Robinson Bradshaw understands the particular challenges educational institutions face, and we have substantial experience solving our clients' problems in this unique and rapidly changing sector. We work to understand your institution's culture, and we then approach issues with an interdisciplinary team of lawyers who leverage their expertise and insight in a wide variety of subject matters ranging from Title IX to tax laws and from employment disputes to eminent domain.

Our team includes lawyers with a background in higher education, and we know the sector's goals differ from other nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies. We guide clients through complex questions regarding employment law, finance, tax, real estate and complex litigation matters.

Some of the entities we serve:

  • Private colleges and universities
  • Public colleges and universities
  • Private secondary schools
  • Public teaching hospital
  • Charter schools
  • Scholarship foundations and other school-affiliated nonprofits
  • Education-affiliated investment funds
  • Athletic conferences

Clients call on us to assist with:

  • Title IX compliance and sexual misconduct guidance
  • Employment counseling, litigation prevention and defense
  • Federal regulatory compliance assistance (e.g., Title VII, FMLA, ADA, FERPA, Clery Act)
  • Student and faculty disciplinary proceedings
  • Faculty tenure proceedings
  • Dispute resolution (litigation and pre-litigation)
  • Internal and governmental investigations
  • Insurance and risk mitigation analysis
  • Land use and real estate guidance
  • Transactional services
  • Nonprofit and foundation formation and administration
  • Bond issuances for tax-exempt financing


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