Jennifer is a founding Partner of the Firm, and has over fourteen years of experience servicing boards of education.  She specializes in the area of board counsel and has specific expertise in the areas of personnel, tenure and seniority, individual contract negotiations, Board policy review and compliance, employee complaint investigations, Open Public Records Act compliance, and student issues, including but not limited to harassment, intimidation, and bullying matters and student code of conduct issues.  Jennifer regularly attends school board meetings, drafts and reviews board policies and regulations, and provides legal opinions on all areas of labor relations and school district operations.  A former teacher, Jennifer particularly understands the inner workings of school district operations and pulls from that experience to better assist clients in developing practical solutions.

 

Jennifer appears on lecture panels for the New Jersey School Boards Association, New Jersey Association of School Business Officials, and the Seton Hall Superintendent Study Council.  She frequently provides legal training for her clients, including board workshops, administrator trainings, and staff seminars.

 

Prior to becoming one of the founding Partners of the Firm, Jennifer was a Partner at a mid-sized general practice firm where she was a member of the Education Law Group.    

 

In 2013 Jennifer was recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of New Jersey's New Leaders of the Bar.

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2003

     Seton Hall Center For Social Justice Constitutional Law

     Clinic

     Interscholastic Moot Court Board

     Centennial Scholar

 

University of Florida, B.A., 2000

Judicial Clerkship

Honorable Miriam N. Span, P.J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity and Probate Part (Union Vicinage), 2003-2004

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 2003

U. S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2003

New York, 2007

Memberships

American Bar Association

New Jersey Association of School Attorneys (Trustee)

New Jersey State Bar Association

Union County Bar Association

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