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Welcome to Frazer & Feldman, LLP. For more than two decades, our firm has been devoted to representing public school districts and boards of education. Our major practice areas include education law, special education law, public sector labor law, employment law, collective bargaining, administrative law and civil litigation on behalf of school districts in both State and Federal courts.

With offices located in Garden City, New York, we provide general and labor counsel services to public school districts and boards of education throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. We assist our school board clients in all matters related to the successful management of their districts. We cover issues that range from interpretation of Federal laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA"), Family Educational Rights Privacy Act ("FERPA") and the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). On the New York State level, we advise our clients about State Laws and Regulations such as labor negotiations, tenure, seniority, employee discipline, student discipline, student residency, facilities use, elections and purchasing. Our entire legal staff is devoted to providing general and labor counsel services to our many client school districts and special act school districts.

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About The Firm

About Frazer & Feldman

The law firm of Frazer & Feldman, LLP, is comprised of 10 attorneys devoted to the representation of boards of education. Our offices are located in Garden City, New York. We are uniquely positioned to serve the needs of public school districts, in that we are large enough to....

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Education Law

Education Law

We are lawyers for educators. Our practice is focused on assisting our school board clients in the day-to-day management of their districts, ranging from the interpretation of New York State laws and regulations, including the Education Law, the Commissioner's....

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Events Calendar
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL ISSUES

    June 14, 2016

    Four Points by Sheraton Plainview, 333 S. Service Road, Plainview, New York 11803
    Jack Feldman, Laura Ferrugiari and Timothy Mahoney will be presenting a full day program on the discipline of students with disabilities who have behavioral issues. The seminar will include an overview of the applicable laws regarding IDEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and jurisdiction of the federal government vs. state government. There will be discussions regarding FBAs and BIPs; when and why FBAs should be conducted; BIPs and their relation to IEPs, 504 Behavior Management Plans and Section 504. Although no educator enjoys it, disciplining students is a common part of any school day and can create complicated legal dilemmas. Moreover, disciplining students whose misbehavior is a manifestation of their disabilities is also all too common, giving rise to a series of legal issues. These situations require copious and accurate documentation, and this documentation has to be legally sound. This program is designed for teachers, principals and vice principals, counselors, psychologists social workers, school nurses, special education providers, school administrators, attorneys and paralegals. For more information visit www.nbi-sems.com.


  • RECENT EVENTS
  • Permissible Drug Use: The Administration of Medication in the School Setting

    April 2016

    We are pleased to announce that an article written by Laura Ferrugiari and Tim Mahoney has been featured in the Nassau County Bar Association's monthly newspaper, The Nassau Lawyer. The article, entitled "Permissible Drug Use: The Administration of Medication in the School Setting," reviews the administration of medication in emergency circumstances in school, and advises districts about who is authorized to administer emergency medication and under what circumstances.


  • Creating Effective Section 504 Plans: It's Not as Easy as You Think!

    Friday, November 6, 2015
    8:30AM - 1PM

    Plainview Holiday Inn, Plainview, NY
    Jack Feldman conducted a seminar regarding Section 504. The statute and regulations provide much less guidance than IDEA, leading to confusion among practitioners. Due to lack of clarity, mistakes are made, exposing school districts to significant liability and potentially harming children. This workshop provided practical, easy-to-apply guidance that addresses: The different test for determining discipline for students with 504 plans. When and how to conduct reviews of 504 plans (annual reviews of 504 plans are not required). How to respond when provided with a doctor's note declaring a student eligible for a 504 plan. Medical diagnosis is not required for 504 plan eligibility, and a medical diagnosis in and of itself does not make a student eligible for a 504 plan. The due process rights that parents are entitled to under 504 v. IDEA. The nuts and bolts of Section 504 litigation. Best practices for reducing potential liability. Lessons learned from Section 504 case law. Practical application of knowledge through video case studies and small group discussion. This seminar is sponsored by Legal One NY. For more information, please visit www.legaloneny.org.


  • Special Education in New York

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    RESIDENCE INN PLAINVIEW, 9 GERHARD ROAD, PLAINVIEW, NY 11803
    Jack Feldman conducted a full-day seminar on "Special Education in New York." The program covered the significant changes brought about by the Reauthorized IDEA and its regulations, as well as the New York State Regulations, it is important for those working in special education to keep up to date regarding the changes. This seminar aims to provide a comprehensive, one-day approach to the impact of IDEA on New York Special Education Law, for those working within the education system. Recent updates were covered! Administrators, board members, regular and special educators, related service providers, counselors, psychologists, and social workers will find this seminar invaluable and are encouraged to attend. The seminar is sponsored by PESI. For more information visit www.PESI.com.


  • Special Education Law from A to Z: Developing and Implementing Defensible IEPs

    June 23, 2015

    Four Points by Sheraton Plainview, 333 S. Service Road, Plainview, New York 11803
    Jack Feldman conducted a seminar entitled "Developing and Implementing Defensible IEPs". The program covered team meetings; components of a legally defensible IEP; implementing IEPs; and amending IEPs. The seminar is sponsored by the National Business Institute. For more information visit www.nbi-sems.com.


  • Special Education Law from A to Z: Fulfilling Critical Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Placement Decision Obligations

    June 23, 2015

    Four Points by Sheraton Plainview, 333 S. Service Road, Plainview, New York 11803
    Laura Ferrugiari conducted a seminar entitled "Fulfilling Critical Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Placement Decision Obligations". The program covered LRE, Mainstreaming and Inclusion: What Must Schools Provide?; Continuum of Alternate Placements; Placement Decision Requirements; Factors that Can and Cannot be Considered; and Changes in Placement: Necessary Procedures and Review. The seminar is sponsored by the National Business Institute. For more information visit www.nbi-sems.com.



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