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Independent Schools

An introduction to our Independent Schools Practice Group

WEINER LAWAbout UsEducation LawIndependent Schools

Independent Schools hold a unique place in the New Jersey Education landscape. We at Weiner Law Group LLP are supportive to each school’s culture and climate.   By promoting both secular and non-secular values, they help guide the future of not only students but society as a whole.

Weiner Law Group LLP helps Independent Schools of all grade levels across New York and New Jersey as they seek to shape vital dialogs on learning. We have a thorough understanding of the unique challenges faced by Independent schools and will work cooperatively with your administration and trustees to ensure a seamless education for your students and a safe and welcoming environment for all.

Employment Law

Weiner Law Group LLP’s attorneys are experts in all facets of labor and employment law as it relates to Independent Schools. We have a reputation for defending matters with zeal and sensitivity, aggressively pursuing the best interests of the school. Weiner Law Group LLP can assist you with:

  • Hiring, firing and discipline of employees
  • Draft employment agreements
  • Prepare contracts for the school and third-party vendors
  • Revise handbooks and policies
  • Conduct workplace investigations
  • Assist the school in navigating requests for accommodations
  • Handle sensitive employee relations issues
  • Conduct various types of training for staff and students
  • Provide routine legal updates and help ensure the school’s compliance with the law

Student Issues

  • Admissions
  • Disability issues
  • Discipline

Governance

The team at Weiner Law Group LLP works closely with NJAIS to ensure the Board’s policies, practices and procedures are lawful and compliant.

Litigation

Weiner Law Group LLP represents Independent schools in all types of litigation including, but not limited to, claims alleging discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. Weiner Law Group LLP further represents Independent schools in lawsuits arising out of bidding disputes, construction claims and contract dispute.   The firm regularly appears before State and Federal Courts and the Office of Administrative Law on behalf of our clients.

We recognize that pre-litigation advice and policy can often minimize your school’s exposure to lawsuits. While our main goal is to avoid litigation, we are prepared to aggressively represent our clients from the inception of the case to its end, all the while maintaining the vision and goals of your school.

Land Use

The successful practice of land use and real estate law requires not only legal expertise, but also savvy. Your land use attorney needs to know, in detail, the laws, rules and local regulations concerning your school project. The Land Use team at Weiner Law Group LLP has experience in municipalities throughout the state and knows how to best direct our clients to achieve their development goals.

Let Us Empower You To Deliver Superior Education

Independent school matters require an intimate conversance with education law. These affairs can touch upon diverse subjects ranging from financial disclosures and to leasing contracts and civil rights protections. As such, it’s essential to work with an attorney who understands how to protect you and the communities you strive to educate.

At Weiner Law Group LLP, we make it our business to handle the legal subtleties of running an efficient Independent School. Ask one of our lawyers how we can help you promote better teaching practices in your school.

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