Government Legal Services
When state and local government bodies of all sizes and specialties need a guiding legal hand in their affairs, the Delaware County municipal attorneys of Raffaele Puppio are ready to bring a wealth of experience to the table. The firm’s government counsel has been called upon to represent various government entities and individual governmental officials. The firm has litigated matters in the Federal and State Judicial System up to and including arguing cases before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Bond counsel matters, land development, financial asset management, joint ventures with other government entities, environmental regulations, taxation disputes, and public transparency issues are just a few of the matters in which the government lawyers of Raffaele Puppio dispense informed and knowledgeable legal guidance.
When a Raffaele Puppio government lawyer is retained as special counsel or as solicitor in Delaware County, the greater Philadelphia region, or any part of Pennsylvania, the municipality in question can count on having readily accessible, responsive, cost effective legal advice and advocacy.
Elected officials who serve in local government bodies often are volunteers; many have limited experience in governmental administration, while their roles call upon them to make difficult decisions with significant legal ramifications for their organizations and communities. The full-service law firm of Raffaele Puppio has the experience to help elected officials successfully navigate the complex maze of governmental regulation, public policy and politics so that they can better serve their communities.
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Should Free Appropriate Public Education Be Extended to All Students?March 20, 2019
Disabled students enjoy rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Recently, in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the Supreme Court ruled that trivial or insignificant progress is insufficient to provide FAPE under the IDEA. Under the IDEA, school districts must provide an... Read More...
The Nation‚Äôs Special Education Law: IDEAJanuary 10, 2019
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, commonly referred to as the IDEA, aims to provide children with disabilities across the nation with access to a free appropriate public education “that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.” The IDEA covers... Read More...
Technology in the Classroom: Rights and Responsibilities of TeachersOctober 18, 2018
The increase in technology in the classroom is due to the realization that technology is necessary to prepare students for the world we live in. It has largely been a voluntary effort by school districts, who have the funds, embracing innovative and interesting ways to help students learn. There has also been growth in online... Read More...
Medical Marijuana Use at Schools In PennsylvaniaOctober 12, 2017
Following the enactment of Act 16 of 2016, also known as the Medical Marijuana Act, the use of certain forms of marijuana (termed “medical marijuana”) has become legal in Pennsylvania for certain serious medical conditions. This does not necessarily mean that school law in Pennsylvania permits the use of medical marijuana by staff or students.... Read More...
Congratulations Gabrielle Sereni and Tom Goham on Your Recent MarriageSeptember 29, 2017
As you might imagine, the attorneys of Raffaele Puppio have a great deal of experience with contracts. Most of the contracts we draft and execute are not particularly newsworthy, but the contract executed on September 9 by one of our senior education law attorneys is an exception. We are delighted for our colleague, Gabrielle “Gabby”... Read More...
Special Education Law: What is KOSHK and Why is it Important?June 15, 2016
An important fact in a special education due process proceeding is the “KOSHK” date, or the date that the parent “knew or should have known” about an alleged deprivation of special education. A “deprivation of special education” just mean that the parents are claiming that a child should have been provided with special education but... Read More...