Together with other members and associates in the firm, Stephanie Burns represents public school districts as General Counsel in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties, New York. Ms. Burns handles student disciplinary proceedings, appeals to the Commissioner of Education, impartial special education hearings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and NY Education Law and employee disciplinary proceedings under NY Education Law and Civil Service Law. Ms. Burns advises school districts in all phases of construction, including conditions, architect and management agreements, competitive bidding, change orders, arbitrations and litigations. She also advises school districts, as well as other public entities, regarding Freedom of Information and Open Meetings law issues, contracts and real property tax assessment.
Ms. Burns also defends public and private sector employers in federal civil rights actions, which include discrimination and retaliation claims. Finally, Ms. Burns also represents clients in federal and state courts in matters involving land use, municipal, construction, landlord/tenant and commercial disputes. She joined the firm in 1997 directly from law school.
Ms. Burns has been a lecturer for seminars sponsored by Pace University School of Law and Lorman Educational Services on issues related to education law and labor law.
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