Practice Area Details

Education Law

In the expansive field of education law, our expertise as general and labor counsel to boards of education has provided us with the ability to extend representation in all aspects of the field, including public contracting law, labor law and negotiations, employment law, employee disciplinary matters, discrimination claims and investigations, construction issues, student discipline, tenure, residency, special education, employee leave issues, public records issues and Americans with Disabilities Act issues.  We work with school district board members, superintendents, and administrative personnel to effectively protect the board's economic and legal interests.

We serve as General Counsel to the East Rutherford Board of Education.  We have served as General Counsel to the Clifton Board of Education from 1992 to 2009, the Union City Board of Education from 2000 to 2007 and as Special Counsel to the Kearny Board of Education. The Firm has appeared before the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressing the constitutionality of the New Jersey Charter School Act in Re: Charter School Application of Englewood, et al, 164 N.J. 316 (2000). The Firm also successfully represented the Clifton Board of Education in a precedent setting Appellate Division case entitled Board of Education of the City of Clifton v. Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of Clifton, 409 N.J. Super. 389 (App. Div. 2009).

Attorneys in the Firm also regularly appear before the Superior Court of New Jersey, United States Federal Courts, the Department of Education and the New Jersey Office of Administrative law on a variety of school law related issues.