Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP
The Calumet Building
233 Franklin Street

Buffalo , New York, 14202
Phone: 716-853-3801
Fax: 716-853-0265


ADA attorneys

Representing Clients in New York & Nationwide

School districts, principals, and teachers are all aware of the importance of special education laws and assistance for students with disabilities. Educators also know that complex legal issues can arise for schools and districts related to students with disabilities. Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP is a law firm concentrating in the legal issues related to educating children with disabilities. Our experience working with parents and educators on a broad range of disability education cases gives us extensive knowledge of this area of law. Therefore, school districts can greatly benefit from the legal consulting we provide on a range of special education and disability issues.

Regulatory Compliance

Because of our years of working in Special Education law, our attorneys are deeply familiar with the relevant federal and New York State laws, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. School districts have found that our knowledgeable consulting lawyers help ensure compliance with federal and state law in the most practical manner, thereby preventing costly and rancorous legal battles.

We focus in helping school districts with legal matters related to students with disabilities, not on other legal matters such as general education or contract law. Therefore, Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP can assist the district with a specific case or an area of regulatory compliance while the district retains its original board attorney.

Cost-Effective Consulting

With budget shortfalls looming nationwide, few school districts can afford to remain vulnerable to expensive and highly-publicized legal challenges. By calling Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP when you suspect a dispute over special education or students with disabilities may be emerging, you can be advised by our highly qualified disability lawyers about necessary and preemptive steps the district can take to protect itself from legal trouble before it starts.

Clearly, our consulting services offer a creative, cost-effective solution for preventing litigation that schools' budgets and public images cannot afford. We understand that having a student's best interests at heart does not necessarily mean giving in to unreasonable parental demands. We also understand the parents' perspective (after working with many families as advocates for their children). This multilateral perspective enables us to develop innovative solutions and strategies for achieving a positive resolution for both parties without litigation.

If your school district may be facing a legal challenge over special education or simply wants to take preventive measures against disabilities litigation, please contact Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP today discuss your district's needs.