- Special Education Law
- School Rights: free speech; bullying; discrimination; LGBT
- School Discipline
- Juvenile Justice
- Student Rights in Higher Education
- Guardianship/Special Needs Trusts
- Contract, Restrictive Covenants, Business Litigation
- Trademark Infringement
Mr. Tanenbaum will assist you through negotiations and/or litigations in
obtaining a wide variety of education related services, including but not
limited to: early intervention services; classification under the I.D.E.A.
or Section 504; proper responses to bullying and harassment; matters
involving confidentiality and/or access to student records; appropriate
placement in inclusive environments or private schools, and proper action in
the context of disciplinary or behavioral school related problems.
Mr. Tanenbaum represents general education students, as well as students
with a wide range of disabilities – including but not limited to autism,
asperger syndrome, developmental delays, bi-polar, depression, PTSD, anxiety
disorders, learning differences, dyslexia, apraxia, attention deficit,
processing delays, food allergies, and physical disabilities.
He will help you obtain and utilize appropriate evaluations, either from the
District, privately at District expense, or steer you to seasoned expert
professionals in a wide variety of disability related service areas. He is a
strong and effective advocate at IEP, Section 504, and manifestation
determination meetings, as well as in matters before your School Board.
On the collegiate level, Mr. Tanenbaum will assist in obtaining proper
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and intervene on
your behalf in academic or disciplinary matters.
Mr. Tanenbaum has also represented teachers facing retaliatory or other
adverse employment action, and school board members in matters involving
state ethics and election matters. He has also served as general counsel to
Along with other attorneys in the Firm’s criminal law practice, Mr. Tanenbaum will
guide you and your child through the serious and emotional process of the juvenile justice
system when a student’s school related behavior has triggered the
involvement of law enforcement officials. Prompt action from an attorney who understands both school law (including the needs of special education students) and criminal law can be critical for your child. [See their biographies here: Our Attorneys ]
Trusts and Estates/Family Law
Mr. Tanenbaum’s colleagues at the Firm provide excellent guidance with
respect to special needs trusts, and other planning issues that may arise
for the long term care of a child with special needs, including guidance in the
context of divorce or separation. [See their biographies here: Our Attorneys ]