For more than 50 years, Fox has been a leader in helping Pennsylvania school districts identify creative solutions to a full range of education law, employment and financing challenges.

As one of the largest Education Law Groups in the Commonwealth, we are located across multiple regional offices and provide full-service guidance to various K-12 institutions and districts. Fox attorneys currently represent more than 50 school districts in the region and serve as solicitors to public and private schools, as well as special counsels to numerous school entities and intermediate units.

Our attorneys are well-versed in handling matters related to the laws governing Pennsylvania schools. We have extensive knowledge of the School Code and the School Board’s policy-making role, and our team has navigated almost every issue affecting school districts in our decades of representation:

  • Construction
  • Bond financing/traditional financing
  • First Amendment issues
  • Governance
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment
  • Special education
  • Student/parent issues
  • Tax assessments

We have negotiated hundreds of professional employee and support staff contracts. Our experience includes significant successes in negotiating groundbreaking contracts for school districts, which have positioned numerous school entities for growth and development. We even handled the first binding arbitration for teachers’ contract negotiations in Pennsylvania under Act 88 of 1992.

Our education attorneys are backed by the comprehensive resources of a national firm with 950 attorneys providing services in corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax, litigation and more. We are able to draw upon these extensive capacities to provide our school district clients nuanced counsel in virtually every discipline that may impact the operation of a school entity, all while offering specialized attention on a personalized basis.