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School & Municipal Law

With a broad blend of legal expertise and practical knowledge of our public sector clients, GRB Law’s School and Municipal Law practice provides advice and counsel that anticipates and responds to the complex needs of educational institutions, townships, boroughs and other municipal authorities throughout the region.  

Our attorneys take the same approach with schools and municipal entities as with private sector companies, resulting in creating cross-functional teams that can handle any problem and provide the best solutions for our public sector client base. 

From labor and employment law to civil rights issues, from special education to local taxation assessment and exemption, our attorneys are prepared to provide the right blend of expertise to solve clients’ problems. Our School and Municipal Law attorneys can also offer the advantage of a panel of trained and skilled attorneys experienced in all areas of public construction projects, an important portion of any school district or municipality’s budget and resources. 

GRB Law can help your public organization carry out its mission effectively and efficiently, protecting the organization’s officers and employees in the process.

Additional Information

Pennsylvania School Choice Legislative Updateby Megan M. Ott

Responding to Requests for Public Records Under the Right-to-Know Lawby Emily J. Mueller

Oil and Gas Act: Preemption of Local Regulation by Charles M. Means and Emily J. Mueller

Zoning Violations: the Danger Associated with the Failure to Appeal by Emily J. Mueller

Employers Beware! New State Law Mandates Withholding of Employees’ Local Earned Income Taxesby Michael G. McCabe & Mandi L. Scott

Right-to-Know Law Update: Public Officials Emails by Megan M. Ott

Marcellus Shale Developments in Pennsylvania by Mandi L. Scott

COBRA Implications of ARRA 2009by Patrick J. Clair and Megan M. Ott

Commercial Valuation Revisited: Common Sense Prevailing? by Patrick J. Clair and Howard J. Schulberg

The Essentials of Authority Compliance with the New Open Records Law by Charles M. Means and Howard J. Schulberg

Practice Areas

Labor & Employment Law
Collective Bargaining
Labor Contract Administration & Interpretation
Grievance Arbitration & Appeals
Work Stoppages
Civil Service Rules, Testing & Appeals
Counseling on Employment Acts

Civil Rights
Discrimination Claims
Sexual Harassment Claims
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
First Amendment
Section 1983

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Special Education 
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Section 504

Public Construction Projects
Contract Documents
Insurance Coverages
Owner Controlled Insurance Program
Construction Liability Claims

Municipal Real Estate
Development, Zoning and Land Use
Sales & Acquisitions
Condemnation & Eminent Domain

Procurement & Finance
Procurement – Goods & Services
Competitive Bidding & Exemption
Public Borrowing

Public Bodies & Public Officials
Appointed Solicitor and Special Counsel for School Districts, Municipalities and Authorities
State Ethics Act Defense & Guidance
Sunshine Law & Right-to-Know Law Guidance
Ordinance Drafting

Local Taxation
Assessment & Exemption
Collection of Delinquent Accounts