Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

As one of Connecticut’s leading law firms for more than 100 years, we have built our reputation based on a commitment to excellence, highly personalized, cost-effective client service, and successful outcomes. With more than 80 lawyers and offices in New Haven, Waterbury, Stamford, Guilford, Litchfield and Southbury we advise a broad range of clients across Connecticut and beyond.

We put clients’ goals first. At every engagement, we partner with our clients through communication and collaboration to deliver effective results. Avoiding over-lawyering, this proactive approach enables us to anticipate client needs and provide efficient service. The result: smart, practical, and personal legal counsel.

Carmody’s Education lawyers advise schools, colleges, universities, and other academic institutions for success in this competitive setting.

We collaborate with clients to understand their goals and identify and proactively address potential problems before they become significant legal issues. By taking this approach, schools and other educational institutions can avoid the disruption and expense of a lawsuit. However, when litigation is unavoidable, we bring to bear the full power of our trial department to represent clients in hearings, arbitrations, bench trials, jury trials, and state and federal administrative agencies and courts.

We provide advice on a wide range of education issues including employment advice and training, legal compliance, student disciplinary issues, general transactional matters, construction, sexual abuse, and misconduct, governance, as well as financing and issues related to tax-exempt status.

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