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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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  • June 15, 2018

    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq., and Timothy M. Mahoney, Esq., presented “Applying Special Education Law to Everyday Issues” on June 15, 2018, the second day of a two-day event, for the National Business Institute. Mr. Feldman presented on preparing for and testifying at due process hearings. Mr. Mahoney presented on prior written notices, behavioral issues, and student discipline. The workshop was held at the Four Points by Sheraton Plainview, 333 South Service Road, Plainview, NY 11803. For further information please visit www.nbi-sems.com.



  • Christie Jacobson, Esq., to Present at Annual Law Conference

    June 1, 2018

    Christie Jacobson, Esq., presented at the New York State Association of School Attorneys 18th Annual School Attorney Law Conference, held on June 1-3, 2018. Ms. Jacobson presented on the topic of “Student Enrollment: Practical and Legal Challenges Involved in Verifying Resident Students.” The audience for this presentation were school attorneys from throughout the State of New York.



  • Christie Jacobson, Esq., to Present on Free Speech Rights

    March 27, 2018

    Christie Jacobson, Esq., recently presented “The Contours of Student Free Speech Rights” on March 27, 2018 at the New York State School Boards Association’s 2018 Policy Workshop. The workshop was held at the Holiday Inn Plainview, 215 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, NY 11803. For further information please visit www.nyssba.org.



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    Friday, January 19, 2018

    • Special Education Presentation
    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq.



  • LIASEA Conference

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    The Impact on IEP Development of the Supreme Court Decision in Endrew F. and the Second Circuit Decision in T.K.
    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq. For more information visit www.liasea.org.



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