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Douglas M. Silvestro

Counsel

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education

Seton Hall School of Law, J.D.
Drew University, B.A.

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New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

background

Mr. Silvestro works with the firm’s school board clients on various issues pertaining to special and general education, public contracting and personnel matters.  Mr. Silvestro regularly attends board meetings, participates in mediations and appears before the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law on behalf of the firm’s school board clients.  Mr. Silvestro has frequently served as a presenter on numerous areas of education law throughout the State and currently serves as a Vice President for the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys.  Before entering private practice, Mr. Silvestro served as a law clerk for the State of New Jersey Office of Administrative Law in both the Trenton and Newark branches.

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New Jersey Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Vice President, Northern District, New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, New Jersey School Boards Association, 2012 – present

Trustee, North-Central District, New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, New Jersey School Boards Association, 2010 – 2011

publications

How to Successfully Navigate Your Board Through the Referendum Process.” School Leader published by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA). January/February 2017. Print. (Jonathan M. Busch and Douglas Silvestro, co-authors)

professional

New Jersey Association of School Board Attorneys

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New Jersey Special Education Directors Study Council, “Recent Developments in Special Education and Section 504” – January 20, 2017, Edison, NJ

New Jersey Special Education Directors Study Council, “Topics in Special Education” – March 11, 2016, Edison, NJ

Millville School Distrct, “Hot Topics and Tips in Special Education Law” – March 26, 2015

Egg Harbor Township School District, “Hot Topics and Tips in Special Education Law – February 13, 2015

Association of Learning Consultants, “Special Education Law Issues for LDT-C’s – February 3, 2015, Cranford, NJ

New Jersey Association of Learning Consultants, “Hot Topics and Tips in Special Education Law” – October 23, 2014, Princeton, NJ

New Jersey Association of Learning Consultants, “Unilateral Placements and Other Legal Issues” – June 2014, New Brunswick, NJ

New Jersey School Boards Association Spring 2014 School Law Forum, “Legislative Update” – June 18, 2014, Monroe, NJ

New Jersey Association of School Officials, “”Ethics in School Law and Purchasing” – June 4, 2014, Atlantic City, NJ

New Jersey Association of Learning Consultants, “Unilateral Placements and Other Legal Issues” – May 2014, New Brunswick, NJ

New Jersey Association of School Officials, “”Ethics in School Law and Purchasing” – December 17, 2013, Rockaway, NJ

New Jersey Association of School Officials, “”Ethics in School Law and Purchasing” – December 12, 2013, Mount Laurel, NJ

New Jersey Association of Learning Consultants, “Unilateral Placements and Other Legal Issues” – November 2013, Cranford, NJ

New Jersey School Boards Association Annual Workshop 2013, “TeachNJ and AchieveNJ Tenure Reform Rules” – October 23, 2013, Atlantic City, NJ

New Jersey School Boards Association Spring 2012 School Law Forum, “Private Operations of Public Schools” – June 6, 2012, Monroe, NJ

New Jersey School Boards Association Spring 2011 School Law Forum, “RIFs and Non-Renewals” – June 7, 2011, Monroe, NJ

New Jersey State Bar Foundation 2011 Law-Related Education Conference, “Special Education Law” – April 29, 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

New Jersey School Boards Association Fall 2010 School Law Forum, “RIFs and Non-Renewals” – October 20, 2010, Atlantic City, NJ

New Jersey State Bar Foundation 2009 Law-Related Education Conference, “Special Education Law” – March 13, 2009, New Brunswick, NJ

New Jersey School Boards Association Spring 2008 School Law Forum, “The New Jersey Open Public Records Act” – June 4, 2008, Monroe, NJ