Laura J. Granelli


Laura J. Granelli is a partner in the Firm’s Education and Municipal Law Practice Groups, providing both general and labor counsel services to public school districts and public libraries. Ms. Granelli provides advice and counsel to clients regarding virtually every legal issue that arises in educational and municipal settings. In her role as general counsel, Ms. Granelli provides advice on policy development, Freedom of Information Law and Open Meetings Law matters, election issues, fiscal management, student discipline, residency issues, appeals to the Commissioner of Education and the full range of special education matters.  As labor counsel, she handles the gamut of labor issues, including development of proposals, negotiations, mediation, fact finding, contract administration, arbitration, and proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board (“PERB”), and provides advice with respect to various anti-discrimination statutes.

Ms. Granelli received a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Law and a B.A. in History (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Binghamton University in 1994.

Ms. Granelli received her Juris Doctor degree in 1997 from Hofstra University School of Law where she graduated with distinction and was awarded the Outstanding Law Student Award as well as awards for excellence in the study of Torts and Family Law. In addition, Ms. Granelli served as an editor of the Law Review.

Ms. Granelli has lectured on numerous Education Law topics since joining the firm in 1997, and is an active member of the American, New York State, and Nassau County Bar Associations. Ms. Granelli served as past President of the New York State Association of School Attorneys.  Ms. Granelli was a recipient of the 2010 Public Interest Attorney of the Year Award presented by the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and was also a recipient of the 2011 Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Award.  Ms. Granelli is also on the Board of Directors of the Family Service League. Ms. Granelli is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

  • B.A., Binghamton University magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa – 1994
  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law (with Honors) – 1997

  • New York
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