Education Law

The legal requirements of educational institutions are many and diverse, including business and financial affairs, corporate governance, human resources, student and faculty rights and discipline, and regulatory compliance. MacDonald Illig's Educational Law Group has extensive experience in serving the many legal needs of our University, public school, charter school, and other educational service provider clients. Our depth and breadth of knowledge in the legal matters affecting these education institutions well equips MacDonald Illig to provide our clients with practical advice, trusted counsel, and zealous advocacy.

Our clients can rely upon MacDonald Illig's Educational Law Group for all of their education-related legal services, including:

  • All aspects of compliance, including Title IX, Clery Act, Higher Educational Opportunity Act, Pennsylvania Public School Code, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Children's Internet Protection Act
  • Risk management policies and procedures
  • Collective bargaining agreements, employee grievances and arbitrations
  • Issues related to student conduct, student rights, and student organizations
  • Employee discipline, hiring, and sexual misconduct claims
  • Tax-exempt status, planned giving programs, gift agreements, and creation of endowments and foundations
  • Employee benefits, retirement plans, and deferred compensation
  • Public finance and real estate acquisition and development
  • Employee and supervisor training
  • Internal investigations and auditing
  • Dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation
MacDonald Illig understand that the legal issues faced by educational institutions extend beyond those peculiar to education providers. As a full service law firm with a team approach to serving our clients, we are able to provide legal representation to our education clients in related areas including real estate tax-exemptions, zoning, construction, intellectual property and technology worker's compensation, pensions, healthcare regulations, business contracts, corporate governance, and government relations.