Yankwitt LLP offers a full complement of litigation services to our education clients throughout New York and New Jersey. The firm draws on its expansive breadth of experience across practice areas and its deep bench of accomplished litigators and trial attorneys to represent education clients of all sizes, from large institutions of higher education to smaller, private schools, across a broad spectrum of civil litigation, including:
- Contract Disputes
- Insurance Coverage Litigation
- Labor & Employment Defense
- Premises Liability Defense
- Real Estate Litigation
- ADA Accommodation and Website Claims
- Internal Investigations
- COVID-19 Litigation
In addition to serving as go-to litigation counsel for all of our clients’ commercial matters, our criminal defense team represents educational institutions and their employees in federal and state criminal investigations and proceedings, when needed.
Yankwitt LLP attorneys are seasoned litigators, aggressive trial lawyers and creative problem solvers, who utilize our collective experience to achieve optimal results for our clients. Our wealth of litigation experience and intimate understanding of how to approach matters involving schools of all kinds optimally positions us to counsel our clients on litigation strategies that meet their unique needs, such as when to settle before trial or when to take a case to verdict.
The attorneys at Yankwitt LLP consider all possible avenues to maximize outcomes for our clients, while minimizing their legal spend – an unusual strategy that clients appreciate. We frequently pursue alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and have obtained great success at court-sanctioned settlement conferences, mediations, and binding arbitrations. If settlement is not possible, we are ready to take cases to trial and do so numerous times each year on behalf of our education clients in New York and New Jersey. In fact, Yankwitt LLP is one of few Westchester County-based law firms that routinely try cases in state or federal court or arbitration.
While no two clients and cases are the same, one thing remains constant – the attorneys at Yankwitt LLP always listen to our clients. We emphasize smart, lean staffing and cost-effective litigation strategies, and are known for fostering close attorney-client relationships founded in honesty, transparency, and open and frequent communication.