Colleges, Universities and Independent Schools

Pullman & Comley has extensive experience helping colleges, universities and independent schools find practical, innovative and cost-effective solutions to their many challenges.  We work directly with general counsel, senior management, and boards of directors and trustees to provide legal advice and representation in the areas of the law that affect these educational institutions, including:   

  •     Governance and organizational issues
  •     Statutory and regulatory compliance
  •     Contract negotiations and drafting
  •     Municipal taxation and exemption issues
  •     Endowments and institutional funds
  •     Financing of capital projects
  •     Labor and employment
  •     Employee benefits, retirement plans and executive compensation
  •     Special education issues
  •     Student discipline and residency
  •     Bidding and procurement procedures
  •     Building committee and budget referendums
  •     Teacher discipline
  •     District policies and procedures
  •     Freedom of Information requests
  •     Technology and intellectual property
  •     Privacy and data security
  •      Real estate, environmental and land use
  •      Capital projects and “green” building
  •     Energy procurement

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