Jeff focuses primarily on representing public school districts in special education matters, including impartial due process hearings, appeals to the Office of State Review, and federal and state court actions. He also counsels school districts on their duties and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). Jeff is frequently invited to present at school districts and BOCES centers throughout western and southern New York on topics in special education law, including the IDEA, Section 504 and the development of appropriate individualized education plans. Jeff has lectured at the University at Buffalo, Niagara University and D'Youville College, and at programs presented by the New York State School Boards Association, Western New York Education Services Council, New York State Bar Association and Erie County Association of School Boards. Following law school, Jeff served for three years as an assistant corporation counsel in the New York City Law Department, General Litigation Division, where he represented the City of New York and municipal agencies, including the New York City Board of Education.