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Robert A. Schulman, Partner

Ricardo R. Lopez, Partner

Joseph E. Hoffer, Partner

Jason M. Adelstein, Partner

Michael Higgins, Of Counsel

Allen M. Keller, Senior Associate

Bryan P. Dahlberg, Senior Associate

Adam Courtin, Senior Associate

Christopher Schulz, Senior Associate

Maia Levenson, Associate

A. Davut Atik, Associate

Celina Warren, Associate


Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP

Trusted Counselors and Advocates

Good legal advice and practice is more than simply knowing the law. Every client is different. So regardless of the "law," different clients require different approaches.

The principal attorneys of Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP, have built their reputations in the school law and overall community on strong and lasting client relationships. They know that the lawyer-client relationship is a very personal and intimate one and that it works best when the client receives individualized attention. Our attorneys do more than simply advise a client. We first seek to understand the client and the client's needs.

We understand that while a client's needs are usually best served by resolving disputes short of litigation, successful advocacy requires that the lawyers enjoy a reputation as successful litigators. Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP’s principal attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable preventive law attorneys, requested presenters and respected litigators both in the court houses and before state and federal agencies. Please read about the firm’s attorneys and ask around; you will learn that when required to litigate, our attorneys are known and respected by our clients and competition alike, and we are talented, well-prepared advocates and formidable lawyers.

Legal Services for Texas Public Schools and Local Governments.

Based in San Antonio, Texas (with offices in Austin, Houston and New Orleans, LA)  Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP, serves Texas independent school districts, charter schools and local governments offering accessible, responsive legal representation throughout Texas and Louisiana.  We represent our clients in both state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies such as the Texas Education Agency, State Board of Education, Texas Attorney General, Texas State Auditor, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Secretary of State, Texas Department of Agriculture, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Commission on Human Rights, the Department of Education/Office of Civil Rights, Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Health & Human Services, Department of Justice and various other federal agencies. We also have extensive experience in the representation of special purpose districts, cooperatives, shared service arrangements, economic development and municipal corporations, utility districts, head start agencies, private schools, public and private colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, education foundations as well as other nonprofit organizations and private businesses with public law, real estate issues and law, public policy, and employment law issues.

Legal Services for Louisiana Charter Schools and Local Governments.

Our offices in New Orleans opened in July 2014 under the supervision of Attorney Michael Higgins. The Firm and Mr. Higgins provides risk management services for Louisiana charter schools and work with school leaders and school boards to implement best practices and preventative legal solutions, mitigate against risk, and provide strong legal defense when challenged—giving you peace of mind that helps you focus on offering the highest level of education to your students.

Legal Services for Private Clients.

Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP, serves private and institutional parties in the negotiation, acquisition, development, leasing, financing, operation and purchase/sale of all types of commercial properties, including retail, industrial, office, and public use. The Firm also represents surface owners, mineral owners and operators on a broad spectrum of transactional issues related to the needs and concerns of natural resource exploration and conservation.



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