NICOLE A. DONATICH received her Juris Doctor Degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Rutgers University School of Law in 2012. At Rutgers Law she won the Hunter Moot Court Competition and was awarded Best Oralist. She also served as the Research Editor for the Rutgers Law Review and served as an executive member of the Women’s Law Caucus. She received her B.A. (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from the Honor’s Program of the University of Delaware in 2009, with a Major in International Relations and a Minor in Spanish. Mrs. Donatich is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York. Following graduation from law school, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York for four and a half years. During her tenure as an Assistant District Attorney she tried multiple bench and jury trials to verdict, negotiated hundreds of plea bargains and oversaw the investigation, indictment and prosecution of violent felony matters including assault and weapons possession. Since arriving at Frazer & Feldman, Ms. Donatich has conducted numerous administrative hearings and led investigations relating to student and employee discipline and employment discrimination. Nicole has co-authored with associate Joseph Lilly, an article published in On Board, a publication of the New York State School Boards Association, entitled “Reasonable suspicion must precede cellphone search” (October 2017). She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, where she is an active member of the Committee on Legal Education. She is also a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, where she is an active member of the Education Law Committee.


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    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Jack Feldman will conduct a full-day seminar on "Developing a Bulletproof IEP." The program will cover IDEA and its regulations, as well as the New York State Regulations. It is important for those working in special education to keep up to date with procedures for conducting a CSE meeting and developing a defensible, bulletproof IEP. This seminar aims to provide a comprehensive, one-day approach to the impact of IDEA on New York Special Education Law, for those working within the education system. Administrators, board members, regular and special educators, related service providers, counselors, psychologists, and social workers will find this seminar invaluable and are encouraged to attend. The seminar is sponsored by PESI. The seminar will also cover discipline for students with disabilities, including a discussion about the standards to be applied in manifestation determinations and when and why FBAs should be conducted and BIPs developed and reviewed. The seminar will also cover initial referrals, evaluations, medical diagnoses, classification and more. For additional information visit

  • 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

  • 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

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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

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