Practice Areas & Industries: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

 





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Serving for many years as counsel to school and college boards, the education lawyers on our Education Law Team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer have become trusted legal advisors in education, representing a broad range of both public and private systems and institutions Statewide.

The Education Law Team offers substantial experience in all areas of the often complex laws affecting schools today, from the pre-school level through the college level.  The firm serves its education clients as general counsel, special education counsel, human resources counsel, construction counsel, labor negotiator and bond counsel.

Our Education Law Services

It is widely recognized that our education lawyers render practical and dependable legal advice to our clients in an effective and efficient manner.  The firm has built a strong reputation in a wide variety of education-related matters, including:

  • New school board accountability laws and regulations
  • Special education (classification, due process hearings and appeals)
  • Employment law
  • School Ethics Act
  • Open Public Meetings Act and Open Public Records Act
  • Labor contract negotiations
  • Labor grievances
  • Tenure acquisition and seniority entitlement
  • Arbitration
  • Job action/strike remedies
  • Student and employee discipline
  • Bond referenda and school bond or note issuances
  • Lease-purchase financing
  • "Green" energy solutions
  • Pupil transportation
  • Jointure agreements
  • Pupil residency
  • Real estate matters
  • School board elections
  • Sales of school property
  • School construction
  • Vendor and professional services contracts
  • Budgetary matters
  • AHERA (asbestos identification and abatement compliance)

The education lawyers lecture extensively on school law topics and author articles on current school law issues.  Our Team routinely provides in-service training sessions for teachers, administrators and other staff at the request of our school board clients.  We provide, for example, in-service training on practical applications of the law of sexual harassment/diversity, labor matters, IDEA, Section 504, special education identification, evaluation, classification and placement issues, pupil records, student discipline, and search and seizure. At Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, our education lawyers’ broad range of experience and expertise is matched by our efforts to ensure responsiveness to our clients' needs.


 

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