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Cope Thomas

Cope Thomas

Contracts Expert, Attorney at Law

Homestead
Florida
Licensed in
FL
University of Florida College of Law

""excellent work and communication was great""

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About
I am a Florida licensed attorney with 18 years experience at Siemens, Teachers College Columbia University, and General Electric where I've drafted and executed billions of dollars of large, complicated, domestic and international contracts.

My focus also includes webpage terms, user agreements, web development, high tech equipment lease, sale and maintenance, independent consultant, intellectual property, confidentiality agreements (NDAs), non-compete and requests for proposals.

I'm also a contracts law and natural language processing (NLP) researcher. I produce the data sets used to train machine learning models that extract clauses
… read more from legal contracts and evaluate their accuracy.
19
Years
experience
Fortune 500 Badge

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

""excellent work and communication was great""

Need an Agreement Drafted For SaaS Business
Posted on Dec 1, 2017
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Nov 2017 5 stars rating "Very prompt and top professional!""

A lawyer to review and renew lease contract
Posted on Dec 1, 2017

Work History

Contract Reader

Owner

Jan 2013 - Present

• contracts law and natural language processing (NLP) researcher developing artificial intelligence algorithm that reads contract documents, displays risk issues, in a plain language format

Jan 2013 - Present

General Electric

Senior Contracts Manager

Sep 2008 - Sep 2012

• structured, negotiated, and implemented numerous multinational consortium agreements for construction of large infrastructure projects in the U.S., Germany, Korea, Egypt, Brazil and Australia
• successfully lead international-consortium t&cs bid for the supply of turnkey electric power to the Ichthys LNG Project
• ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world

Sep 2008 - Sep 2012

Teachers College of Columbia University

Contracts Attorney and Risk Manager

Jan 2005 - Sep 2008

• negotiated all College contracts, including supply, construction, independent consultant, IP, partnership, leases, RFPs and federal grants
• represented College interests with respect to all insurance coverage matters

Jan 2005 - Sep 2008

Teachers College of Columbia University

Lecturer

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007

Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation
• created and conducted continuing education course “The Keys to Successful Contract Negotiations”
• attended by executives, managers and professionals responsible for contract terms and conditions

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007

Siemens

Contracts Analyst

Jun 1999 - Dec 2005

• led commercial negotiations in development of over 4 billion dollars of domestic and international gas power plants
• evaluation of requests for proposals, negotiation of construction, equipment supply, operation and maintenance contracts, financial security instruments (demand bonds and letters of credit), and confidentiality agreements

Jun 1999 - Dec 2005

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