Larkin Hoffman is committed to helping educational institutions fulfill their missions by providing strong advocacy and sound legal advice.

We counsel private and independent K-12 schools, charter schools, and institutions of higher education on all aspects of their operations including accreditation, labor and employment law, employee benefits, policies, volunteer issues, student affairs, student discipline and privacy, regulatory and compliance issues, campus security, crisis management and communications, tax exempt and governance matters, tax- exempt bonds and other financing, charitable gift planning and fundraising, research grants and scholarships, Title IX investigations, and information technology. We represent educational organizations in administrative and court proceedings and negotiate labor union contracts. Larkin Hoffman also provides guidance to educational institutions in regard to land use and zoning, construction contracts, and government relations.

Our attorneys provide hands-on training seminars and webinars for educational institutions on a diverse range of topics including board governance, risk management, labor and employment law, management of academic departments, implementation of study abroad programs, and regulatory compliance, to name a few.

We advise educational clients on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, complaints of sexual assault as well as sexual harassment and regulatory compliance with regulations and statutes administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

We advise religious educational institutions on the unique issues which can arise when laws, statutes, and regulations interfere with the religious mission of their institution. We also represent foundations and other organizations that work to support the advancement of educational institutions.

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