Given our own individual educational histories and predilections, it is no accident that our law firm has gravitated toward the representation of college and university presidents, provosts, deans and other academicians. Our law firm holds members of the academic community in the highest esteem and our attorneys derive enormous satisfaction from working with them. We have been privileged to assist gifted academic leaders confront their most significant employment challenges, and have represented college and university Presidents and senior administrators, as well as professors and other academics, in both employment contract negotiations and in the delicate management of their termination and separation proceedings and agreements.
Our attorneys also offer support, advocacy and guidance to accomplished academicians experiencing meaningful transitions in their professional lives, ranging from the negotiation of employment contracts to the crafting of retirement plans and other termination and separation agreements.
Our executive employment attorneys understand the complex impact that new academic appointments—including geographical moves and many-faceted compensation packages—can have on entire families. In addition, we know how to deal sensitively with the delicate and sometimes thorny relationships among professors, administrators, and Board members in both private and public institutions of higher learning. Our attorneys understand the key issues in today’s higher education world, including tax ramifications, such as so-called “intermediate sanctions,” the funding of scientific research, tenure and academic appointments. Above all, our law firm is sensitive to the paramount need to safeguard your professional reputation.