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JACOB S. FELDMAN received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1976 and his B.A. (cum laude) from Brooklyn College, in 1972. He is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York. From September, 1977 until December 1987, he was an associate senior counsel in the office of the General Counsel to the New York State United Teachers, where he handled school-related litigation involving constitutional and education law rights, seniority disputes, tenure rights and tenure areas in federal and state courts. Since 1987 he has represented public school districts as general counsel. He has handled the defense of public school districts in major federal and state litigation involving civil rights, age, race, disability and sexual discrimination matters, sexual harassment complaints, special education matters, complaints alleging First, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment violations as related to the collection of school district taxes, and appeals to the Appellate Division, First and Second Departments, the New York State Court of Appeals and to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He has handled the successful defense of dozens of impartial hearings and appeals to the SRO on behalf of school districts. He has represented clients in arbitrations administered by the American Arbitration Association, and administrative proceedings before PERB, the State Division of Human Rights and the EEOC. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association; and the former Chairperson of the Education Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Mr. Feldman is a frequent speaker and participant in various special education law programs, speaking on topics including "Developing a Bulletproof IEP," student discipline, preparation for and defense of impartial hearings and Section 504, conducted by the Nassau County Bar Association, the Nassau-Suffolk Academies of Law, NYSSBA, the Long Island Association of School Personnel Administrators, the LIASEA, the Council of New York Special Education Administrators, Lorman Education Services, PESI, St. John's University, and many of our school district clients. He is the author of "Americans With Disabilities Act: Employer Obligations," Journal of Individual Employment Rights, Vol.2, #2 (1993) and "Discipline of Tenured Employees Pursuant to Education Law §3020-a, Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, Vol.28, #2 (1999). He is the author of the "Read All About It" column, a monthly compilation of special education cases appearing in the "Attorney's Corner" of the Centris Group's Directors' Website. He received LIASEA's 2010 Award of Distinction for his special education work on behalf of school districts. He 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.



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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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