Lawrence Tenenbaum is a member of the management team at Jaspan Schlesinger Narendran LLP and is Chair of the firm’s Education Law practice group and a member of its Labor and Employment Law practice group. Larry provides general counsel and labor and employment counsel services to public school districts, private schools, libraries and not-for-profit organizations, as well as municipal and private entities. He uses a proactive approach to practicing law and emphasizes hands-on collaboration with his clients to achieve the best results.
Larry provides clients with day-to-day legal advice and counsel and works with his clients’ leadership teams to develop and implement strategies and remain compliant with the law. He regularly negotiates labor contracts and employment agreements and handles grievances and arbitrations, as well as matters involving school governance, investigations, the hiring, evaluation and termination of staff, employee and student discipline, vendor agreements and disputes, election challenges, church/state issues and civil rights and constitutional issues. He also attends board meetings, prepares resolutions, updates his clients on changes and developments in the law and represents clients in proceedings before state and federal agencies including the State Education Department, the Public Employment Relations Board, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In addition, Larry is a past president and current member of the board of directors of the New York State Association of School Attorneys and has served on numerous not-for-profit boards. He is a frequent writer and speaker around the state on matters affecting public school districts and libraries.
“How Schools Should Handle Employee Misconduct,” published in the Anton Media publications, April 2022.
“Investigation Employee Misconduct,” On Board, New York State School Boards Association, January 18, 2022, co-authored with Tyleana K. Venable.
Long Island Business New Recognized Lawrence Tenenbaum: Who’s Who in Labor Law (Jan. 29, 2021)
“Security Camera Surveillance Systems: Best Practices and Policy Considerations,” On Board, New York State School Boards Association, June 11, 2018, co-authored with Joanna Caccavo.
“Is Your Website Really Accessible?” On Board, New York State School Boards Association, July 3, 2017, co-authored with Edward Grimmett.
“NYS School Districts Enter Second Year of New Approach to Enrollment,” On Board, New York State School Boards Association, September 5, 2016.