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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    West Chester, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Education Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Lubbock, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Athens, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Education Law
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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Guy R. Colson was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Guy R. Colson

Fowler Bell PLLC
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Government Relations Practice Education Law
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  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care Education Law
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Education Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Education Law Employment Law - Individuals
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Education Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice Education Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Corporate Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Education Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Education Law Employment Law - Management Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Education Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Education Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio Ocilla, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Employment Law - Management Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Immigration Law Education Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Education Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Education Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Education Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Education Law Employment Law - Management
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Margaret Coughlin LePage was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Margaret Coughlin LePage

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Education Law Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Education Law Oil and Gas Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Lubbock, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Education Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Litigation - Real Estate Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Water Law Insurance Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Education Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Education Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Education Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Education Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Education Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Education Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Education Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Newton, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Education Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Education Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Education Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Amarillo, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Education Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Education Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Insurance Law Government Relations Practice Education Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Employment Law - Individuals Education Law Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Education Law
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Education Law
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  • Location:
    Newington, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Education Law Employment Law - Management First Amendment Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Education Law Litigation - Insurance
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Education Law Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Union Education Law Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Practice Area Definition

Education Law Definition

Education law deals with public and private institutions at all levels – primary, secondary, and higher education. A comprehensive practice encompasses public finance, labor and employment, special education, taxation, real estate, litigation, intellectual property, and environmental and regulatory law. 

Areas of coverage for public education (pre-Kindergarten – 12) typically include:
  • Board organization/operations – ethics issues, sunshine laws, public records requests, and the development/revision of policies.
  • Construction – public improvements, architect and construction contracts, competitive bidding documents and procedures.
  • Federal and state employment laws – Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, Title IX, Americans With Disabilities Act, OSHA, workers’ compensation, reductions-in force, health benefits, pensions/retirement plans, tax sheltered annuities, evaluations, employment contracts.
  • Financing – counseling and supervision of proceedings for debt and lease-based financing of capital improvements and for cash-flow financings including state law, federal tax, and securities law analysis and assistance.
  • Labor relations and collective bargaining – employee grievances, arbitration, unfair labor practice claims, union negotiations, fact-findings, and impasse/strike preparations.
  • Acquisition and disposition of property – office equipment, energy conservation measures, and the leasing, purchase, and sale of property.
  • Special education law – counseling on compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, attendance at Individualized Education Program meetings, mediations, and due process hearings, staff training, legislative involvement, and court appeals.
  • Student rights and responsibilities – custody, residency, transportation, discipline, student records/privacy, first amendment issues, and tuition.
  • Territory transfers – procedures for district reorganization including annexation, consolidation and transfer.
For higher education institutions, many lawyers and firms act as general counsel. Areas of involvement include:
  • Board of trustee meetings, functions, and resolutions
  • Bond financing
  • Bylaws, faculty guidelines and administrative manuals
  • Litigation over testamentary gifts
  • Executive compensation
  • Development, fundraising, and implementation of gifts
  • Taxation of income from ancillary sources
  • Intellectual property ownership and licensing

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Education law deals with public and private institutions at all levels – primary, secondary, and higher education. A comprehensive practice encompasses public finance, labor and employment, special education, taxation, real estate, litigation, intellectual property, and environmental and regulatory law. 

Areas of coverage for public education (pre-Kindergarten – 12) typically include:
  • Board organization/operations – ethics issues, sunshine laws, public records requests, and the development/revision of policies.
  • Construction – public improvements, architect and construction contracts, competitive bidding documents and procedures.
  • Federal and state employment laws – Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, Title IX, Americans With Disabilities Act, OSHA, workers’ compensation, reductions-in force, health benefits, pensions/retirement plans, tax sheltered annuities, evaluations, employment contracts.
  • Financing – counseling and supervision of proceedings for debt and lease-based financing of capital improvements and for cash-flow financings including state law, federal tax, and securities law analysis and assistance.
  • Labor relations and collective bargaining – employee grievances, arbitration, unfair labor practice claims, union negotiations, fact-findings, and impasse/strike preparations.
  • Acquisition and disposition of property – office equipment, energy conservation measures, and the leasing, purchase, and sale of property.
  • Special education law – counseling on compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, attendance at Individualized Education Program meetings, mediations, and due process hearings, staff training, legislative involvement, and court appeals.
  • Student rights and responsibilities – custody, residency, transportation, discipline, student records/privacy, first amendment issues, and tuition.
  • Territory transfers – procedures for district reorganization including annexation, consolidation and transfer.
For higher education institutions, many lawyers and firms act as general counsel. Areas of involvement include:
  • Board of trustee meetings, functions, and resolutions
  • Bond financing
  • Bylaws, faculty guidelines and administrative manuals
  • Litigation over testamentary gifts
  • Executive compensation
  • Development, fundraising, and implementation of gifts
  • Taxation of income from ancillary sources
  • Intellectual property ownership and licensing