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Spencer Fane Higher Education attorneys help public and private universities and colleges successfully resolve the complex legal issues unique to this industry. Working closely with boards of trustees, CEOs, athletic directors, and general counsel, we tailor solutions that help clients further their mission, goals and interests.

Our attorneys counsel universities in an array of areas, including governance, policies and procedures, NCAA issues, crisis management, and charitable giving and endowment matters. Whether serving as outside investigators in high-profile university cases or advisors to college leaders on essential strategies and policies, we provide timely, steady guidance to minimize clients’ risks and reputational damage.

As a full-service firm, we also help universities protect their investments by assisting with transactional issues, such as vendor and employment contracts, intercollegiate sports contracts, and intellectual property protection.

Our Higher Education areas of focus include: