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Higher Education Law

Two of Bouland & Brush's attorneys are members of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. We actively represent a number of educational institutions in areas such as regulatory compliance, employment matters, governance, corporate law, business transactions, and issues involving the United States Department of Education. Our attorneys have also had experience in protecting trade and service marks of educational institutions. In the federal compliance arena, we offer advice on Title IX, FERPA, Clery Act, financial aid, ADA, FMLA, state authorization, HIPPA, Form 990, Red Flags Rule, consumer disclosure, and the gainful employment rules. We have also defended educational institutions against claims involving student discipline for academic and non-academic reasons and defamation.

Our experience includes:

  • Formation and implementation of Title IX
  • Business transactions involving educational institutions
  • Reporting under the Clery Act
  • Advising financial aid personnel
  • Advice concerning employment contracts with faculty and staff
  • Assisting in the preparation of IRS Form 990
  • Responding to subpoenas and other requests for student education records
  • FERPA issues
  • Advice concerning students with disabilities
  • Advice regarding compliance with various DOE "Dear Colleague" letters
  • State of Maryland compliance issues
  • Student discipline issues
  • Defense of student lawsuits