Areas of Legal Practice

Shifman & Carlson, P.C. has a reputation of providing quality representation and effective legal counsel in estate planning, real estate, and business law.

Education Law

Shifman & Carlson, P.C. is a law firm that specializes in providing general counsel services to school districts and charter schools, and has done so since the firm’s inception in 1963. From this experience, we know that school districts and charter schools face a number of unique issues grounded in laws specific to school districts and charter schools. We work with our clients with almost every aspect of education law including the following:

  •       Special Education
  •       Student Discipline
  •       School Finance/State Aid Notes
  •       Competitive Bidding and Construction Contracts
  •       School Personnel
  •       Building Leases
  •       Board Policies
  •       Charter School Start-Up Services
  •       Charter Contract and Management Contract Negotiation
  •       Charter School Reauthorization

We regularly counsel our clients on areas of the law specific to school districts and charter schools, including the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, IEPs, and due process concerns as they might relate to student discipline hearings. We understand how delicate many issues facing school districts and charter schools are, especially matters related to student discipline, parent interactions with the school, and other similar situations, and work carefully with our clients to thread these thorny problems.

With respect to charter schools, our experience includes working with a number of unique charter school structures, including strict discipline academies and conversions of private schools to charter schools. We have handled transitions between management companies and litigation related to these transitions.

  • Serving MI Since 1963 – 100+ Years of Combined Experience

  • Top Rating For Ethics & Legal Ability (AV® Rating)

  • Selected for Inclusion in DBusiness Top Lawyers

  • Two Office Locations: Farmington Hills & Grand Rapids

  • Representing Individuals, Businesses, Municipalities & Schools

We proudly serve clients in Wayne County, Oakland County and Macomb County

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