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Buckley King understands the education sector and the context surrounding it at the local, state and federal level.  

Buckley King provides counsel to both public and private educational entities, including higher education institutions, traditional and community schools, and public school districts.  Our attorneys are accustomed to reviewing, using and working within the parameters of the state and federal structures and the multiple agreements and relationships by and among the academia, the community and all entities doing business with an institution.

Buckley King has represented the interests of public and private schools, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, school districts, charter schools, school boards, faculty, employees, provosts, trustees, management companies and sponsors, providing advice and solutions in conventional to complex matters, including:

  • Attendance, Custody and Tuition
  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Co-curricular and Extracurricular Activities
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Compliance Standards
  • Contracts
  • Environmental Issues
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor Relations
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration
  • Public Finance
  • Public Records/Open Meeting Act
  • Real Estate
  • Reorganization and Bankruptcy
  • School Board Organization and Operations
  • Special Education
  • Student Discipline
  • Transportation

dispute resolution

The Firm also represents institutions in dispute resolution from First Amendment cases involving student newspapers to faculty discipline and discrimination, and from sexual assaults to wrongful death actions. Our litigation team provides practical and clear guidance in dispute resolution and is cognizant of the need to preserve and manage institutional reputation and relationships, and protects the institution’s position in that regard.