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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 annas a “Legal Leader - New York Area’s Top Rated Lawyers” annually since 2013 in the fields of education and labor law.



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Events Calendar
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Friday, April 8, 2022
    10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    2022 Annual School Law Conference
    Sponsored by the Education Law Committees of Suffolk and Nassau County Bar Associations
    As well as the Suffolk & Nassau Academies of Law


    Speakers:
    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq., Frazer & Feldman, LLP
    Christie Jacobson, Esq., Frazer & Feldman, LLP
    Joseph Lilly, Esq., Frazer & Feldman, LLP
    Dennis O’Brien, Esq., Frazer & Feldman, LLP

    Topics will include: “Deal or No Deal” - Disciplinary Proceedings in Cyberspace; Special Education “Jeopardy!” – Navigating the Perils of Spe-cial Education Ethics One Question at Time; and “Let’s Make a Deal” – Negotiating in the Post Pandemic.




  • RECENT EVENTS
  • March 30, 2022
    Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) Training Seminar


    Christie R. Jacobson held a client training seminar on the New York State Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) for all school board members, Superintendents of Schools, interested school administrators, Records Access Officers, FOIL Appeals Officers, and district clerks. For more information, please go to the Client Memoranda tab of our website for a recording of the seminar.



  • February 11, 2022
    On-Line Seminar
    9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop


    Jack Feldman will be presenting a seminar on the IEP Development Process: Handling Difficult Issues and Key Considerations for Implementing IEPs. The seminar will address IDEA evaluation report essentials; IEP Meetings; creating measurable IEP goals and progress requirements; who should receive a copy of IEPs and what form should it be; and what to do when IEPs aren’t working. For additional information, please visit www.nbi-sems.com.



  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    Webinar: Social Media Ethics for School Attorneys
    When lawyers use social media, what ethical rules apply? And how?

    Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
    Price: $110 per person


    Christie R. Jacobson will co-present a seminar on the topic of school attorneys and their law firms are using social media platforms such as LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter to connect with both current and prospective clients. However, as with all other forms of attorney advertising, they must remain mindful of potentially serious ethical implications. For example, Rule 7.1 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct governs attorney and law firm advertisements, including content published on the Internet and via social media. This webinar will review the rules governing social media ethics and their application to attorneys who practice education law. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.nysasa.org.



  • December 9, 2021
    On-Line Seminar
    9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    New York Special Education Law


    Jack Feldman will be presenting a seminar on Special Education Law in New York. The seminar will address the increasing number of students qualifying for special education services. Professionals working with special needs children know that an understanding of special education law is crucial. You need to know the law in order to deal with complex questions that arise on a regular basis. Who pays when a special needs child is placed in private schooling at the parents' election? How can a school create the least restrictive environment and promote inclusion to the best interests of all students? It can be costly if you don't know. For additional information, please visit www.nbi-sems.com.





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