Institutes of higher education serve a vital role in our society. They provide educational opportunities for citizens, prepare students for a successful future and play a significant economic and social role in their local economies and infrastructure. With these goals, however, come the obligations of complying with federal, state and local regulations.
Institutes of higher education are unlike any other industry or commercial entity. The presence of thousands of students changes the dynamic of the relationship, making it different than a business relationship that has customers and employees. Colleges and universities are responsible not only for providing education for the students, but also for hiring faculty and staff, providing housing, maintaining student confidentiality, creating codes of conduct and enacting disciplinary measures as necessary.
Complex Intersection of Laws
Legal matters that relate to higher education can involve day-to-day operations as well as matters related to policy, academics, governance and planning. As a full-service law firm, Estrella, LLC is equipped to serve Puerto Rico’s universities on almost any legal issue they may face. Our knowledgeable attorneys can address governance issues while also offering litigation support. We stand out from most other Puerto Rico law firms because we can support institutes of higher education at every step of a legal transaction. Our diversity of experience minimizes the potential that a university will need to enlist the services of another firm for legal assistance—all issues can be handled under our roof by our talented team of attorneys.
Higher education encompasses numerous areas of law, including:
- Transactional Law
- Construction Law
- Real Estate Law
- Intellectual Property
- Tax Law
Because the attorneys at Estrella, LLC are experienced with the nuances of higher education law, we can successfully represent Puerto Rico’s universities and resolve disputes favorably. By enlisting our skilled legal team, universities can protect their reputations in the community and continue to attract the best and brightest students from all over the world. For legal advice in day-to-day operations and litigation support, universities trust Estrella, LLC to provide comprehensive counsel for all of their legal needs.