With a rare combination of big firm resources and local knowledge, McGuireWoods’ education team of nearly 100 lawyers and consultants makes the grade with unmatched skills to assist clients, including public and private K-12 schools, school divisions, charter schools, school boards, school officials and coaches, among others. We understand the litigation, legislative and regulatory environment and provide focused, client-specific solutions.
K-12 schools confront daunting issues involving parental concerns, contract rights, communications and custody fights that impact waivers, enrollment contracts and discipline. Laws specific to education clients also present challenges, such as grievance requirements for teachers in public schools, and background check requirements and mandatory reporting obligations for teachers in private schools. In addition, walking the line between politics and education is not easy for schools, as issues become increasingly polarized.
McGuireWoods’ advanced experience in schools, government agencies and private practice means we identify and address K-12 problems before they arise. The education team includes three former secretaries of education and former K-12 educators. Team members often serve as outside general counsel to K-12 clients.
The law firm’s nationwide, multidisciplinary team of attorneys works with public affairs affiliate McGuireWoods Consulting to provide 360-degree insight on education law changes that impact K-12 clients, who struggle to meet goals with dwindling resources. The team:
The team’s areas of focus include:
With a rare combination of big firm resources and local knowledge, McGuireWoods’ education team of nearly 100 lawyers and consultants makes the grade with unmatched skills to assist K-12 education clients.
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