For more than thirty years, Dow Lohnes has been a leader in providing comprehensive legal services and counsel to the postsecondary education industry. With the largest practice devoted exclusively to this rapidly evolving sector, Dow Lohnes’s 140 attorneys and professionals combine an exceptional depth of experience, with broad expertise in the many substantive areas that characterize contemporary postsecondary education. Backed by the extensive resources of a full-service law firm with offices in Washington, DC and Atlanta, our personnel take pride in providing sophisticated legal representation that enables our postsecondary education clients to seize new opportunities and successfully meet the challenges of a constantly changing business, regulatory and technological landscape.
An essential element of the firm’s long term value to our clients is our deep knowledge of all aspects of the postsecondary sector. We pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate change that could positively or negatively affect the environment within which our clients operate. Because we understand the postsecondary sector from a legal, regulatory and business perspective, we efficiently provide informed advice and make substantial contributions to our clients’ growth, effectiveness, stability and financial health. Dow Lohnes has helped many of the nation’s most creative institutions succeed and prosper. We are a leader in dealing with cutting-edge legal issues affecting postsecondary education, including new business models, technology-mediated learning, organizing human and capital resources to exploit new ways of delivering educational services, securing and protecting access to federal funding, most particularly the exceptionally complex student financial assistance programs, navigating the complicated regulatory environment that surrounds the delivery of instruction across state and national borders, and protecting and capitalizing on the value created by such activities.
Our clients include every kind of postsecondary institution: the largest state university systems, publicly-traded career college companies, community colleges, small liberal arts colleges and technical schools. As well, we represent and advise higher education organizations, accreditors, investors, lenders and businesses that support and finance the postsecondary community.
Dow Lohnes attorneys and professionals are experienced in a broad range of substantive legal areas, as diverse as federal regulation of student financial aid, antitrust and trade regulation, commercial litigation, communications regulation, copyright and trademark counseling and litigation, corporate transactions (including mergers, acquisitions and securities offerings), employee benefits, labor relations, legislation, libel, privacy, and related First Amendment counseling and litigation, tax and estate planning, and tax controversies.
Thirty years of solid performance has made Dow Lohnes the “go-to” firm for complex legal issues affecting postsecondary education. Today, we proudly remain at the forefront of serving the needs of the very diverse collection of entities that make up, finance and support American – and global – postsecondary education in the 21st Century.