We represent teachers and students, and also serve as outside counsel to private schools, colleges and public school districts. Our education law services include:
We handle student issues for schools and colleges, including discipline, academic matters, FERPA, health, physical and psychological disabilities, alcohol and drugs, and sexual harassment.
We counsel and defend college students facing Title IX investigations and campus discipline for charges including drug activity, academic dishonesty, and sexual misconduct. Sometimes the college proceedings can expose students to criminal consequences, and we are experienced in coordinating the defense to achieve the best results in both the criminal and college arenas.
On behalf of educational institutions, we draft and review faculty contracts and severance agreements, and provide advice on hiring, performance and tenure review, discipline, and discharge.
We also represent public and private school and college teachers and faculty members in the negotiation of contracts and severance agreements, and in matters of discipline, discharge, and denial of tenure.
We assist educational institutions with issues of strategic planning, presidential transition and governing board relations, accreditation, curricular revision, staff and faculty reorganization and reductions-in-force, campus security, crisis management, and training on harassment and other issues.
Handbooks and Policies
We have extensive experience in drafting and revising student handbooks, faculty handbooks, non-faculty employee handbooks, sexual harassment policies, releases, and student health forms.
Business and Financial
We handle all types of corporate, business and financial matters, such as contract issues, labor and employment, and financing.
Our attorneys handle litigation in all subject matters, as well as manage complex litigation. We also assess institutional liability and insurance coverage.