Educational institutions can expect to confront the usual legal issues encountered by other successful businesses. However, unlike other business sectors, almost any legal matter can affect the image of the institution in the community it serves, as well as its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The ability to see beyond the immediate ramifications of any given problem is critical to the viability of the institution.

Morrison Mahoney’s education law attorneys serve the needs of public and private secondary schools, colleges, universities, and technical training institutes.  At a time when campus issues are often front-page news, our attorneys are committed to responding rapidly to crisis situations. Our extensive resources and ten office locations throughout the Northeast support our responsiveness.

Our attorneys have practical experience in all higher education law issues including:

  • Labor and employment
  • Employer’s liability claims
  • Real estate acquisition and management
  • Insurance
  • Corporate and charitable filings
  • Student discipline
  • Campus security
  • Sexual Assault
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Transportation
  • Student Health Care matters
  • Title IX


We are well-versed in special education law, including Massachusetts General Law Chapter 71B, the accompanying state regulations, and all applicable Federal laws including Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), No Child Left Behind Act, and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Our attorneys routinely provide consultation in cases involving both public and private schools. In addition, we routinely offer special education basic rights seminars to schools and parent advocacy groups across the Commonwealth.

We have practical experience in all aspects of special education/K-12 education law, including:

  • Assisting with the development of Individualized Education Program (IEPs)
  • Negotiating settlements between school districts and parents for alternative placements
  • Resolving disputes through mediation and other forms of dispute resolution
  • Litigating due process hearings with the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA)

Our attorneys also have experience in other school law matters, including:

  • Disciplinary appeals
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Safety concerns
  • Student Records

For more information about our Education law practice or how we can assist you, please contact any of our education law attorneys.

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