Higher Education

For more information regarding our higher education practice, contact:

David P. Ferretti
304.340.3859       
dferretti@spilmanlaw.com     

Heather Heiskell Jones
304.340.3842
hheiskell@spilmanlaw.com

Kevin L. Carr       
304.340.3877       
kcarr@spilmanlaw.com   

James A. Walls
304.291.7947
jwalls@spilmanlaw.com

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Overview
Spilman Thomas & Battle’s higher education team has in-depth experience in the gamut of issues affecting colleges and universities. Many of our attorneys have served as general counsel to, in leadership positions at and on the boards of institutions of higher learning. They now leverage this day-to-day experience in their representation of colleges and universities at Spilman.

We regularly represent our higher education clients in the following areas:

  • Labor and employment—human resources, employment contracts, tenure, termination, employment lawsuits
  • Multi media—rights, license agreements, procurement rules and regulations
  • Athletics—NCAA/NAIA issues, Title IX and EEOC
  • Government relations—legislative advocacy at the state level, responses to governmental inquiries, consultation on planned or pending governmental action
  • Campus expansion—construction law, public-private construction partnerships, bond issuance, real estate law
  • Intellectual property—brand ownership and licensing, sponsorships, research patents
  • Immigration—faculty and students
  • Regulatory consultation and advice—planned giving assistance, FERPA, open meetings laws, FOIA, governance issues, financial aid
  • Information security—breach planning and security,  electronic discovery services, crisis management
  • Contracts—document review, negotiation, breach allegations and disputes
  • Governance—development of internal and external policies
Our higher education team is poised to help you in virtually any type of law. Our work regularly touches on all of the matters listed above and more. - See more at: http://www.spilmanlaw.com/cms/getdoc/536279e1-2f08-4e22-9e2a-5de55d0b1301/Higher-Education.aspx?viewmode=3&lang=en-US&langobjectlifetime=request#sthash.G1yFeDBt.dpuf
Spilman Thomas & Battle’s higher education team has in-depth experience in the gamut of issues affecting colleges and universities. Many of our attorneys have served as general counsel to, in leadership positions at and on the boards of institutions of higher learning. They now leverage this day-to-day experience in their representation of colleges and universities at Spilman.

We regularly represent our higher education clients in the following areas:

  • Labor and employment—human resources, employment contracts, tenure, termination, employment lawsuits
  • Multi media—rights, license agreements, procurement rules and regulations
  • Athletics—NCAA/NAIA issues, Title IX and EEOC
  • Government relations—legislative advocacy at the state level, responses to governmental inquiries, consultation on planned or pending governmental action
  • Campus expansion—construction law, public-private construction partnerships, bond issuance, real estate law
  • Intellectual property—brand ownership and licensing, sponsorships, research patents
  • Immigration—faculty and students
  • Regulatory consultation and advice—planned giving assistance, FERPA, open meetings laws, FOIA, governance issues, financial aid
  • Information security—breach planning and security,  electronic discovery services, crisis management
  • Contracts—document review, negotiation, breach allegations and disputes
  • Governance—development of internal and external policies

Our higher education team is poised to help you in virtually any type of law. Our work regularly touches on all of the matters listed above and more.


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