Schulman, Lopez & Hoffer
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, LLP, have built their reputations in the school law 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, 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, Schulman, Lopez & Hoffer, LLP, serves Texas independent school districts, charter schools and local governments offering accessible, responsive legal representation throughout the state.
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, public policy, and employment law issues.
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. Click on “Areas of Practice” or "About Us" for more information.
NEWS & EVENTS
February 23, 2012, Joe Hoffer presents on HR Hot Topics for Charter Schools, San Antonio with TCSA. Call for Details.
February 21, 2012, Joe Hoffer presents with Region 20 Charter School Superintendent's Meeting.
February 15, 2012, Joe Hoffer and Lindsey Jones present with TSPRA on Education Foundation Legal Requirements, Austin, Texas
September 8, 9 2011, Joe Hoffer, Bob Schulman present with the Texas Charter School Association for Charter School finance and fiduciary duties training. Click for details.
July 26, 29, 2011, Joe Hoffer presents with ESC Region 20 Training for Charter Schools Training.
June 2011, Joe Hoffer and Bob Schulman present at TASBO’s summer conference.
April 2011, Joe Hoffer presents at the National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys, San Francisco, Ca.
March 2011, Bob Schulman and Joe Hoffer attend and Present at the National Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys Summit, San Diego, Ca.
February 2011, Bob Schulman presents at the 26th Annual School Law Conference, the University of Texas School of Law.
January 2011, Rick Lopez and Joe Hoffer win appeal before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding District Court’s Summary Judgment on Plaintiff’s Title VII discrimination claims.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Robert A. Schulman, Partner
Ricardo R. Lopez, Partner
Joseph E. Hoffer, Partner
Leonard J. Schwartz, Of Counsel
Russell Wilson, Senior Associate
Allen M. Keller, Associate
Bryan P. Dahlberg, Associate
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