Higher Education

Community colleges, four-year colleges and universities don’t operate under a traditional business model, nor do they function in the same manner as many nonprofit organizations. The rules are different in education, which is why we have a team of attorneys dedicated to serving the legal needs of institutions of higher education.

We realize that government regulations for schools can be daunting, given Title IX regulations, the Clery Act, search and seizure laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information acts, just for starters. We know the laws and can help you successfully and effectively operate within their boundaries.

To help offset your rising operations costs, we can identify and secure economic incentives for expansion. And because we’re a full-service law firm, we can tackle the challenges that face schools on a daily basis, such as contract negotiations, employee benefits packages, intellectual property and patent matters, litigation and privacy issues.

Some of the services we provide to college and university clients include:
  • Charitable and planned giving guidance
  • Employment law counsel and litigation
  • Employee benefits counsel
  • Endowment administration
  • Freedom of Information Act compliance
  • Grant audit defense
  • Grievance administration and arbitration
  • HIPAA compliance
  • I-9 and Immigration law compliance
  • Information Governance
  • Information technology agreements and policies
  • Intellectual property – policies and filings
  • Insurance policy review/audits
  • Labor relations
  • Licensing issues and disputes
  • Litigation
  • Lobbying
  • Open Meetings Act compliance
  • Real estate and construction projects
  • Records Information Management
  • Title IX compliance
  • Trust and estate services
We are members of:  MiCUPA and

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