Educational institutions, like any public agency, are challenged to operate under applicable federal, state and local laws with limited resources and support. They are set apart, though, from typical government organizations, having the charge to educate and nurture students while complying with strict regulations.
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McCormick Barstow provides comprehensive, cost-effective legal solutions for public and private K-12 schools, school districts, county offices of education, community colleges and universities, special education local plan areas, and education foundations. We partner with our educational clients, listening carefully to the issues and working collaboratively to develop practical and legal options and solutions.
Education law deals with public and private institutions at all levels – primary, secondary, and higher education. A comprehensive practice encompasses public finance, labor and employment, special education, taxation, real estate, litigation, intellectual property, and environmental and regulatory law.
Our school district clients benefit from our cross-disciplinary approach to service. Our education attorneys work closely with members of our highly regarded real estate, environmental, public entity, labor, and construction practices. We regularly provide our clients with a wide variety of services.
Attorneys serving school districts assist in drafting policies and procedures, offer customized training programs to help manage risk, and advocate our clients’ interests before governing bodies and in court. We stay current on the latest issues, trends and legal developments, analyzing their implications and strategizing with clients to resolve matters before legal problems ensue.
When litigation proves necessary or is the best course of action, McCormick Barstow lawyers vigorously represent clients at the state and federal levels, including in appellate courts. We also represent our school district clients in mediations and settlement conferences.