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Mackenzie Hughes recently worked with a local college in reviewing and improving all of its faculty and staff employment policies, and counseled the college in implementing its new policies.

A preferred vendor for legal services by the New York State Charter Schools Association, Mackenzie Hughes represents several prominent educational institutions throughout the region, either as their general outside counsel or as special counsel to handle particular matters relating to litigation, finance, labor and employment, environmental or property law. Officials of these colleges and universities, public school districts, charter schools and private schools protect themselves and their institutions by turning to us for counsel on virtually every legal issue that affects them, including:

  • Compliance with federal and state laws governing academic institutions
  • Student privacy
  • Civil rights
  • Financing (including public finance)
  • Public funding
  • Labor and employment
    • tenure issues
    • labor relations
    • sexual harassment
    • discharge
    • employment contracts
  • Student discipline
  • Disabilities issues (IDEA and ADA)
  • Election law (for public school districts)




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Graduation is a time to celebrate the hard work that graduates have put in to earning their degree.  For many, it also starts the clock ticking on when they have to repay their student loans.

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