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For over 75 years, Stevens & Lee has assisted colleges and universities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond in a wide range of both strategic and legal services. Our scope of work in this industry is broad, and includes higher education finance, government affairs, development and planned giving programs and tenure restructuring, as well traditional matters relating to employment, benefits and real estate, among many others.

Stevens & Lee serves as outside general counsel to a number of colleges and universities, as well as their foundations, and possesses a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities they face. We also serve as long-time general counsel to the second largest student loan processor in the United States, and are known for providing creative solutions to complex problems within the industry.

Educational and occupational diversity with a platform approach

It’s not only our extensive experience representing colleges and universities that sets us apart from other law firms. Our diverse educational and occupational expertise coupled with our multidisciplinary platform approach allows us to bring a unique skill set and a disciplined understanding to the issues faced by those in the higher education industry.

A number of our professionals are either current or past trustees of more than a dozen colleges and universities, and many of our lawyers have served in senior executive positions and as faculty at institutions of higher education.

Because of our multidisciplinary platform, we’re able to approach both problems and opportunities from multiple service perspectives. In addition to our law firm, our platform includes Financial S&Lutions, a financial advisory firm serving colleges and universities that works closely with our tax-exempt finance team; a government affairs unit that advocates on behalf of institutions of higher education; and Griffin Financial Group LLC, a FINRA-licensed investment bank that serves as strategic consultant to clients in this industry looking to capitalize on growth opportunities.

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Ramiro M. Carbonell

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rmca@stevenslee.com

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Reading 610.478.2275

Princeton 609.718.0975

Delia_Rebecca

Rebecca C. Delia

Senior Vice President

rcd@fsandl.com

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Lancaster 717.399.6629

Edelman_Peter

Peter T. Edelman

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pte@stevenslee.com

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Reading 610.478.2168

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John W. Espenshade

Partner

jwe@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster 717.399.6621

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Mark C. Franek

Associate

mcf@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge 610.205.6029

Gilmartin_Marianne

Marianne J. Gilmartin

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mjg@stevenslee.com

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Scranton 570.969.5362

Wilkes-Barre 570.969.5362

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Peter G. Glenn

Of Counsel

pgg@stevenslee.com

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Reading 610.478.2123

Goldberger_Lenny

Leonard P. Goldberger

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lpg@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge 610.205.6046

New York 212.774.5929

Harenza_Chuck

Charles F. Harenza

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cfh@stevenslee.com

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Reading 610.478.2091

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Joanne M. Judge

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jmj@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster 717.209.5866

Reading 610.478.2226

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Ryan P. Kennedy

Of Counsel

rpke@stevenslee.com

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Princeton 609.243.6424

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Brian P. Koscelansky

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bpk@stevenslee.com

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Scranton 570.969.5364

Wilkes-Barre 570.718.0300

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James B. Longacre

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jbl@stevenslee.com

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Reading 610.478.2293

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Blake C. Marles

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bcm@stevenslee.com

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Allentown 610.997.5060

Marshall_Chip

Joseph W. “Chip” Marshall, III

Vice Chairman

chip.marshall@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia 215.751.1240

McCusker_Heather

Heather Eshelman McCusker

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hem@stevenslee.com

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Princeton 609.243.6433

McSorley_Suzanne

Suzanne M. McSorley

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smcs@stevenslee.com

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Princeton 609.987.6663

Mitchell_Brad

Bradley L. Mitchell

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blm@stevenslee.com

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Princeton 609.987.6680

New York 646.254.6385

Muskens_Wilfred

Wilfred H. Muskens

President & CEO, Stevens & Lee/Griffin International

whm@slginternational.com

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Lancaster 717.399.1728

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Jennifer L. Nevins

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jln@stevenslee.com

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Reading 610.478.2243

Reichelderfer_Ann

Ann Reichelderfer

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ar@stevenslee.com

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Princeton 609.987.6655

Tarr_Christopher

Christopher S. Tarr

Partner

cst@stevenslee.com

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Princeton 609.987.6666

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James M. White

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jmw@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs 717.238.5866

Zechman_Theresa

Theresa M. Zechman

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tmz@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster 717.399.6644