On the cutting edge of education

Education law stands at the crossroads of pedagogy and politics.  Our team reaches across disciplines to help our clients reach their goals and think ahead.

  • We provide boots-on-the-ground holistic representation for large and small public school districts, colleges and universities, and education service providers to serve your legal needs.

  • Our education professionals serve as thought leaders, and partner with other thought leaders, to influence educational policy and implement best practices.

  • We have worked with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, administrative tribunals, and federal courts to achieve optimal results for our clients.

A commitment to excellence in education

Our team members are not just attorneys; they are professionals deeply committed to helping clients achieve excellent outcomes for children.  We include a former U.S. Secretary of Education and Governor of South Carolina, as well as teachers, professors, and trustees of higher education institutions.  Our clients have an overarching mission – educating America's children.  Our experience and deep commitment to this mission gives us perspective and the ability to serve our clients and help them accomplish their objectives.

Counsel for clients across the spectrum of matters

  • Facilities and operations, including construction, land acquisition, and tax/public financing

  • Governance and policy

  • Labor and employment

  • Executive compensation

  • Litigation, including constitutional and public sector issues

  • Special education and disability

  • Student issues, such as constitutional civil rights, OCR, Title IX

Multidisciplinary team means wide-ranging experience

  • Governance and policy professionals

  • Real estate, finance, and tax counsel

  • Labor and employment attorneys

  • State and federal regulatory compliance experience

  • Litigators

  • Access to multidisciplinary attorneys across the firm

Representing clients throughout the education space, from school districts, to colleges and universities, to foundations and private service providers

  • Outside General Counsel to large public school districts (250,000+ students)

  • Colleges and universities

  • Higher education executives

  • Non-profit foundations and boards

  • Private education service providers

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