Joseph Carbonaro   ASSOCIATE

JOSEPH CARBONARO received his Juris Doctor Degree from New England School of Law in 1985 and his B.A. from Clark University in 1982. He is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York, Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Southern, Eastern and Northern District Courts of New York and the State of Massachusetts. He was in private practice from 1991 until he joined the firm in October of 2008. He has considerable experience with employment discrimination matters including sexual harassment, sex and age based discrimination; commercial litigation, including civil fraud, breach of contract and business-related litigation. Joe handles all types of general litigation for the firm, including education related litigation ranging from federal civil rights and constitutional matters to construction and contract litigation, arbitration and appeals in New York State and federal courts. Joe has represented school districts in Education Law §3020-a and Civil Service Law §75 disciplinary proceedings and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, State and New York City Divisions of Human Rights and the New York State Department of Labor.


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  • May 1, 2020
    Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown
    200 West Main Street, Elmsford, New York
    9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Special Education Laws Made Simple

    Timothy Mahoney will be presenting a seminar on disciplinary procedures and managing FBAs, BIPs, physical restraints and isolation techniques. He will also cover suspensions and expulsions; Manifestation Determinations; interim alternative education settings; expedited due process hearings and school actions that can result in lawsuits. For additional information please visit

  • May 8, 2020
    Four Points by Sheraton Melville
    333 S. Service Road, Plainview, NY
    9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    School Law: Handling Mental Health Issues

    Jack Feldman will be presenting a seminar on balancing special education and mental health concerns; tying IEPs to mental health issues; drafting IEP goals for students; 504 plans: determining eligibility for mental health issues and outlining parameters of required services for students without 504s/IEPs. He will also discuss conducting FBAs and BIPs; performing Manifestation Determination Reviews; changing student placement; when to suspend or expel; handling and responding to bullying; harassment and intimidation; restraining and seclusion; documenting school discipline actions; and making criminal referrals for mental health concerns. For additional information please visit

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