Matters

  • Served as bond counsel and university counsel for various colleges and universities
  • Provided seminars to clients on various higher education topics, including FERPA, Conflict of Interest Policies, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Campus Computer Use and Employee Separation Agreements
  • Conducted an investigation into the operation of a university's student loan program related to the New York State Attorney General's activities
  • Advised a university and its executives on executive compensation in light of intermediate sanctions
  • Structured licensing arrangements between a university and for-profit enterprises
  • Successfully represented a university against a claim of defamation by a former student regarding alleged sexual abuse
  • Served as counsel for all legal matters related to the development, construction and expansion of a suburban Philadelphia college campus, including the construction of a student center, advanced technology center and art center
  • Sought recovery of approximately $14 million from a defendant securities broker and a number of other defendants arising from fraud in the sale of bond anticipation notes sold to educational institutions
  • Successfully represented a college before administrative agencies and in federal court against multiple claims of discrimination asserted by unsuccessful applicants for faculty positions
  • Successfully represented a college against claims asserted by a faculty member who challenged his discharge for sexual harassment through the grievance arbitration process and judicial appeals
  • Successfully represented a college in high-profile labor negotiations with full-time faculty, part-time faculty and non-teaching personnel resolving difficult issues concerning wages, health care and governance
  • Provided advice to a prominent urban university on a claim attacking academic freedom
  • Conducted an immigration compliance audit to ensure a university's full compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and provided training for its human resources personnel
  • Successfully obtained permanent resident status for a university professor by classifying him as an Outstanding Researcher before his temporary employment authorization expired
  • Represented a board of trustees in connection with investigation into the president of a prominent university
  • Gave libel seminars to college and university marketing, public relations and legal departments
  • Negotiated a PILOT agreement with a prominent urban university for a multimillion dollar research facility
  • Successfully enabled a university food service operation to remain non-union and ultimately be subcontracted despite repeated union organizing efforts
  • Served as counsel for all legal matters relating to the development and enhancement of a college's planned giving program and fundraising initiatives
  • Prepared 403(b), 457(f) and 457(b) compensation plans for key university executives
  • Successfully defended a university in an Office of Civil Rights investigation of Section 504 Rehabilitation Act claims
  • Successfully appealed a state agency denial of sales tax exemption for a 501(c)(3) educational foundation
  • Structured revisions to executive compensation agreements to comply with IRC Section 409(A)
  • Guided a university through the successful removal of a tenured faculty member
  • Successfully guided a university through a union organizational attempt by graduate teaching and research assistants
  • Successfully defended a university in numerous discipline and contract interpretation arbitrations
  • Successfully negotiated a university's union agreement covering 1,800+ service, maintenance and grounds employees