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IEPs and 504 plans are essential tools to ensure positive learning outcomes for many students. They also have the potential to cause legal issues for schools if they aren't properly planned and carried out. This comprehensive guide will show you how to mitigate legal liabilities in IEPs and 504 plans. Take away valuable information you can use to spot potential issues in your school's IEP and 504 plan processes. Order today!
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NEELANJAN CHOUDHURY is an attorney with the firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. Previously, he worked for a firm that focused on premises liability litigation. Since starting work at Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, Mr. Choudhury has been involved in matters concerning student discipline, special education, public works contracts, construction and employment discrimination litigation, tax certiorari litigation and various other areas involving education law. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and his J.D. degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
JAMES P. DROHAN is a partner with the law firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. Mr. Drohan has concentrated his practice on litigation and education law matters. He has represented various private and public employers, and has litigated civil rights, employment discrimination and special education cases at various levels of the state and federal court systems. He has taught school law as an adjunct professor of education law at St. John’s University, Mount Saint Mary College (teaching a graduate course on legal issues in special education), SUNY New Paltz and Pace University. Mr. Drohan has served as invited speaker for a number of organizations, including the Practising Law Institute, the New York State School Boards Association, and the New York State Association of School Attorneys on issues such as school safety, special education, disability discrimination, civil rights and legal ethics. He served on the Board of Advisors for the “No Child Left Behind Compliance Insider” and the “Special Education Law Insider.” He has been named as a Super Lawyer in Upstate New York from 2012-2017. Mr. Drohan is the author of “The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 Update” (26 Touro L. Rev. 1173), and has also contributed a chapter to “Inside the Minds: Emerging Issues in K-12 Campus Security” (Aspatore Books, 2015). He earned his A.B. degree from Georgetown University and his J.D. degree from Fordham University.
DANIEL PETIGROW is a partner with the law firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, where he devotes a substantial portion of his practice to education, special education, and labor and employment law. He has represented school district clients in various matters before the Commissioner of Education, state and federal courts, involving matters such as special education, student residency, boundary disputes and construction matters. Mr. Petigrow has taught as an adjunct professor of education law at Fordham University. He has also presented at numerous seminars and workshops focusing on a variety of legal issues affecting public education. Mr. Petigrow also represents educational clients in real estate and construction litigation, as well as tax certiorari matters. He earned his B.A. degree from Brandeis University and his J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law.
DAVID H. STRONG is an attorney with Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. His legal practice focuses primarily on education law. Mr. Strong has represented clients in special education impartial hearings and appeals, as well as matters involving tax certiorari claims, public works contracts, student discipline, employment discrimination, and other litigation matters. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York; the state of Connecticut; and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern districts of New York. Mr. Strong earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Fordham University and his J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law.