Government and Education

teachAnother practice area for Spengler Nathanson is the representation of public entities and school systems. Our partners have included three former city law directors, a former state representative, a former city manager and a former general counsel to the Ohio Department of Commerce.

 

We have represented most of the public clients in Northwest Ohio, including counties, cities, townships, villages, schools and school districts, colleges and universities, libraries, port authorities, airports, water and sewer districts, commissioners, boards, and similar governmental and educational entities. From creation, through growth and in some instances termination or merger, our attorneys will provide the valuable insight and guidance that only sixty-plus years of governmental, public and educational law experience can provide.

 

Find an attorney focusing in the Government and Education industry for the following areas of law:

Local Government Counseling

The firm has a long history of representing local, political subdivisions on a wide range of practice areas such as public meetings and public records issues, zoning and land-use planning, financing, drafting legislation, water and sewer construction and regulation, annexation, employment/labor issues, tax levies and administration, economic development initiatives, airport and seaport operations and police and fire department contracts.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Teresa L. Grigsby
David M. Smigelski
Lisa E. Pizza
Jennifer A. McHugh
Truman A. Greenwood
Joan C. Szuberla
Cheryl F. Wolff

Public and Administrative Law

Spengler Nathanson enjoys a rich history representing public clients in Northwest Ohio, including school boards, port authorities, park districts, municipalities, counties, townships, airport authorities, and more. Our firm has been home to two former City of Toledo Law Directors, a former counsel to the Ohio Department of Commerce, and a former State Senator. We know the legal problems confronting local public bodies both as lawyers and as participants in the political process.

 

From general counseling, to labor and employment matters, to zoning, land use and eminent domain, to civil rights defense, to contract disputes and public contracting questions, to administrative appeals, and to general litigation at all stages of the litigation process, the firm is equipped to handle ever manner of legal issue that may confront a public body today.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:

Teresa L. Grigsby
David M. Smigelski
Lisa E. Pizza
Jennifer A. McHugh
Joan C. Szuberla
Cheryl F. Wolff
Truman A. Greenwood

Public Records and Open Meetings

Spengler Nathanson’s extensive representation of school boards and other local and state governmental bodies has given us a wide range of experience dealing with Ohio’s public records and open meetings laws. The definition of a public record, production and copying requirements, public record exemptions, public meeting requirements and the appropriate use of executive sessions are a few of the issues with which we deal regularly, while keeping up-to-date on the frequent changes in the laws and their interpretation by the courts.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
David M. Smigelski
Teresa L. Grigsby
Lisa E. Pizza
Renisa A. Dorner
Jennifer A. McHugh
Cheryl F. Wolff
Truman A. Greenwood

 

School Law

Our decades-long representation of area school boards has given Spengler Nathanson the opportunity to deal with most legal issues faced by schools. We deal regularly with teacher and administrator contracts, student discipline, special education, competitive bidding, public records and open meetings, religious expression, FERPA, attendance and tuition, and a host of other school concerns.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
David M. Smigelski
Renisa A. Dorner
Lisa E. Pizza
Jennifer A. McHugh
Cheryl F. Wolff

 

Governmental Liability

Governmental entities in Ohio are subject to a number of statutory requirements not applicable in the private sector – – such as the Public Records Act, the Sunshine Law, the Ohio Student Records Act. And, when sued, counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts and their employees have a number of defenses not available to private litigants. Spengler Nathanson lawyers have long represented governmental entities and public employees, and we are familiar with applicable requirements and defenses.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Byron S. Choka
Teresa L. Grigsby
David M. Smigelski
Jennifer A. McHugh
Sarah K. Skow
Lisa E. Pizza
Renisa A. Dorner
James P. Silk Jr.
Joan C. Szuberla
Truman A. Greenwood

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