Burns & Levinson has been successfully representing schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions for over 40 years. Combining legal experience and industry knowledge available across our full range of service areas, Burns & Levinson attorneys have the resources to help educational institutions and organizations working in the education industry to navigate a continually changing legal and regulatory landscape.
Many of the leading liberal arts colleges and research universities throughout New England and the nation, as well as primary and secondary private and public schools, rely on our counsel. Our attorneys work directly with general counsel, senior management, trustee boards, and administrators to provide practical legal advice and effective representation in a wide variety of matters. These include education law and compliance, governance and organizational issues, tax, intellectual property, capital project development, real estate, finance, student affairs matters, employment law, and litigation.
Our schools & colleges team also has noteworthy experience advising public charter schools on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters, from school formation through governance and operational issues.
Community involvement is a priority, and many of our attorneys also hold board positions with schools, colleges, and other educational organizations. They are active and engaged leaders serving as trustees, public school committee members, leaders in alumni organizations, and in other similar capacities.