We represent public schools, independent schools, charter schools, and colleges and universities. Our practice encompasses the full gamut of education law issues, from student and family issues – including special education, student discipline, bullying, residency disputes, pupil records access, First Amendment and technology-related issues – through human resources, administrative and business office concerns.
Our education law work also regularly includes counseling on such employment matters as reorganizations, hiring, reductions in force, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, tenure hearings and termination. We are often asked to represent our clients’ interests in a variety of labor matters including collective negotiations, grievance arbitrations, scope of negotiations petitions and unfair practice charge proceedings. Our attorneys possess considerable litigation experience. While we strive to help our clients avoid litigation, when it becomes necessary, we have the expertise to handle any litigious situation.
For more than 20 years, Independent Schools, their Trustees, Heads of School, CFO’s and other administrators have relied upon our representation for assistance with all facets of school operations. Our attorneys have a tremendous depth of experience and practical approach to dealing with the issues faced by Independent Schools. We represent Independent Schools of all sizes, denominations and educational philosophies throughout New Jersey. Our experience and familiarity with the needs of Independent Schools enhances our ability to provide legal services efficiently and expeditiously, yet with individualized attention.
The relationship between the Independent School community, the Trustees and its Head of School is fundamental to the success of the entire Organization. A strong Head of School is at the core of that relationship. Our attorneys routinely counsel our clients on initiating, perpetuating and transitioning that relationship. Managing employment issues is one of the most complex issues facing Independent Schools. Our attorneys provide proactive legal advice and solutions to address the myriad of laws and regulations facing Independent Schools. We regularly appear in both Federal and State court. While we strive to help our clients avoid litigation, when it becomes necessary, we have the expertise to handle any litigious situation.
When it comes to education law issues, our experienced team of attorneys has seen it all. We recognize that frequently Heads of School and school administrators require quick, informed and definitive answers when problems arise. Our experience and commitment to excellence allows us to deliver on a school’s commitment to excellence.