Education Law PRACTICE

Education law is what we do every day – and is what we have done
every day since the founding of our firm in 1991.

KKLL is recognized as being among the leading education law firms in Pennsylvania. We serve as the solicitor and general counsel for approximately two dozen school districts and joint school systems throughout Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, and as special counsel to many others throughout the state. Our attorneys have extensive educational law expertise, and have successfully assisted school districts, career and technology centers and other public school entities with a wide array of unusual and challenging problems, projects, or litigation.

KKLL attorneys are innovators in many areas of education law, and have achieved many victories for our education law clients in state and federal court litigation, as well as administrative agency proceedings. We pride ourselves in putting our considerable experience, responsiveness and creativity to work to serve both school directors and school administrators fulfill their respective roles within the public education system.

KKLL has substantial experience and expertise in the many different areas affecting schools, including: employment discrimination; constitutional law issues; charter schools; school construction projects and construction litigation; student discipline and other student matters; privacy issues affecting students and employees; employee discipline, demotions and furloughs; union contract negotiation and grievances; the Sunshine Law; the Right to Know Law; the Ethics Act; intergovernmental cooperation; school finance and taxes; tax collection systems; tax assessment appeals and tax exempt real estate; real estate and environmental matters; superintendent, business manager and administrator contracts; general contract matters; bidding and procurement issues; all aspects of labor and employment law; and litigation on various education issues.

KKLL has successfully handled many difficult and contested personnel cases, and has acted as special investigator in unusual or sensitive situations. KKLL has also been successful in representing schools districts in tax assessment litigation, mitigating attempted tax reductions, and, in fact, in some cases obtaining tax assessment increases. KKLL is also known for its innovation in many different areas, particularly public finance and tax collection matters. KKLL has been at the forefront of developing direct tax collection systems in order to allow for the efficient collection of taxes.

KKLL is known for leadership and independent thinking on education law issues. Four of our attorneys have been elected President of Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association; and two of them were awarded the Association’s Distinguished Career Achievement Award. Our attorneys frequent serve as panelists and lecturers in many areas of education and business law throughout Pennsylvania, including conferences, programs and webinars sponsored by PSBSA, PSBA, PASBO, and many other education organizations. Because of our recognized leadership role in education law, other school solicitors often call upon KKLL to assist their own education law clients in challenging matters.