Anne Reynolds Copps of Albany (Copps DiPaola) has been awarded the New York State Bar
Association Real Property Law Section Professionalism Award.
The award honors an accomplished lawyer who personifies appreciation for the profession through
efforts like mentoring younger attorneys and state and local bar association involvement. Copps was
presented the award January 26 during the Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in New York City.
“Anne Reynolds Copps is the lawyer the rest of us aspire to be when we grow up. She is the
consummate professional—ethical, compassionate, knowledgeable, collegial, generous, dedicated to
representing her clients with the utmost integrity, and a contributor to her community in ways large and
small, without fanfare or grandstanding,” said Section Chair Mindy H. Stern of New York City
(Schwartz, Sladkus, Reich, Greenberg, Atlas).
“The Real Property Law Section is proud to call Anne a colleague, and delighted to have had the
opportunity to bestow upon her its highest achievement award.”
Copps handles real estate closings, lease negotiation, landlord tenant disputes, and foreclosures. Her
practice includes drafting wills, trusts and health care proxies; legal gender changes for transgender
individuals; student discipline defense; and adoption.
Copps was previously a partner at Martin, Shudt, Wallace, DiLorenzo, Copps & Johnson from 1984 to
1995 before starting her own practice. In 2014, her daughter joined her practice as partner.
Copps is a past chair of the State Bar Association’s Real Property Section and leads its subcommittee on
Not-For-Profit Entities. She is president of New York Attorneys for Adoption and Family Formation,
treasurer of Friends of the Rensselaer County Family Court Children’s Center, treasurer of Adoptive
Families of the Capital Region, and also serves The Legal Project and the community of Mechanicville at
a monthly free legal clinic.
Copps graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Albany and is a graduate of Albany Law School.
The 72,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the
nation. It was founded in 1876.
Contact: Christian Nolan