At Helsell Fetterman we understand the many layers of complexity you face in education issues and disputes. With so many parties and interests to manage, a true solution demands an exceptional understanding of both the law and the politics at stake.
We focus on providing you with representation that combines smart legal tactics with practical insights about real-world factors. Serving as trusted advisors throughout your proceedings, our attorneys help you manage and anticipate the many demands placed upon you.
Our expertise includes the representation of private and public educational institutions, K-12 or otherwise. Our attorneys specialize in higher education matters related to governance, conduct and discipline, charters and by-laws, and exit arrangements.
Prevention and Compliance
The education and employment landscapes can move rapidly. Our preventive services allow you to proactively address employee and student issues. These services include drafting, reviewing or advising on contracts, enrollment agreements, field trip and foreign travel preparations and documentation, applications, handbooks, and manuals for students, employees and faculty.
Our training sessions address discrimination, accommodation, harassment, boundary invasion, preventing misconduct, contract issues, and various types of torts, including assault, battery, invasion of privacy and defamation.
Defense and Resolution
When a legal claim arises, we are able to defend the matter in civil court, administrative proceedings and private alternative dispute resolution. We are also experienced and prepared to assist in bringing the threads of a heavily defended legal claim to resolution.
Our firm is prepared to address your additional needs in areas of labor relations, real estate transactions and legacy planning.