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Dina is Co-Chair of the Firm's Higher Education Practice Group and a member of the Firm's Not-For-Profit Group and Religious Organizations Practice Group. Dina also serves as Chair of the Firm's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. 

Dina provides legal advice and counsel to colleges and universities, secondary schools, and other not-for-profit organizations on a wide variety of legal matters, including state and federal regulatory compliance, governance issues, student affairs, accreditation, academic affairs, contracts, and other general corporate matters.

Dina works closely with clients’ executive leadership teams and boards to address legal considerations that arise in the context of the clients’ regular day-to-day operations, and has particular experience advising institutions that are experiencing financial challenges to navigate the complex regulatory landscape as they evaluate various strategic options to strengthen their financial condition and long-term sustainability. In this regard, Dina works collaboratively with clients’ leadership teams to identify and evaluate, among other things, state and federal regulatory considerations (e.g., charter actions, Title IV compliance), institutional and programmatic accreditation issues (e.g., substantive change requests), and governance matters.

Dina's practice also includes providing advice and assistance with entity formations, construction contracts, and other general corporate matters.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Education Regulatory Compliance
  • Not-for-Profit and Corporate Entity Formation and Governance
  • Policy Review, Development, and Implementation
  • Contracts
  • Construction Matters

Practice Areas

Industries

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., New York Law School, 2009
  • B.A., Quinnipiac University, 2003

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Long Island Business News Diversity in Business Awards 2021 Honoree

Publications

  • From Class to Class Action Lawsuits: Considerations for Colleges and Universities Facing Coronavirus-Related Student Refund Actions (Nassau Lawyer, June 2020)
  • Designated Duty: A University’s Obligation to Students with Mental Health Issues (Nassau Lawyer, July/August 2019)

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