School and Municipal Law
On a daily basis, government and school administrators encounter a wide range of legal issues which—if handled incorrectly—can quickly deplete an already overstretched budget and disrupt the organization’s effective operations.
Our attorneys provide preventative legal services which respond to and anticipate the complicated legal and policy issues faced by public bodies to help avoid costly litigation. When litigation is necessary, we zealously advocate for our clients before courts and administrative tribunals to protect valuable taxpayer dollars.
Among the services we provide to school districts and other governmental organizations are the following:
Solicitor/Special Counsel– We provide counsel and advice on all legal issues which impact the school district of other governmental body.
Employment/Personnel and Labor – We provide ongoing advice and consultation regarding all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to employment counseling, negotiations, grievance handling, wage issues, arbitrations, tenure and seniority issues, requests for family and medical leave, and discrimination claims.
Civil Rights – We provide advice and litigation services relating to a multitude of civil rights issues, such as First Amendment issues, student rights and responsibilities, discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability, and claims alleging violations of Federal and State constitutional rights.
Real Estate/Property Tax – We represent school districts and local government authorities in real estate tax assessment appeals and tax exemption matters before local agencies as well at the trial court and appellate court levels.
Public Bodies and Public Officials – We assist our clients in fulfilling their obligations to the public, including providing them guidance regarding the Sunshine Law and Right to Know Law
Family and Medical Leave – Requests for medical or family leave present unique and complicated issues for both the employee and employer, and we can help you navigate this complex area of the law.
Contract Review and Preparation – We prepare and review contracts relating to construction projects, procurement of goods and services, employment, and insurance to ensure that our clients’ needs are adequately met and their rights are protected.
Contact the Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP
To schedule an initial consultation, contact us online or call us at 610-565-5700. Evening and weekend consultations can be arranged upon request, and we will travel to meet with you, if necessary. We accept Discover, Visa and MasterCard.