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HANSBERGER & KLEIN, PLC

At Hansberger & Klein, charter schools matter.

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LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS?

We have the right tools to get the job done.

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LOOKING FOR A NEW FACILITY?

We build great charter schools.

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What We Do

Every charter school needs a strategy to succeed. That strategy includes legal representation that looks ahead to help you understand how to avoid problems before they occur.



Facilities Financing

Our firm structures bond and other tax exempt financing for facilities acquisition and construction



Special Education

We help charters transition to SELPA membership and manage complex IDEIA and Section 504 disputes.



Education Law

As unique as charters are, there are numerous laws and regulations that govern charter school operations.



Non-Profit Law

As non-profit corporations, charter school governance and operations require experienced counsel to handle the tough demands of your school business.

LET US HELP BUILD OR ACQUIRE YOUR NEW SCHOOL

Latest Projects

Charter school acquisition and development requires experience and know how. We bring our expertise to bear to provide comprehensive legal representation for charter schools constructing, acquiring or leasing facilities.

Santa Rosa Academy

Over $35 million in tax-exempt financing for 50,000 sq/ft facility as 501(c)(3) entity. Rated BB by S&P.

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Vista Charter Middle School

Almost $8 million in tax-exempt financing as governmental entity. Rated BB by S&P.

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Sycamore Academy

Almost $10 million in tax-exempt financing for 25,000 sq/ft facility as 501(c)(3) entity. Included complex Alquist-Priolo study.

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Team

Hansberger & Klein, A Professional Law Corporation is managed by partners . . .

Richard J. Hansberger

Attorney

Richard Hansberger founded HK School Law in 2013 after representing charter school clients for several years with the prestigious litigation firm of Bensinger, Ritt, Tai & Thvedt.

Erica B. Klein

Attorney

Erica Klein co-founded Hansberger & Klein with seasoned charter school advocate and lawyer and brings more than 15 years legal experience to the firm.

  • “HK School Law has been with us for six years, and they were instrumental in securing our initial petition approval...the first charter petition approved by our authorizing District. Now, they are helping secure a new facility as we take our school to the next level.”

    Barbara Hale, Director

    Sycamore Academy of Science and Cultural Arts

  • “With HK School Law, our school would not be where it is today. From our earliest days when we occupied a strip mall to our new $25 million school facility, the team at HK School Law has been an indispensable source of support and strategic counsel.”

    Laura Badillo, Executive Director

    Santa Rosa Academy

  • “We rely on HK School Law for all our legal needs. My staff and I can contact them at any time and they have never let us down. Like any charter school, we've faced some tough times and difficult moments. I feel better knowing that HK School Law is just a phone call away.”

    Alex Lucero, CEO

    Real Journey Academies

  • "I have been thoroughly impressed by the quality of legal representation offered by HK School Law. They have a passion for charter school representation and an excellent legal background to serve clients well. We rely on them now for all our legal needs."

    Vahe Markarian, Executive Director

    Vista Charter Public Schools

  • “H & K are very knowledge regarding public and charter school law. They have helped close and settle cases that other firms simply were unable to. They always have our best interest at heart and are not interested in spending un-necessary school funds. I am very appreciative of their hard work and sincere advice. Thank you, H & K!”

    Mike Tracy, Headmaster

    Temecula Preparatory School

  • “At Encore Education Corporation, we believe that your legal counsel should be someone that you can trust and get a hold of quickly. We feel completely supported and well taken care of by the team of Hansberger & Klein and appreciate all that they do for us. We trust them completely.”

    Denise Griffin, CEO

    Encore Education Corporation

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