- Higher Education
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 and research park clients in every area of their operations —from day-to-day decision-making to the most complex opportunities and challenges.
Our 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.
Represented a joint venture of two nationally recognized State universities in the acquisition and development of a unique shared library facility, and in the closing of a large million bond transaction to finance the construction and operation of the facility.
Represented a nationally-recognized State university in the acquisition, development, financing and operation of technology research park located in downtown Atlanta, including in the negotiation and completion of numerous complex lease agreements with technology and medical research companies.
- Acquisition of research facilities from multinational defense company at U.S. Air Force base by a nationally-recognized university
Represented a nationally-recognized university in the successful acquisition of 52+ acres of research, warehouse and office buildings, to be utilized by the university as a large expansion to an existing research campus.
Represented a nationally recognized university in the closing of a large bond refinancing transaction on a downtown Atlanta tower, including extensive real estate lease restructuring.
- Successfully defended a private school against the invalid application of child labor laws to a vocational program.
Solis v. Laurelbrook
Successfully defended a private school against claims by the United States Department of Labor that its vocational program violated child labor laws and obtained an order awarding the school its attorneys’ fees. The favorable opinion from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals established precedent for all similar schools in the four-state circuit.
- June 17, 2016
- January 1, 2019
- June 2018
- By: Deborah AusburnMay 17, 2018
- By: Deborah AusburnMay 9, 2018
- Marriott Marquis, Marquis Salon, November 14-17
- Internal Investigations and #MeToo: First Steps Deborah A. Ausburn