David J. Cooper
David J. Cooper rarely tells a client what to do. Instead, he presents them with options, helps them understand the potential impact of each one, and then assists in making an informed decision best suited to their situation. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, David works closely with his client to implement the decision. But in each case, the goal is the same; to maximize his clients’ return on their investment of both money and time.
David has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and has worked with closely- held businesses and individuals in a wide range of industries, including: healthcare, real estate development, construction, distribution, fitness, manufacturing, insurance, professional services and retail.
He began his career in 1978 at his family’s firm, Cooper & Company P.C. In 2012 David and his brother, Bill, merged Cooper & Company into Walter & Shuffain and he became a shareholder at W&S.
In addition to David's role as a trusted business advisor, David also helps his clients manage their IT. Whether it is recommending software or providing support, David helps clients apply technology to increase their efficiency.
In his free time, David’s greatest joy is spending time with his family. He and his wife, Linda, were married the day after they graduated college in 1978. Their daughter, and son, daughter- in-law and grandson, all live in the greater Boston area. The family enjoys spending time at their home in Florida and on vacation in Aruba. David and his wife also enjoy traveling to countries with interesting histories. David's hobbies include scuba diving, swimming, riding bikes and motorcycles and doing home improvement projects around the house. He’s even been known to skydive!
David is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and holds a BS in accounting. He later earned a Masters in Taxation from Bentley University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.