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Charter Schools

Charter Schools require a detailed, integrated expertise in many areas of law.


We represent charter schools in every area they require, including but not limited to labor and employment, school law, charter school law, municipal compliance, and all areas of potential litigation 

Labor & employment: 

  • Union organization attempts 

  • Collective bargaining and Taylor Law compliance    

  • PERB proceedings

  • Student handbook review, revision and drafting

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  • Americans With Disabilities Act

  • Family Medical Leave Act 

  • New York’s Whistle-blower Act 

  • National Labor Relations Act 

  • Fair Labor Standards Act

  • NY Wage Theft Prevention Act

  • payroll Compliance 

  • employment contracts

  • employee handbook development

  • employment policies on sexual harassment

  • employee discipline

  • drug testing policies

  • employment references

  • unemployment claims

  • severance and release procedures and agreements

  • non-compete and trade secret protection 

  • non-solicitation agreements

  • retirement benefits

  • staff and teacher evaluation and discipline 

All areas of School Law, Charter School and Municipal Compliance, including but not limited to:

  • employee and student handbooks

  • education law compliance

  • Standardized Testing

  • student discipline, both process and sentencing 

  • special education and IEP rights

  • student accommodations 

  • FERPA compliance and student privacy concerns

  • FOIL compliance

  • Open meetings law

  • board function and ethics requirements

  • charter school funding and financing

  • cohort reporting

  • charter renewal

  • charter applications and approval

  • zoning matters, including permits, licenses and variances

  • construction contracts


All areas of potential litigation including but not limited to:

  • contract drafting, negotiation & enforcement

  • all matters of E&O defense

  • student injury

  • student and family privacy

  • student records and records access

  • student investigatory searches

  • freedom of speech issues

  • all other areas of constitutional tort defense

  • attendance issues 

  • commissioner of education appeals and proceedings

  • student Due Process

  • suspensions, expulsions and other disciplinary matters 

We work efficiently, withing your budget, and we work with your insurance carrier to stretch your policy as far as possible.