Educational institutions face increasingly complex demographic, financial, technological and regulatory challenges. Given the fast pace at which these developments occur – and the barrage of legal demands they create – it is crucial for educational organizations to respond effectively on a variety of fronts. For instance:
Is your educational institution positioned to succeed?
Holland & Knight was one of the first U.S. law firms to establish a legal team devoted to serving educational institutions, and we now have one of the largest teams of education lawyers in the country. With more than two decades of experience counseling clients across the industry – including colleges, universities, independent schools, school districts, charter schools, private elementary schools, vocational and for-profit institutions, fraternities and sororities, accrediting agencies, museums and foundations – we have a deep familiarity with the highly specific issues faced by our clients. We often serve as an outside general counsel for institutions without in-house legal departments. As part of a global law firm, we are also able to provide experienced counsel in matters that extend beyond traditional education law.
The combination of our thorough knowledge, extensive experience and sincere commitment to provide responsive service is why educational institutions rely on our Education Team to handle their legal needs.
One reason we understand the varied issues faced by educational institutions is that we actively recruit attorneys with education and education law experience. The Holland & Knight team includes lawyers who have held high-ranking positions in the U.S. Department of Education and state education agencies, and have served as counsel to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. We also write extensively on education law. For example, we literally wrote the book on “Campus Safety and Security” for the College and University Law Manual published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2012 ed.) and the Corporate Compliance Answer Book 2014, published by the Practising Law Institute. We also publish electronic "Education Alerts" on breaking education law issues.
Members of our team have been recognized among the top legal professionals in the country by prominent publications and organizations:
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