Education is one of our nation’s most valuable industries. It produces our workforce, develops leaders and introduces technologies. It is often one of the largest and highest-profile employers in a community. Consequently, educational institutions also produce a wide range of thorny issues that impact numerous constituencies.
Parker Poe is uniquely committed to serving the multifaceted legal needs of educational institutions, as we have represented numerous public and private colleges, universities and K-12 schools in the Carolinas and beyond. Our educational institutions team, which encompasses attorneys from multiple practices, including finance, employment, intellectual property and litigation, works with school officials, trustees and in-house counsel in all areas of their business needs. Together, we devise practical and flexible solutions for the increasingly complex matters that affect their operations.
Several of our attorneys practicing in this area are members of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). They regularly attend the annual conference as well as NACUA workshops and seminars. In addition, Parker Poe is Select Counsel in North Carolina for United Educators Insurance, a specialized liability insurance carrier for colleges, universities and independent schools.