Education Law

Keane & Beane, P.C. represents numerous school districts in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY, providing counsel on issues ranging from day-to-day personnel and operating concerns to complex school litigation matters.

We support our clients in seven key areas:

Consultation with Boards of Education

We advise Boards of Education on laws relating to the functioning of public school districts. Our proactive approach helps avoid complicated legal battles, ensuring that our clients are in the best position to defend the district, if necessary, and reducing their exposure.

Student and Personnel Matters

We handle appeals to the Commissioner of Education, impartial special education hearings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, student disciplinary matters, employee disciplinary proceedings and discrimination claims before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and State Division of Human Rights.

Acting as Labor Counsel

We act as chief negotiator in labor contract negotiations with various unions, and represent school districts in improper practice proceedings and arbitration hearings.

Business Office Functions

In addition to reviewing financing documents, contracts and lease agreements, we provide counsel on matters including the Freedom of Information Law, open meetings, residency and transportation.


We advise clients on contracts, specifications, and liens, and represent them in litigation.

Intellectual Property Law

We prepare and review technology policies and contracts relating to intellectual property concerns.

Tax Certiorari

We advise on tax certiorari procedures.

Our education law attorneys are members of the New York State School Boards Association and the Association of School Attorneys. We regularly present at conferences relating to education and public sector law sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, the New York State School Boards Association and Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs.

Important Advantages for Clients

Many Hudson Valley school districts choose Keane & Beane as education counsel because our deep experience in Education Law is supported by our knowledge of related practice areas that affect their needs, including Labor Relations & Employment, Construction Law, Municipal Law and Environmental Law.

Education Law Attorneys - Westchester County, NY