Education

Kronick is able to handle legal matters for a variety of educational institutions throughout California – public or private, K-12 or higher education. Attorneys from Kronick's Litigation, Business, Real Estate, Labor and Employment, Water and Environment, Land Use, Health Care, Nonprofit and Public Finance groups can guide administrators through the variety of legal challenges facing schools. We have experience addressing a wide range of legal needs across numerous industries, we also understand and appreciate the unique nature of issues faced by both public and private educational institutions. 

We are available to provide counsel concerning business transactions, construction projects, real estate, acquisition and divestiture, labor and employment issues, taxable and tax-exempt financings, intellectual property, general corporate governance, student judicial affairs matters, and faculty tenure issues. We work closely with our clients to provide individualized services, preventative counseling, and timely, cost-effective solutions.

Our Scope of Services

  • Campus construction and facilities
  • Civil and administrative litigation 
  • Complex business and commercial transactions
  • District governance – The Brown Act, public record requests, elections, ethics/conflicts of interest 
  • Employee discipline 
  • Employee handbook preparation and interpretation 
  • Employment law advice and counsel
  • Environmental reviews and CEQA and NEPA compliance 
  • Hostile workplace investigations
  • Internal investigations
  • Labor relations and collective bargaining 
  • Litigation defense – trial and appellate
  • Management training and workshops – sexual harassment prevention training
  • Nonprofit organizations and educational foundations
  • Personnel policy and procedure
  • Public finance – bond counsel, elections and financing 
  • Real estate transactions
  • Real property acquisitions and sales
  • School construction and public contract negotiations
  • School facilities and operational decision-making 
  • Strategic diversity and EEO planning
  • Wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment