Education Law

Practice Areas:
Business Litigation
Complex Tort Defense/Catastrophic Loss
Corporate/Transactional Law
Criminal Defense
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Estate Planning/Probate
Independent Investigations Practice
Litigation/Trial Practice
Medical and Health Care Practice
Real Estate/Land Use

Led by a former in-house counsel for Boston University, the Firm represents colleges, universities and independent schools, as well as administrators and faculty members. The Firm's attorneys are frequently invited to provide their in-sight at conferences for educators and college and university risk managers. They serve on national professional educational associations and educational liability insurance advisory boards.

Applying a depth of knowledge and experience in education law and policy, the Firm regularly advises and defends on a range of issues confronting higher education today including:

  • Academic freedom and free speech
  • Accreditation
  • Business affairs
  • Campus safety
  • Civil rights
  • Complex general liability claims
  • Contractual issues
  • Construction claims
  • Crisis and risk management
  • Defamation
  • Disability discrimination
  • Employment counseling and litigation
  • Ethics
  • Governance issues
  • Government investigations
  • Intellectual property
  • Internal investigations
  • Privacy issues
  • Student affairs and discipline
  • Student rights and discrimination policies
  • University procurement

Representative Demoura | Smith Education Clients

Education clients have recently turned to DeMoura | Smith to acquire a private language school, defend campus safety officials in personal injury litigation, advise university counsel on Title IX regulatory matters, investigate student sexual assault allegations, negotiate leasing arrangements for dormitories, defend faculty discrimination charges and defend athletic departments against post-concussion suits brought by scholar-athletes.

The Firms education clients include American International College, Amherst College, Babson College, Berklee College of Music, Boston Academy of English, The Boston Conservatory, Cambridge Education Group, CATS Academy, Clark University, Emerson College, Endicott College, Fessenden School, Hampshire College, Lesley University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Merrimack College, Northeastern University, Simmons College, Springfield College, Stonehill College and United Educators Insurance.

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