Hodgson Russ Partnership
John J. Christopher, Jeffrey F. Swiatek, Karl W. Kristoff, David A. Farmelo
Row one: Lura Hess Bechtel, Brendan P. Kelleher, Karl W. Kristoff; row two: Elizabeth D. Carlson, Michael B. Risman, John J. Christopher; row three: Peter C. Godfrey, Anne Smith Simet, F. William Gray, III; row four: John A. Alessi, Michael E. Maxwell; row five: Peter K. Bradley, Ryan L. Everhart; row six: Paul I. Perlman, Benjamin M. Zuffranieri
Hodgson Russ LLP, which provides high-quality legal services to help school clients establish the best possible educational and work environments, is pleased to support the important work of the Western New York Educational Service Council.
Over the past 30 years, our attorneys have advised on the operations and employment matters of school districts and legal issues involving students. Our attorneys have extensive experience in every aspect of education law, including:
Administration of collective negotiations agreements in school districts and the Taylor Law
Constitutional issues, including due process, search and seizure, and the First Amendment
Contingency budgets in New York State
Discipline of classified and certified employees
Environmental law matters
Federal and state civil rights laws
Grievance administration and arbitration
New York civil service issues
New York State and federal laws generally affecting public schools
Public Officers Law
Regulations and decisions of the New York State Commissioner of Education
Rehabilitation Act (§504) and Americans with Disabilities Act
School building construction, closings, sales, and leases
School transportation issues
Student rights and discipline
Tax issues pertaining to wages and benefits
Tort liability of school districts and officials
The Education Law Practice Group attorneys present several annual seminars, conferences, and customized workshops for clients.
For more information about Hodgson Russ, please go to www.hodgsonruss.com. For in-depth school-law information, go to www.hodgsonruss.com/schoolnet/.