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Educational institutions are challenged by a wide range of rapidly changing legal issues involving national, state, and local laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions.

At McGrath North, we offer a wide selection of legal services specifically adapted to the education environment. Our interdisciplinary education law practice enables our clients to pursue their institutional missions and avoid pitfalls in the increasingly complex regulatory and legal environment. Our experienced attorneys practice preventive-law strategies to manage legal risk but are prepared to defend our clients when litigation and other disputes are unavoidable. And by working closely with our clients’ in-house counsel and co-counsel, we are able to provide cost-effective, high-quality service.

Our team handles a broad range of matters including in part termination hearings, complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state administrative agencies, government affairs, real estate and zoning disputes, institutional financing, tenure and faculty contract issues, charitable and planned giving, institutional governance and consultation on tax and benefit issues, governmental, tax-exempt and church school retirement plans and all other employee benefit plans, executive compensation and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, IRS filings, IRS and Department of Labor plan audits and tax audits.