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From the classroom to the boardroom, educators and administrators face unique challenges in implementing programs and policies that often require the approval of community members and stakeholders. Clark Hill’s Education attorneys counsel clients on the legal issues that impact all facets of school operations.

Public and intermediate school districts, independent schools, community colleges, and universities seek our team’s counsel for legal issues that impact all facets of school operations. Our team understands that overcoming obstacles to progress often means interacting appropriately with and before various stakeholders in a community, such as unions and parent groups.

Our group stays on top of the evolving world of education law and proactively serves clients by providing legal updates and in-services on pertinent legal developments that impact their district and students. The breadth of our Education practice, as well as our geographic reach and state-of-the-art technology, enables us to consistently deliver the specific legal advice and service our education clients need to successfully manage operations.

Our experience in serving education clients is comprehensive and includes:

  • Human resources management
  • Employee and student discipline
  • Faculty tenure
  • Collective bargaining agreements and negotiation
  • Residency
  • Subpoenas
  • Board governance, bylaws, and policies
  • Special education and disability law
  • Title IX compliance
  • Taxation
  • School funding, finance, investment, and lines of credit
  • Permissible expenditure of funds
  • Procurement and purchasing
  • Governmental and legislative affairs
  • Intergovernmental agreements
  • Real estate and construction
  • Insurance
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Trusts and foundations
  • Bonds and notes
  • Civil rights
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Open Meetings Act (OMA)
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Law enforcement
  • Intellectual property protection