Outside General Counsel

On Your Side: Providing Practical and Cost-Effective Legal Counsel to Educational Institutions

As recognized leaders in the field of education law, HMBR attorneys are frequently called upon to act as general counsel to educational institutions that may not have their own in-house counsel.  In this role, our lawyers are readily available to advise and assist public and private colleges and universities, community colleges, for-profit education institutions and other entities with both day-to-day legal issues and more complex matters impacting their long-term operations.

The legal team in our Education Practice is comprised of lawyers who have worked in some of the most senior level positions at both the U.S. Department of Education and within postsecondary institutions.  We combine a first-hand understanding of the regulatory environment with personal experience serving educational institutions to provide our clients with the representation they need to keep their organizations moving forward in a positive direction.  HMBR lawyers focus on forming lasting relationships with our clients.  We understand our clients’ challenges and work one-on-one with them to craft cost-effective solutions tailored to their particular needs and expectations.  As outside general counsel, our lawyers are prepared to offer guidance on a full spectrum of legal matters, ranging from regulatory compliance and litigation management, to student and employee issues, to commercial deals and real estate transactions.  Regardless of the size or type of educational institution, HMBR attorneys are well-equipped to meet the diverse and changing legal demands of the clients we serve. 

HMBR attorneys also act as in-house counsel for educational institutions in connection with special projects and complex legal matters requiring particularized legal knowledge and insight. Clients trust our firm because they know that we have the depth and breadth of experience and knowledge to successfully address their most sophisticated and pressing legal problems.