Educational Law

As part of our Education Law practice, we represent individuals involved with public and/or private school matters including but not limited to students, teachers, administrators, board members, and civil servants. We advise and represent clients concerning the multitude of legal issues that may arise under the New York State Education Law, Civil Service Law, Public Officers Law and the Federal education and civil rights laws. Our attorneys are experienced in handling the following matters:

  • Labor and employment issues involving tenure and seniority
  • General Litigation matter with School Districts
  • Student rights and discipline
  • Section XI Athletic Matters
  • Grievance administration and arbitration under collective bargaining agreements
  • Administration of collective bargaining agreements under the Taylor Law
  • Constitutional issues concerning due process, search and seizures, and First Amendment rights
  • Special education issues
  • Public use of facilities
  • Regulations and decisions of the New York State Commissioner of Education
  • Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Government contracts including bidding and purchasing matters
  • Student residency issues
  • Board of education powers and duties
Our practice concentrates on protecting the individual rights of educators and students. Because of our size and dedicated team approach to handling matters; each client is always able to speak with someone at our Law Firm who knows them and their case individually.