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Finding and Funding a Facility

One of the most critical aspects of opening a new charter school is the acquisition and funding of a school facility.  Unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult.  With nuanced laws and strict time requirements involved, knowledge, experience and efficiency matter.  We at Matthews Fox, P.C. regularly assist charter clients in all phases of finding and funding a school facility.

Every charter school is different; each school uses a different model and has a specific mission and goals.  These must be kept in mind when locating and developing the facility in which the school will operate.  We can assist clients with evaluating potential sites from both a legal and mission-focused standpoint, and with assessing the various standards for charter facilities and how to conform to them.  Once a potential site is identified, we work with clients to negotiate and draft lease or purchase agreements that meet the client’s needs and that address statutory, regulatory or other legal requirements.  We also represent our clients at any real estate closings that might take place.  During this time, there may be planning, zoning or other regulatory issues that need to be addressed, and our lawyers have experience handling these types of matters.  Legal representation from the outset in facilities acquisition matters helps to ensure that charters comply with applicable laws so that charters have less to worry about in the long run.

Funding a charter school facility is a distinct and nuanced area of law in New Mexico.  The laws are intricate and change frequently, making this area ripe for potential difficulties.  Familiarity and compliance with these requirements are critical.  We regularly represent and assist clients in this area.

If you have a charter school law issue relating to finding or funding a facility, or any other matter, we are here to help.  Contact our office by calling (505) 473-3020 for a consultation.



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