Shipman & Goodwin LLP

With more than 175 attorneys and offices in Connecticut, Washington, D.C. and New York, Shipman & Goodwin represents over 60 of Connecticut’s leading colleges, universities and independent schools.  Our representation gives us substantial experience with a wide array of legal issues of concern to these clients.

As an added resource for educational institutions, Shipman & Goodwin has established, a minisite dedicated to presenting the latest developments in school law.

CCIC invites you to connect with Shipman & Goodwin at: and


Join us for a CCIC Member webinar

Please join Shipman & Goodwin exempt organization tax attorney Ray Casella for an informative webinar and lively discussion about your institution’s tax obligations for employee/teacher parking and the new UBTI rules.
Monday, March 18, 2019
12:00 PM 
Register here
The presentation will begin with a short explanation of UBTI, followed by relevant examples from the IRS.  Attendees will leave with answers to questions about UBTI including:

  • Why do we have it? 
  • How do we comply with it?
  • How do we minimize it? 

A call-in line will be provided for attendees to ask questions.


Please join us for our annual fall seminar on October 25, 2018 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. This promises to be an interesting and informative program regarding recent developments in labor and employment law. Our half-day seminar will include discussions of the timely topics listed here as well as updates on recent legislation and court decisions affecting employers. Register for the 2018 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar here.


Recent Unionizing Developments on Campus
October 24, 2018

Claw Back of Parent PLUS Loan Proceeds to Pay College Tuition Hits a Roadblock
December 20, 2017

Title IX Procedures and The Need for Fairness to All Parties
December 6, 2017

Equal Access in the Digital Age: OCR Ramps Up Investigations into Website Accessibility
September 12, 2017

Union Invades the Dorm, Student Resident Advisors to Vote at GWU
April 25, 2017

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Withdraw Federal Transgender Student Guidance
February 23, 2017

2017 Winter Employment Law Letter
January 27, 2017
No Punitive Damages Allowed Under CT Discrimination Law ~What Constitutes a "Safe Place to Work?" ~
Drug Testing is Back in the News  ~ Legal Briefs

Recent Presentations

Webinar on Demand: The Essential Guide for 401(k) and 403(b) Plan Administrators for Colleges and Universities
(Follow the prompts to register when launching the replay.)
February 22, 2017

Union Organizing Among Adjunct Faculty: Gary S. Starr
October 2, 2015

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