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Berwyn, Illinois 60402
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School Law

School Law

Our Firm represents elementary and high school districts, community colleges and institutions of private learning in all matters. Our representation includes the areas of labor and employment, special education, student discipline and residency, governing procedures and policies, transactional and contractual issues, and litigation initiated via administrative agencies or state/federal court. Our Firm specializes in labor negotiations with unions for the purpose of entering into and extending collective bargaining agreements, negotiating contracts for individuals who are not represented by a union or bargaining representative, the administrators and other employees who are in the management of the educational entity and contract employees or employment agencies tasked with providing employees who perform specific services. Our Firm’s attorneys advise our clients on the interpretation and implementation of the client’s policies and procedures while maintaining compliance with local, state and federal administrative regulations and statutes. The vast experience of our school law attorneys allows us to assist our clients in all areas of school law.

Areas of Experience

  • Policy and procedure drafting and revision
  • Labor negotiations with unions for the purpose of collective bargaining agreements
  • Negotiations of administrator contracts and employment agreements
  • Grievance defense
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Administrative agency filings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board and Illinois Department of Labor
  • Mediations and arbitrations
  • Federal and State court litigation
  • Student discipline matters
  • Student residency issues
  • Special education law
  • Land purchasing and development
  • Construction contracts
  • Vendor contracts
  • Service agreements
  • Competitive bidding, including request for proposals/qualifications, specifications and awards