The legal challenges facing academic institutions are unique and can touch almost every corner of the law. Day Pitney attorneys have familiarity with those needs and handle a wide range of legal matters for clients at all levels of academic institutions and higher education, including primary schools, secondary schools, prep schools, parochial schools, large public and private universities, small independent colleges and universities, community colleges and institutions affiliated with higher education.
Our attorneys coordinate across offices and practices to provide a full array of experience and understanding unique to the legal representation of private and postsecondary institutions. Our team includes attorneys with practical knowledge and the capability to represent academic institutions in multiple disciplines, including corporate and business law, litigation, trusts and estates, employment and employee benefits, tax, private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, public companies, securities and capital markets, real estate and the environment, intellectual property and technology, entrepreneurs and emerging companies, disabilities and special needs planning, internal investigations and tax-exempt organizations, and charitable giving.
Certain challenges are unique to many of our clients in higher education. Our lawyers have the know-how to sensitively represent academic institutions in a wide array of legal issues, including:
Active in the Higher Education Community
Our team is composed of attorneys involved in several academic institutions for various functions. Day Pitney attorneys serve as members of major universities' offices of general counsel; members of boards of nursery, primary, prep and post-secondary schools; participants on boards and as trustees of colleges; members of executive committees of Ivy League university associations; Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; advocates of the American Board of Trial Advocates; and as trustees of foundations for parochial schools.
Our Infrastructure Practice group has been a forward-looking participant in the innovation of the industry, advising developers, contractors, lenders and other investors on matters relating to the development and commercial operation of energy, water, hospital and educational projects. Our attorneys have substantial regulatory, transactional and permitting experience and can provide our clients with all the legal services needed to develop, operate and finance a project. We also have significant experience with restructuring difficult infrastructure projects and restoring them to a path for successful operation.