Achieving excellence seldom comes without obstacles. We understand that your educational institution needs to run like a business but faces uniquely challenging compliance, regulatory, labor and personnel issues. While you are molding the minds of our next leaders and setting standards for our society, let our experience deal with your legal challenges.

Eaton Peabody brings a unique library of skills to educational institutions. We assist universities, colleges, postsecondary schools, vocational schools, public school districts and private schools with matters ranging from student relations and employment issues to deferred giving and government compliance.


We assist educational institutions in the areas of business, finance, employment, immigration, legislative, litigation and tax not only in building a solid base on which to grow but also in anticipating what is to come down the road.

Advanced placement

Eaton Peabody is known for making the complex world of real estate transactions and creative financing as straight forward as a semester syllabus. Whether your institution needs to manage current real estate holdings or acquire additional real estate, our expertise reaches beyond general real estate into economic development, environmental and land use and municipal law and finance and allows us to assist in weighing all of your options up front so you may choose the course that best meets your needs.

The Alumni

A central focus of Eaton Peabody’s Estate Planning & Wealth Transfer practice is providing advice to a broad range of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, including colleges and universities, museums, and private foundations. We have experience in a diverse range of issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations including planned giving, fundraising, excise tax avoidance, governance, formation of joint ventures and both exempt and non-exempt subsidiaries, and unrelated business taxable income. We have formed numerous nonprofit entities and have extensive experience in obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status for these organizations.

To learn more about services specific to education, please contact Sarah E. Newell at 207-992-4838.

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