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Cullen and Dykman LLP Facilitates Successful Merger of Bloomfield College and Montclair State University

July 5, 2023

July 5, 2023 – Cullen and Dykman LLP represented Bloomfield College in its merger with Montclair State University, which took effect on July 1, 2023. The merger of a small, private liberal arts college into a large public research university was the first transaction of its kind in New Jersey higher education.

The creation of Bloomfield College of Montclair State University provides for the continuation of Bloomfield College’s mission and establishes a seamless path for all Bloomfield College students to complete their education, while allowing both institutions to leverage their combined strengths and resources.

The Cullen and Dykman team was led by corporate partner Dina Vespia, Co-Chair of the firm’s Higher Education practice group, along with corporate/higher education partner Kevin McDonough and tax partner Bozena Diaz.

About Cullen and Dykman’s Education Practice

Our firm’s Higher Education practice group is a multidisciplinary team committed to helping colleges and universities navigate the ever-changing higher education landscape. Our attorneys have expertise in various areas affecting academic institutions, including: regulatory compliance, labor and employment, governance, corporate transactions, bond financing, tax, intellectual property, real estate, construction, environmental, data privacy and cybersecurity, internal investigations, advising distressed institutions, and litigation.

About Cullen and Dykman LLP

Cullen and Dykman LLP is a full-service law firm that clients have trusted to deliver top-tier, cost-effective legal services since 1850. With over 170 attorneys in seven offices located throughout the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients.

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