School / Higher Education Law

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At Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, we believe that educational institutions are of critical importance to Wisconsin and to society as a whole.

That's why our school and higher education law practice is a priority for our firm and why our firm's infrastructure is specifically designed to serve Wisconsin's educational institutions. We're committed to providing everything that school district, higher education, and educational organizations need. Our attorneys include some of the leading school and higher education practitioners in Wisconsin and we bring an unsurpassed level of collective experience to bear on behalf of all our education clients, including public school districts, technical colleges, and other educational institutions and organizations.

We understand that school districts, technical colleges, and other Wisconsin educational institutions and organizations are focused on teaching and learning, helping children and adults prepare to further their education, to be ready for jobs and careers, and to be responsible, contributing citizens of our state. But we also know that school districts, technical colleges, public and private colleges and universities, and other educational organizations and institutions are often multifaceted and complex: they can be governmental bodies, workplaces, financial institutions, social services agencies, and educational institutions all at the same time. As a result, they need law firms with legal services and skills that are aligned with who they are.

We provide services in the full range of issues that school and higher education institutions clients confront, including:

  • General School Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Open Meetings and Public Records
  • Teacher and Administrator Contracts
  • Employee Benefits
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Pupil Services and Special Education
  • Pupil Rights and Discipline
  • Finance
  • Referendum and Elections Matters
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Pupil Transportation
  • Course and Youth Options Programs
  • Co-curricular and Athletic Codes

For us, education is a priority and our school and higher education practice is central to our firm's identity. If you're a school district, technical college, public or private college or university, or other educational institution, you can be confident that you don't just matter at Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c.: you're a big part of why we're here.

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We are also focused on providing legal services in other areas that our clients need, such as real estate, general business law, creditor’s rights, and business litigation.

  • Offices:
  • Green Bay, Madison, and Oshkosh
  • Service Center:
  • Milwaukee

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