Kathy Ahearn, Esq. presents on Free Speech Rights on March 15, 2018

Partner Kathy A. Ahearn will be presenting “The Contours of Student Free Speech Rights” on March 15, 2018 from 8:40 am to 9:40 am at the New York State School Boards Association’s 2018 Policy Workshop. The workshop will be held at the New York State School Board Association’s headquarters located at 24 Century […]

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Columbia University Law School Luncheon

Partner Kathy Ahearn will lead a luncheon discussion with law students at Columbia University Law School located in New York City on November 15, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:10 p.m. The topic of discussion will be legal careers in education law. The luncheon meeting is open to all Columbia Law students.

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Webinar on Ethics for School Lawyers

Partners Richard J. Guercio and Gary L. Steffanetta will co-present a webinar on Ethics for School Lawyers presented by the New York State Association of School Attorneys (NYSASA) on February 6, 2018.

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Legal Update at the New York State Association of School Business Officials

Partners Richard J. Guercio and Lisa L. Hutchinson will present a Legal Update at the New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO) School Business Management Workshop on November 15, 2017. The workshop will be held at the Desmond Conference Center in Albany, New York.

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Attorneys Gary L. Steffanetta and Anthony J. Fasano will present at NYSASBO’s Workshop on November 15, 2017

Attorneys Gary L. Steffanetta and Anthony J. Fasano will present on “District Clerk Legal Matters” at the New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO) School Business Management Workshop on November 15, 2017. The workshop will be held at the Desmond Conference Center in Albany, New York.

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Non-Participation in the National Anthem

In light of the various forms of public protest recently taken across the country by professional athletes and sports team owners, many administrators and board members have asked whether similar conduct is permissible at school – specifically, whether students and staff have the right to kneel or sit as a form of political protest […]

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Common Pitfalls in Appeals to the Commissioner of Education

Associate Anthony J. Fasano authored an article entitled, “Common Pitfalls in Appeals to the Commissioner of Education” for the July-August 2017 issue of the Nassau Lawyer publication.

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Richard Guercio and Gary Steffanetta have been elected as Fellows of the NYS Bar Foundation

The Board of Directors of the New York State Bar Foundation has elected Partners Richard Guercio and Gary Steffanetta as Fellows of The Foundation. Membership in the Fellows is evidence of professional distinction and constitutes a professional honor. Election as a Fellow recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the legal profession.

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Christopher Mestecky and Anthony Fasano named to the Super Lawyers 2017 “Rising Stars” list

Partner Christopher Mestecky and Associate Anthony Fasano were named to the Super Lawyers 2017 “Rising Stars” list. Only 2.5% of attorneys in New York Metro area receive this distinction.

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Updated SED Guidance re State Aid 180 Day Requirement

On April 5, 2017, the State Education Department (“SED”) updated its guidance regarding session days, the school calendar, and the reporting of attendance data for State Aid purposes. While the update does not substantively change existing guidance, it appears to convey an intent to strictly enforce certain requirements moving forward. This change is evidenced […]

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