Edward Cooper joined Gurney, Becker & Bourne in early April 2014. A licensed attorney and real estate Associate Broker, he has sold residential real estate and land in Western New York since January 2008.
Edward is English, born and educated in the U.K. He has lived in Western New York since 1979. He has owned homes in West Seneca, East Aurora, and the City of Buffalo (where he currently resides); his son (now an adult) was at school in Orchard Park. He has listed and sold properties throughout the area, including in Buffalo, Amherst, Williamsville, Tonawanda, Clarence, Lockport, Newfane, Hamburg, Derby, Boston, Colden, Orchard Park, East Aurora, Marilla, Wales and Concord.
Edward understands that for most people, at most times, buying or selling a home occurs as part of a major life transition, and that as an agent, it is crucial to listen and to understand his clients’ needs and wants, and to act at all times in their best interests. He has experience helping buyers and sellers in a wide variety of situations, and takes great pleasure in doing so.
After obtaining a Ph.D. from Oxford University, Edward did research in endocrinology at the U.B. Medical School from 1980 to 1988. He then attended U.B. Law School, and practiced law from 1992 to 2005 (including for seven years with Buffalo’s largest law firm, Hodgson Russ, LLP). He taught at the Law School from 2005 to 2007. He no longer practices as an attorney, but retains his license and is a member in good standing of the Erie County Bar Association.
Edward is a music lover, and for ten years was a member of the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival organizing committee. He plays guitar, and has been in various folk and folk-rock bands in Buffalo. He has a long-standing interest in conservation of wildlife and the natural world. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Central and Western New York Chapter of the Nature Conservancy for many years, and has worked as a volunteer for Great Lakes United.