Higher Education

Higher education is a sophisticated industry, regulated by complex rules at the federal, regional, and state levels, with 21st-century privacy concerns, field-specific corporate structure and governance demands, and intellectual property issues. Colleges and universities require comprehensive representation from a law firm that understands, through professional experience, each and every facet of the higher education industry legal structure. Quarles & Brady has represented some of the world’s leading and best-known colleges and universities for decades and is recognized as a thought-leader on legal issues facing higher education institutions.

The Quarles & Brady Higher Education Team includes attorneys focused on the needs of colleges and universities and stands at the forefront of innovative solutions to meet the legal needs of these prized institutions. Our attorneys are experienced in a full range of issues encountered by non- and for-profit institutions and how those issues, and their solutions, can affect the institution as a whole.

Many law firms have excellent corporate services, labor & employment, intellectual property, tax, real estate, and government relations practices, but few possess Quarles & Brady's direct experience representing the leading institutions of research and higher learning. Our Higher Education Team is an integrated, multidisciplinary, cross-office industry team that understands the opportunities and challenges facing institutions in the market and the importance of their educational and market reputations above all else. Our clients appreciate that our lawyers have a deep understanding of their academic and business objectives—gained through decades working closely with our clients in the industry—and the creativity and forethought to develop solutions that meet those objectives.