Higher Education

Delfino Madden O’Malley Coyle & Koewler serves as outside corporate counsel and subject matter experts in a broad range of areas for public and private institutions of higher education. We understand that universities are incredibly complex entities devoted to their student, faculty and staff populations while striving to fulfill the mission of providing an excellent environment in which to learn, study, teach, research and grow.

The firm’s lawyers provide counsel to Boards of Regents and administrators on corporate governance, including advice regarding shared governance, nonprofit, corporate and tax-exempt compliance matters including the proper handling of potential conflict of interest and excess benefit issues.  We assist university departments on contract and bid procurement, student loans and collections, securing complex credit facilities, charitable gift rules, estate and trust issues, acquisition of real property and the construction of school facilities.

We provide counsel regarding the vast array of faculty, staff, and student policies and issues.  Subject matter expertise includes promotion and tenure policies, Title IX compliance, faculty discipline, employment and student investigations, executive compensation, student conduct procedures, hearing procedures and faculty grievance issues.