CHARTER SCHOOLS, RENAISSANCE SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE
Our team provides litigation and counseling services to charter schools, Urban Hope Act renaissance schools, private schools and libraries. Tom Johnston has worked with schools from the very inception of the public school choice movement, helping start charter and renaissance schools throughout the state and helping them to achieve success. As counsel to more than 30 such schools, Johnston Law Firm provides legal services in the areas of board governance, Sunshine Law and Right-to-Know compliance, personnel management, real estate transactions, creation of “friends” entities and special education.
EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR
Johnston Law Firm effectively handles a diverse array of employment and labor matters for private and public employers focused on achieving client goals through aggressive litigation or practical cost-effective solutions. We routinely handle discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, internal investigations, wage and hour litigation and audits, Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions, disability accommodations, employee discipline, restrictive covenants, employment handbooks and policies, reductions in force, leaves and employee training.
BUSINESS DISPUTES & COUNSELING
We represent businesses and non-profit organizations as outside general counsel. We also handle matters in state and federal courts and arbitrations in such areas as contract breaches, restrictive covenants, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, construction disputes, business divorce, minority shareholder oppression and insurance coverage matters. We counsel clients from the perception of a business owner and the organizational mission, regarding planning, governance, investigations, labor and employment issues, risk management and directors and officers liability.