Dominican Republic for three years with her family, Serena speaks Spanish fluently. She is admitted to practice law in Nevada, California, and Massachusetts.
- “Year-end Estate, Gift, and Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Planning: The End of an Era?,” co-authored with Jeremy K. Cooper, Silver State CPA, December 2012.