Education is one of our nation’s most valuable industries. It teaches our children, trains our workforce, develops effective leaders, and introduces new technologies. Educational institutions are often among the largest and highest-profile employers in our communities. Consequently, the legal issues they encounter can be complex, wide in scope, and of the utmost importance.
Parker Poe is uniquely positioned to serve the multifaceted legal needs of educational institutions. The firm has a long history of partnering with public and private colleges and universities in the Carolinas. We have also represented K-12 public, private, and charter schools in the Southeast and beyond, and we have counseled businesses involved in the advancement of educational initiatives.
Many 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. Our attorneys have also participated extensively in university system and K-12 school boards.
Our Education Team encompasses attorneys from multiple practices, including finance, employment, employee benefits, intellectual property, and litigation. We work with school officials, trustees, and in-house counsel in all areas of their legal needs. Together, we devise practical and flexible solutions for the increasingly complex matters that affect their operation today and our country’s success tomorrow.