Educational Institutions

More than ever before, educational institutions are facing a myriad of legal, business, financial and regulatory issues.  Pullman & Comley has extensive experience helping independent schools, colleges and universities find practical, innovative and cost-effective solutions to their many challenges.

In response to our clients’ evolving needs, Pullman & Comley has established a cross-disciplinary legal team comprised of attorneys who have experience in diverse areas of the law and are dedicated to serving the unique needs of educational institutions.  Today we continue to be the only full-service law firm in Connecticut devoted primarily to representing the interests of local and regional school districts in the areas of education, labor and employment law. 

Our Educational Institution's team includes attorneys from practice areas including corporate and business, public finance, property valuation, employee benefits, technology and intellectual property, energy, real estate, environmental and land use, green development, nonprofit organizations, labor and employment, litigation, and cybersecurity, privacy and infrastructure protection.

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 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
  • Student affairs and athletics
  • Litigation and alternate dispute resolution

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