For many years, Wilentz has served as trusted legal advisors to public and private entities involved in the education of students from pre-school through college and university levels. We offer substantial experience in this complex legal arena, which affects schools and private entities that provide services in the school setting.
We represent private schools for educationally disabled children, independent schools, boards of education for traditional school districts, charter schools, and entities offering pre-school and early education services. We also represent providers of mental health services in schools.
We have built a strong reputation for our deep knowledge of the law and for finding practical and effective solutions in representing clients in a wide range of education-related matters, including those involving special education (classification, due process hearings and appeals), employment law, the School Ethics Act, the Open Public Meetings Act and the Open Public Records Act, labor contract negotiations and labor grievances, tenure acquisition and seniority entitlement, arbitration, student and employee discipline, shared services agreements.