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Colleges and universities, both public and private, have unique legal needs. Higher education institutions must maintain compliance with a complex array of regulatory and statutory requirements while providing the best and safest environment for faculty, students, staff, visitors and other stakeholders. These requirements are all in addition to the basic corporate, contract, employment, and other legal issues all businesses encounter.

Bean, Kinney & Korman has decades of experience in key areas responding to these issues. Tim Hughes and Doug Taylor are members of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. We are approved counsel in Virginia for a leading higher education insurer and have extensive specific higher education experience in a broad range of services including:

Academic Programs

                Study abroad programs and activities

                Academic Integrity

                Student Conduct

                Grade appeals

                Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

                Americans with Disabilities Act

                First Amendment Issues

Sexual Misconduct

                Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

                Title IX policies, procedures, and investigations

                Titles VI, VI, and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

                Virginia Sexual Assault Reporting Statute

                Virginia Transcript Notation Statute

Employment and Human Resources

                Recruitment and Retention

                Employee training – Title IX and Title VII

                Employee discipline

                Wage / Hour classifications and audits

                Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

                Retirement Benefits

                Employee Benefits

                Faculty Tenure

                Executive Compensation

                Age Discrimination in Employment Act

                Family and Medical Leave Act

                Fair Credit Reporting Act

Disabilities / Accommodations

                Americans with Disabilities Act

                Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Information Privacy and Cybersecurity

                Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

                EU General Data Protection Regulation

                Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

                Internet Defamation

Campus Safety

                Clery Act

                Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

                Minors on campus

Federal Financial Aid

                Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965

                Department of Education financial aid audits

Student Housing

                Fair Housing Act of 1968

                Virginia Fair Housing Law

Contracts and Procurement

                Vendor contracts; leasing and land use; construction

Records Retention and Management

Intellectual Property and Technology Protection

Insurance and Risk Management

Federal / State litigation defense

                Employment law litigation

                Personal injury litigation

Board Governance

                Best Practices

                Strategic / Sustainability Planning

                Risk Management

                Shared Governance


                Bylaws Updates

Non-Profit Tax Compliance

                Unrelated Business Income Tax

                Real Property Tax Planning and Appeals

                Tax-exempt Financing

                Endowments and Charitable Giving

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