Legal Loop

Frazer & Feldman, LLP has developed a series of roundtable discussions regarding the latest special education issues with legal implications. We have developed the "Legal Loop," exclusively for Frazer & Feldman, LLP, clients.

Recent Legal Loop Meetings

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 25 Special Education Administrators from many of our school district clients met with several of our attorneys in another of a series of roundtable discussions regarding the latest special issues (the "Legal Loop"). The Legal Loop is an invitation-only meeting offered exclusively to Frazer & Feldman, LLP clients, held at our offices in Garden City, N.Y.

On Wednesday, September 28th we conducted another lunch time version of “The Legal Loop,” a series of conferences to discuss matters of importance to special education administrators. The topic was bullying and the IEP. As the result of a recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision CSEs must now consider the impact of bullying on students with special needs and must consider whether a victim of bullying has been denied a free and appropriate public education. Twenty five of our special education administrators and four of our attorneys engaged in a vibrant discussion about how the decision will impact the way IEPs are developed and the things that must be done to address bullying both with respect to the victim and the bully.

The kick off discussion reviewed the landmark "Retrospective Testimony" decision, R.E. ex rel J.E. v. NYC Dept. of Educ., et. al., 694 F.3d 167, (2d Cir., 2012), cert. denied 2013 WL 1418840 (2013). As you may know, R.E. creates a significant limitation on the type of testimony which may be offered by school districts in tuition reimbursement cases.

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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.
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