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Charter School Attorneys serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Ohio

Educational leaders establish charter schools because they have a vision. They see that there is a better way to teach, and they dedicate their careers to making their ideas a reality. At Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C., we support this vision. Our attorneys provide legal counsel to parents, teachers and nonprofit organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We support our clients' drive to create a learning environment that motivates learners to achieve excellence in the classroom and in their lives.

Kevin M. McKenna is one of the state's leading attorneys in education law. Under his guidance, Latsha Davis & McKenna's client schools have had continuing success in cases before the Pennsylvania's Charter School Appeal Board (CAB), the Courts of Common Pleas, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Mr. McKenna also represents schools in cases of first impression before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and is general counsel for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools.

Our charter school clients vary from schools in the beginning stages of organization prior to obtaining a charter to schools seeking renewals of their initial charters. On a daily basis, we handle a variety of issues:

  • Facilities and maintenance
  • Employment of teachers and other professionals
  • Student discipline
  • Professional staff policies and policy enforcement
  • Compliance with special education requirements/program implementation
  • Transportation
  • Equipment
  • Commercial real estate matters/property purchases and commercial leases
  • Charter school financing
  • Fundraising
  • Drafting and review of vendor contracts
  • Other related matters

We also serve as counsel to charter schools and provide legal advice on an ongoing basis. School leaders who retain us may contact us on an ongoing basis for guidance regarding a broad spectrum of legal matters. If disputes arise, we resolve them quickly and effectively with the goal of achieving the best possible results for the clients we represent.

Attorneys at our firm routinely deal with other districts and often interact with the solicitors of these school districts on our clients' behalves. In addition, we have developed professional relationships with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Our reputation as a leader in the practice of charter school law is exemplified by our representation of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools as its general counsel.

In the past few years, our clients have faced numerous legal issues, including unique personnel and disciplinary issues, challenges to their charters, transportation issues, breach of contract lawsuits against outside vendors, compliance with regulations, special education hearings and employment claims. Latsha Davis & McKenna has vigorously advocated on behalf of our clients as they faced these challenges. We resolve legal complexities so that our clients can focus on what matters most: supporting their students' pursuit of educational growth.

Contact our Education Law Attorneys

Contact the Exton office of Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C., to discuss your charter school's legal needs.

Locations in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania — Exton, Pennsylvania — Mount Laurel, New Jersey

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Exton Office
350 Eagleview Boulevard, Suite 100
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 610-524-8454
Fax: 610-524-9383
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Mechanicsburg Office
1700 Bent Creek Boulevard,
Suite 140

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Phone: 717-620-2424
Fax: 717-620-2444
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New Jersey

Mount Laurel Office
309 Fellowship Road
East Gate Center, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856-231-5351
Fax: 610-524-9383
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In Maryland call:
Phone: 410-727-2810