Charter SchoolsAttorneys Robert A. "Bob" Schulman and Joseph E. "Joe" Hoffer lead the Firm's charter school practice. Bob Schulman has represented Texas charter schools since the very beginning of the movement in Texas and Joe Hoffer has represented Texas charter schools for his entire legal career. The Firm's partners actively represent over one hundred Texas charter holders, charter schools and charter management companies representing Texas' finest and most distinguished open-enrollment charter schools and campus charter schools.
The Firm's charter school practice is diverse, covering the complex legal areas of charter school employment law; charter school governance; nonprofit law; charter school policy guidance, development and implementation; charter school procurement and business services; charter school construction and real estate; special education and student law; open meetings and public information laws; administrative appeals, audit appeals, hearings and contested cases; and state and federal litigation involving charter schools.
We are capable advisors for all aspects of charter school operations from start-up to on-going operations, to appealing Texas Education Agency sanctions, enforcement actions, audits, nonrenewal, revocation and other actions.
Our attorneys are on the cutting edge of Texas and Louisiana charter school law representing and advising charter schools involved in the leading cases (federal, state and administrative) impacting Texas open-enrollment charter schools. The Firm's attorneys are frequent presenters and trainers for the Texas and Louisiana Charter School Associations and the national charter movement and offer training and development for charter operators and board members. We are certified trainers for charter directors and officers. We also work with many of the Education Service Centers in Texas to provide services and training specific to charter schools. The Firm's attorneys are members of the National Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys.
We know and understand the business and legal needs of Texas and Louisiana charter schools. We have the knowledge and resources to provide our charter school clients with accurate and timely legal advice. We have the ability to vigorously defend our charter school clients in all arenas.