Litigation

Higher Education

Stevens & Lee has extensive experience trying cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies and arbitration panels nationwide.

Our trial lawyers litigate various aspects of the law applicable to colleges and universities, including intellectual property, employee benefits, construction, insurance, real estate and environmental issues and commercial disputes, among others.

Recent representative higher education litigation matters include:

  • Ongoing representation of a private Pennsylvania university in its estate litigation matters
  • Represented a private university in a contract action involving introduction of Internet 2 technology to Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Represented a Foundation affiliated with a state college to address construction workmanship and defect issues in multiple college dormitory buildings
  • Represented a university in a breach of contract suit filed against the university in U.S. District Court involving over-enrollment and accreditation issues; successfully settled before trial
  • Represented a university in an NCAA investigation of its men’s basketball program
  • Represented a liberal arts college in successfully defeating breach of contract charges brought by a student dissatisfied with the quality of the educational experience

Ramiro M. Carbonell

Shareholder

rmca@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2275

Princeton: 609.718.0975

Rebecca C. Delia

Senior Vice President

rcd@fsandl.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6629

Peter T. Edelman

Shareholder

pte@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2168

John W. Espenshade

Partner

jwe@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6621

Mark C. Franek

Associate

mcf@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6029

Marianne J. Gilmartin

Shareholder

mjg@stevenslee.com

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Scranton: 570.969.5362

Wilkes-Barre: 570.969.5362

Peter G. Glenn

Of Counsel

pgg@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2123

Leonard P. Goldberger

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lpg@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6046

New York: 212.774.5929

Charles F. Harenza

Shareholder

cfh@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2091

Joanne M. Judge

Shareholder

jmj@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.209.5866

Reading: 610.478.2226

Ryan P. Kennedy

Of Counsel

rpke@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6424

Brian P. Koscelansky

Shareholder

bpk@stevenslee.com

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Scranton: 570.969.5364

Wilkes-Barre: 570.718.0300

James B. Longacre

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jbl@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2293

Blake C. Marles

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bcm@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5060

Joseph W. “Chip” Marshall, III

Vice Chairman

chip.marshall@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1240

Heather Eshelman McCusker

Shareholder

hem@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6433

Suzanne M. McSorley

Shareholder

smcs@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6663

Bradley L. Mitchell

Shareholder

blm@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6680

New York: 646.254.6385

Wilfred H. Muskens

President & CEO, Stevens & Lee/Griffin International

whm@slginternational.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.1728

Jennifer L. Nevins

Shareholder

jln@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2243

Ann Reichelderfer

Shareholder

ar@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6655

Christopher S. Tarr

Partner

cst@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6666

James M. White

Shareholder

jmw@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.238.5866

Theresa M. Zechman

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tmz@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6644

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