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Brennan, Manna & Diamond
Practice Areas

Education Law

Brennan, Manna & Diamond regularly counsels private and public colleges and universities as well as primary and secondary schools, including community (charter) schools.  Brennan, Manna & Diamond’s lawyers draw on an accumulated wealth of experience, knowledge, and relationships to provide solutions to its clients in this practice area.

Educational Compliance

As outside counsel to our education clients, Brennan, Manna & Diamond regularly provides advice in all areas of education law, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), relations with parents and families, employment and retirement issues for school employees, electronic and virtual education, adult and vocational education, and compliance with the Ohio Sunshine Law and public meetings requirements.

University and Post-Graduate Representation

In representing various public and private universities, Brennan, Manna & Diamond is also experienced in the unique issues created by post-graduate education such as employment relations with tenured and non-tenured employees, creation and accreditation of graduation schools and programs, commercialization of university inventions through technology licensing, Title IX compliance, and the regulation and financing of student housing projects.

Community Schools

Brennan, Manna & Diamond also regularly provides counsel regarding the Ohio Community Schools Act, sponsor-school relations, tax treatment of community schools, and negotiations with the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of School Sponsorship and private sponsors.

Practicing Attorneys
John F. Martin
Victoria L. Serrani
Erin R. Whitmore


Disclaimer | Brennan, Manna & Diamond practices in the following jurisdictions: Florida and Ohio.