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Practical legal solutions that help our clients focus on their mission.

For more than a century, Husch Blackwell has been committed to the advancement of knowledge. Our Education team has built a reputation as a leader in representing public and private institutions at all levels of learning, from preschool through graduate and professional education.

We advise clients on civil rights issues, technology, employment, land use transactions, student affairs and myriad other issues. Based on our thorough understanding of each institution’s unique culture and operations, we recommend actions that advance each client’s goals. We also provide outside general counsel to many educational institutions.

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Our guidance to clients in the education sector includes:

  • Accreditation
  • Disability accommodation
  • False Claims Act
  • Federal and state funding
  • Policies, procedures and handbooks
  • Privacy matters
  • Risk management
  • Strategic planning
Testimonials John Jasinski, President, Northwest Missouri State University

"Husch Blackwell has transformed Northwest Missouri State University, literally in every phase of the game. When you talk about prevention-based, proactive, solid and practical legal advice, that is Husch Blackwell."

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Testimonials Kim Klockenga

“With Husch Blackwell, both parties are establishing a budget and both parties are working trying to achieve that budget. That’s a really great way to do business.”

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Testimonials Frank D. Upchurch III, Upchurch, Bailey & Upchurch, PA

“As the St. Johns County, Florida, School Board attorney, I have worked closely with John Borkowski for several years on racial discrimination and compliance issues. John is a  lawyer’s lawyer. He is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate. He relates well to his clients and regulatory staff. It’s been a privilege to work with him.”

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Testimonials Bob Swanson

“Husch Blackwell’s Higher Education webinars have been very well presented and the informal feedback afterwards has always been good.”

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Testimonials John Jasinski, President, Northwest Missouri State University

“What’s great about Husch Blackwell is that they don’t come in with a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach. They’ve tailored their services to our needs. They’ve listened to us. They’ve observed us. They’ve really tried to understand who we are and where we want to go as an institution. Then they tailor their services to fit our needs, not vice versa.”

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Testimonials Usman Mirza, CEO, The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

“The team at Husch Blackwell knows our industry. From negotiating agreements to helping us with strategic decision-making, the Healthcare team is always responsive and exceeds expectations.”

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