HigherEducation

We understand that institutions of higher learning must balance complex and competing obligations to students, parents, faculty, employees, donors, lawmakers, regulators, and educational standards. Accordingly, we deliver tailored advice that takes into account not just legal issues, but also the business, technological, financial and reputational issues organizations must consider when dealing with these obligations.

As a full-service law firm, our attorneys have experience in all areas of the law that affect higher education and research parks. The depth of our industry-specific experience and the breadth of our complimentary practice groups at Taylor English allows us to support our higher education clients in every area of their operations —from day-to-day decision-making to the most complex opportunities and challenges. Our services include:

  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Employment and Labor Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Title IX Compliance Work
  • Tax
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Environmental and Energy

Our team’s clients include public and private institutions of all sizes, including both non-profit and for-profit entities. We also represent school presidents, boards of trustees, boards of regents, accreditation agencies, supporting and cooperative organizations, foundations, service providers and other groups serving academia. Our attorneys’ backgrounds are as diverse as our clients and include former general counsel and in-house counsel, current and former college and law school professors, and educational institution board members.

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Trigger Warnings May Cause More Harm than Good

2022

Trigger warnings in classrooms are a beloved technique without a scientific basis. In fact, the studies that do exist indicate that…

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Child Education Programs Don’t Prevent Abuse

2022

One universal component of child protection policies is some level of education for the children themselves. Most off-the-shelf policies…

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COVID-19 Vaccine – Employer and Higher Education Considerations with Respect to a Mandate or Vaccine Program

2020

As of December 13, 2020, Georgia was shipped roughly 84,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and has 470,000 Healthcare workers and nursing…

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Taylor English and Taylor English Decisions Welcome Four Lawyers

2019

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Frank B. Strickland, Anne W. Lewis, and Bryan P. Tyson are joining as partners and…

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Lower mandated reporting thresholds correlate to more reports, fewer substantiations

2022

A recent study concluded that states whose mandated reporter laws require only a suspicion of abuse, rather than a reasonable belief,…

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An Ode to the Young – What Businesses Risk Losing if They Fail to Listen to Today’s Youth

2022

Millennials (those born after 1984) and even younger generations make up more than half of Americans. Millennials will soon be the…

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Taylor English Joins the VirtualBoard as the Legal Education Sponsor

2020

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that it has joined the Atlanta VirtualBoard as its Legal Education Sponsor. Taylor English…

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Employment Snapshot: A Global View of Minimum Wage

2021

TED Employment Snapshot Series focuses on areas of employment law that may change under the Biden Administration. We hope that, in…

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California Passes Stringent Kids’ Privacy Rules

2022

Continuing its push as the nation’s first-mover on privacy, California has passed a bill that will require potentially significant new…

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British studies indicate children face low risks of severe illness from Covid-19

2021

Three preliminary studies from Britain indicate that children with no pre-existing heath conditions face little danger from the…

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K-12 Cybersecurity Act Aims to Improve Education’s Security Posture

2022

Without much fanfare, Congress passed and the President signed a bill in late 2021 designed to help harden K-12 schools against…

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Education Tech Companies Must Comply with COPPA Too

2022

Two years after the pandemic made remote schooling a normal occurrence in American households, the FTC has signaled that “EdTech”…

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Biden Administration’s Proposed Additions to Federal Employment Laws

2021

As the Biden administration takes office, significant additions to federal employment laws are on the horizon. Adjustments may include…

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Men in Early Childhood Education

2020

One of the unfortunate side effects of increased awareness of child sexual abuse is increased stereotyping of men who work in early…

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Taylor English Partner Frank Strickland Honored by the Daily Report with 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

2020

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Frank Strickland has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the…

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North Carolina joins the growing list of states that will allow college athletes to profit off NIL

2021

In pertinent part :” § 116-400. Findings. The General Assembly finds that every student-athlete enrolled at an institution of higher…

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PPP Loans and Changes of Ownership: Considerations for M&A Transactions

2020

On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a Procedural Notice to provide information concerning required…

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Practical Support Helps Children Aging Out of Foster Care

2021

One of the heart-rending problems of foster care is helping children who are aging out of the system. The law considers 18-year-olds to…

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“Cyber Risk Management through Vendor Contracts” Institute of Continuing Legal Education

2017

On Friday, November 17, 2017, Mitzi Hill spoke on “Cyber Risk Management through Vendor Contracts” at the Institute of Continuing Legal…

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“The Dark Web: What it Means to You and Your Company,” 2017 Atlanta RIMS Educational Conference

2017

On February 9, 2017, from 11:45 AM-1:45 PM Mitzi L. Hill and Seth Kincaid Trimble spoke on the topic “The Dark Web: What it Means to You…

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Can We Help Child Abuse Victims Avoid Being Victimized Again?

2022

One well-known problem in the child welfare field is that children who suffer abuse are at much higher risk of being victims of violence…

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“Legal Considerations of a Vocational Training Program,” E.A. Sutherland Educational Association

2018

On February 7, 2018, from 4:30 PM-5:45 PM, Deborah A. Ausburn spoke on the topic “Legal Considerations of a Vocational Training Program”…

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“Construction Law for the General Practitioner,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education

2019

On April 11, 2019, Taylor English attorneys Henry M. Quillian III, Mark Carter, Michael Johnson,  and Natalie Mark presented at the…

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“Education Advocacy for Children in Care: Student Tribunal Hearing Training,” Georgia Appleseed

2017

On March 23, 2017, Alison M. Ballard spoke on the topic “Education Advocacy for Children in Care: Student Tribunal Hearing Training” at…

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“Construction Law for The General Practitioner,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education: State Bar Series

2017

On August 17, 2017, Taylor English attorneys spoke at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education State Bar Series on “Construction Law…

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Proposed Title IX Guidelines Could Lead Schools to Violate First Amendment

2022

The U.S. Department of Education has issued proposed new regulations under Title IX, changing many of the existing rules for K-12 and…

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Education and Data Privacy Issues to Watch in 2021

2021

So far, it appears that 2021 will be at least as challenging for most institutions as 2020 was; this includes educational institutions. …

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Connecticut Requires Schools to Send Abuse Guidelines to Parents

2022

Connecticut has made some changes to its child welfare laws, effective this fall.  It added paid camp staff and volunteer staff and…

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Helping Teens Transition Out of Foster Care

2021

An important new study looked at common efforts to help teenagers transition out of foster care.  The study looked at 4,800…

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Child Care Providers: Surviving the Summer with or without a PPP Loan

2020

Providers of childcare services are undoubtedly still trying to navigate the current COVID-19 climate. While many childcare providers…

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About Taylor English

Taylor English Duma LLP was built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value. The firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English clients run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies to middle market businesses to start ups and entrepreneurs. The firm is the Georgia law firm member of GGI Global Alliance AG, the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms, giving our clients access to a trusted stable of high-quality professional services organizations around the globe.

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