KGR’s Education Law and Public Policy team, led by Séamus Boyce and Taylor Hunter, provides preeminent counsel for education leaders to resolve day-to-day challenges and proactively address priorities of the future, including navigating clients through the Indiana Statehouse. Clients rely on us to be their legal point guard that ensures all legal needs are met and more. We work at our clients’ direction – within budgets – and at the level of activity necessary to achieve our clients’ goals and objectives. We’re there when you have a question and when you need help. While we often serve as general counsel, we tailor our services to best address client needs, providing specialized services for clients as needed and work with preferred service providers to offer advice as conflict counsel and consultations for internal investigations.
KGR provides government navigation services, specifically guiding clients through the sometimes uncertain waters of government affairs. We are uniquely situated to draw upon the substantive knowledge and relationships consistently grown and developed over many years. There are many associations and coalitions that address general membership issues. We provide a bridge for the client that would like the “presence” and personal attention to move the needle on public policy. This includes curating general relationships, addressing specific issues through legislation and developing a long-term strategy on difference-making public policy. It could also include coalition building.
We comprehensively cover the needs of education leader including but not limited to: all areas of labor and employment including both day-to-day counseling and representation on matters pertaining to contract negotiations and grievance; student/staff discipline and termination; non-discrimination and anti-harassment (i.e. Title IX and race-based allegations); special education; referenda and public questions; vendor contracts and procurement; sports and other extra-curricular activities; open meetings and public records; policy and handbook development; and all forms of litigation. KGR represents clients at every level of proceedings including administrative, state and federal levels.
KGR uses a team approach and have several members of who dedicate a substantial portion of their work to education. Séamus Boyce and Taylor Hunter typically serve as lead counsel and the main points of contact. Beyond Taylor and Seamus, the KGR Education Law team is comprised of partners with a wide range of backgrounds to provide you superior legal counsel in almost any area of the law, including Ted Nolting, Brian Bosma, Melissa De Groff, Kevin Koons, Justin Leverton, Stephen Peters, Joseph Pettygrove and Steven Runyan. Assisting the team is Molly Connor, a law student at the IU McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Molly helps the team keep track of the ever-evolving public policy in education.
Our legal team has robust education-related experiences in areas such as: abuse allegations, Access to Public Records Act, ADA, board governance, bidding, business, construction, copyright, Department of Education, disabilities, discipline, discrimination, EEOC, employment, FERPA, First Amendment, finance, FLSA, FMLA, harassment, ICRC, insurance, labor/bargaining, legal settlement, legislation, litigation, negotiations, non-party discovery, OCR, Open Door Law, policy development, procurement, race-based allegations, real estate, referenda/public questions, special education/IDEA/Article 7, social media, State Board of Accounts, State Board of Education, students, trademarks, Title IX and vendor contracts.
We understand that legal issues do not appear at convenient or predictable times and KGR prides itself on its commitment to effective and efficient counsel. Contact us and discover how we earned our reputation for excellence.