Financial and Legal Issues Facing Days Schools in light of COVID-19

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There are a variety of critical financial and legal issues facing Jewish Day Schools in light of COVID-19.
Legal expert Chaim Book and day school finance expert Dan Perla explore some of the most pressing isues facing day schools. Topics discussed included tuition and fee obligations, employment contracts and hourly employees, increased school costs, and resources available to parents and schools.

Video and slide deck from Financial and Legal Implications of COVID 19 a webinar with Chaim Book and Dan Perla on 3/25/20.

About our guest speaker: Chaim Book received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Prior to forming Moskowitz & Book, LLP in 1996, Chaim spent over 15 years at prestigious law firms in New York City, developing expertise in labor and employment law and civil and commercial litigation. Chaim’s experience in the labor and employment field has attuned him to the specialized issues affecting both employers and employees.

A great deal of Chaim’s practice at Moskowitz & Book, concentrates in the area of labor and employment law, where he represents both smaller employers and employees. He has successfully negotiated employment agreements, severance packages, and employment disputes on behalf of executives, as well as on behalf of employers. Chaim also handles numerous civil litigation cases, including mediations, arbitrations, trials, and appeals.

Chaim is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Chaim has also completed a mediation course given by the federal court in the Southern District of New York and has served as a mediator in numerous major employment and commercial litigation cases.