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.
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.
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.