Education Law—Serving the Education Community

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky provides legal services to various educational institutions including colleges, universities, public school districts, charter schools, and private schools.  Our attorneys have represented educational institutions in sensitive and high stakes litigation, personnel, and compliance matters.  We have successfully represented education institutions in appellate courts, trial courts, and before administrative agencies including the EEOC, PHRA, Office of Civil Rights, Unemployment Compensation Board, and the State Charter Appeal Board.  We assist in a wide range of matters including:

  • Compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Formation, approval, and operation of charter schools
  • Drafting policies and procedures
  • Defending civil rights complaints
  • Serving as outside counsel for investigations
  • Litigation, including civil rights, Title IX, free speech and commercial litigation
  • Defending governmental compliance reviews and complaints, such as those conducted by DOE, EEOC, OCR, OFCCP and PHRC
  • The design and implementation of Title IX compliance programs
  • Providing certified Title IX hearing officers
  • Advising on labor and employment matters, including denial of tenure
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Special education and disability rights advice
  • Student rights and discipline, including disciplinary hearings
  • Governance
  • Sunshine Act, Right to Know, and Ethics Act issues
  • Tax assessment matters

Our insider’s perpesctive sets us apart.  Two of our shareholders, Alan Shuckrow and Harry Kunselman, have served as elected school board members in board leadership positions in highly successful school districts. Shareholder Pam Connelly represented or held an executive role at a large research public institution for nearly two decades. Shareholder Kathy Clark is a certified Title IX hearing officer.  This insight derived from real-world experience allows our firm to provide practical mission based legal advice.

Dedicated to Serving the Education Sector

The attorneys of Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky have the demonstrated skills, experience, and dedication to serve our education clients well with their exceptional legal and real-world backgrounds. For more information, contact Alan T. Shuckrow, Kathy Clark and Pam Connelly.