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FLORENCE T. FRAZER received her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A. (cum laude) from Hofstra University. Ms. Frazer is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Northern, Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York. Following graduation from law school, she was appointed Assistant Counsel, and later Assistant Director, to the Governor's Office of Employee Relations where her responsibilities included serving as chief negotiator for the Governor in collective bargaining with the statewide CSEA-Administrative Services Unit (comprised of approximately 39,000 clerical employees statewide in 36 state agencies), administering collective bargaining agreements; handling grievance and arbitration matters for bargaining units as diverse as the New York State Police and the United University Professions. Since entering private practice, she has continued to concentrate her practice in the areas of public sector labor law and education law, including staff and student disciplinary matters and handling the full range of labor matters on behalf of clients, including collective bargaining, mediation and fact finding; grievance and arbitration matters; improper practice charges, management/confidential petitions and representation matters before the Public Employment Relations Board. She has also represented clients in New York State and federal courts, administrative hearings before the Nassau County Civil Service Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, Department of Labor, and the Workers' Compensation Board. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association Labor Law Section, the former Chairperson of the Education Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and a Past President of the New York State Association of School Attorneys. She has been recognized annually by Pulse magazine as one of Long Island's "Top Legal Eagles" in the field of Education Law for the period of 2010-2018 and as a "Legal Leader - New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers" of 2013-2018 in the fields of education and labor law. She has also been featured in New York Magazine as "New York Women Leaders in the Law" from 2016-2018.



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Events Calendar
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • August 19, 2019
    Live Teleconference 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq., will present a Live Teleconference Seminar on “Sexual Harassment in Schools: Interpreting the Latest Legal Guidelines”. The program will cover the latest school sexual harassment guidelines you need to know. How to determine critical Title IX protections for victims of sexual harassment; how to properly respond to and document allegations using the latest federal guidance; and how to handle delicate sexual violence allegations the right way. For more information please visit www.nbi-sems.com.

  • October 25, 2019
    Rochester Riverside Convention Center
    123 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

    Christie Jacobson, Esq., will present at the New York State School Boards Association Annual School Law Conference held on October 24-26, 2019. Ms. Jacobson will present on the topic of “Free Speech in the Era of Social Media.” The audience for this presentation will be school board members, school administrators and school attorneys from throughout the State of New York. For additional information visit WWW.NYSSBA.ORG.


  • RECENT EVENTS
  • June 3, 2019
    Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island
    333 S Service Road
    Plainview, NY 11803

    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq. and Timothy M. Mahoney, Esq., presented a seminar on “New York Special Education Law”. The program covered compliance with Special Education Laws to avoid liability; Strengthen knowledge of how recent special education legislation affects school policies and operation; Learning what to do and what not to do in 504 plans; Evaluating the legal protection offered by the Individualized Education Program (IEP); How to successfully handle disciplinary actions for students with disabilities; Exploring the role of manifestation determination reviewing the legality of disciplinary actions; and Understanding the rights of special needs students so as to avoid inadvertent illegal actions that may lead to a lawsuit. For further information please visit www.nbi-sems.com.

  • Monday, April 22, 2019
    Hofstra University
    Hempstead, New York

    We are proud to announce that our partner Christie R. Jacobson was honored as one of Hofstra University’s Outstanding Women in Law at an awards dinner reception held on Monday April 22,2019. This recognition celebrates women who have made meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community. For more information please visit www.law.hofstra.edu/owl.

  • Friday, December 7, 2018

    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq., presented a seminar on “Special Education”.
    Christie Jacobson, Esq., presented a seminar on “The Non-Resident "Resident" Student”.
    Joseph Lilly, Esq., presented a seminar on “Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace”.
    Laura Dilimetin, Esq., presented a seminar on “School Safety”.
    For additional information visit www.nassaubar.org..



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