We advise educational institutions on a comprehensive array of business, regulatory, technology and litigation issues. We are capable of handling the often sensitive legal issues involving students, faculty and employees that colleges, universities and other educational institutions regularly face. 

A full service firm, we are experienced advisors on technical issues that can arise in environmental law, public finance, taxation, intellectual property, estates, real estate and land use.  In addition, we are experienced in tax exempt, tax incentive and other forms of financing, as well as charitable solicitations, planned giving, estate planning, capital campaigns, pledges, endowed and restricted gifts, grant agreements and revenue generating membership programs.  

As outside general counsel, we advise clients on the fiduciary and governance responsibilities of trustees, directors and officers, and are experienced in drafting a wide array of policies including, for example, policies for Title IX, campus housing, service and therapy animals and student codes of conduct.

We are experienced in advising educational clients on, among other things:

  • Title IX violations;
  • Sexual harassment and assaults;
  • Campus safety, Clery Act, VAWA;
  • Failure to grant faculty tenure;
  • FERPA issues; 
  • Student-on-student violence.
  • Intellectual Property issues;
  • Immigration issues;
  • OSHA; and 
  • Union organizing and elections.