Nicole D Snyder
is the chair of the special education law practice group at McKenna Snyder LLC. She concentrates her practice in the areas of special education law, charter school law, education law, school reform, & insurance defense. Ms. Snyder represents clients in a variety of matters pertaining to state and federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to IDEA and Section 504. Prior to entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Ms. Snyder has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle & Western districts of PA; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals; the Supreme Court of New Jersey; the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; and the Supreme Court of Ohio. She is also a member of PBA's Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee and has been an invited lecturer at state and national conferences on special education and education law topics, including sessions at PBI's Exceptional Children's Conferences; Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools' conferences; Education Law Association, and Lehigh University. Ms. Snyder is also a registered lobbyist. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Villanova University and her J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law.Philip E Stern
supports the school law and employment and labor practice groups for DiFrancesco Bateman Kunzman Davis Lehrer & Flaum, P.C. Mr. Stern represents public and private school districts, colleges, and universities in collective bargaining, special education, employment litigation, and student and staff disciplinary issues. He has negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of educational institutions. Mr. Stern has litigated full jury trials and administrative hearings in all New Jersey judicial and administrative forums, from the New Jersey Supreme Court to the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission to the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law. Mr. Stern earned his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University, his M.A. degree in educational administration from Montclair State College, and his J.D. degree from New York Law School.