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Higher Education

Education is the best gift you could ever receive, because once you have it, no one can ever take it from you.

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Education is the best gift you could ever receive, because once you have it, no one can ever take it from you. The Higher Education Law group serves the unique needs of institutions of higher learning including:

  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Trade, Career, and Vocational schools

Our lawyers are experienced in representing institutions of higher education on the myriad of issues that they face in carrying out their educational mission. We regularly work with clients on a broad range of critical issues including:

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Tenure
  • Title IX
  • Clery Act Reporting
  • Endowments and Fiduciary Requirements
  • Governance
  • Campus Crime Reporting
  • First Amendment Issues

Litigation

For disputes that cannot be resolved without resorting to litigation, institutions need aggressive and seasoned courtroom representation. Our litigators have significant experience representing our clients before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and in mediation and arbitration hearings.

Contracts

We offer our higher education clients full service contract review and negotiation.

Finance & Investment

We counsel our higher education clients on the financial issues that affect their business objectives including:

  • Tax exempt financing and conventional loan transactions.
  • Fiduciary issues.
  • Planned giving arrangements.
  • Compensation and retirement plans.
  • Endowments

Governance

We assist our clients in governance issues including compliance, policy, and ethical considerations.

Serving our clients successfully since 1900

The same attributes that have anchored over a century of success are still our guiding principles today.

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