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Frazer & Feldman, LLP
The law firm of Frazer & Feldman, LLP, is unique among education law firms, in that it is large enough to handle any legal issue, yet small enough to provide the responsiveness and personal attention expected of school board counsel. Comprised of 10 attorneys, the firm is devoted to representing public school districts and boards of education.
“We are not a general practice firm representing 40 to 50 school districts, that might not have the time to devote to a client’s specific needs,” says Jack Feldman, who guides clients during all stages of the special education process. “Instead, our legal staff devotes its general, special education, and labor counsel services to a select number of school district clients.”
Florence Frazer notes, “Our success on behalf of our clients stems, in part, from an overarching philosophy of mutual respect between labor and management, where we help to foster a strong working relationship between the two sides. In approaching these matters, we work hard to achieve our clients’ goals, but we also strive to avoid creating rancor that could impact subsequent labor-management relations.”
This approach has resulted in many long-term client relationships, with a number of the firm’s clients having been with Frazer and Feldman for 15 years or more. “I think clients appreciate how we maintain close working relationships with them,” says Feldman. “We make a point of counseling clients before they act and providing them with regular updates about changes in the law, because we know from experience that it is ultimately easier to keep our clients out of trouble than it is to get them out of trouble.”