Kathleen SchoenbergKathleen W. Schoenberg is the former General Counsel for Charter Schools USA, one of the nation’s leading and fastest growing development and management companies of charter schools.  During the course of Kathleen’s career, she has counseled over seventy-five charter schools in three states during both start-up and operational phases.  She has advised charter schools in such areas as facility/real estate solutions, enrollment issues, vendor agreements and board training.  She has also provided advice on issues relating to the school’s ongoing operations, including employment issues, charter compliance, district relations, and student discipline.  In addition, she has negotiated charter contracts in many Florida counties.

Kathleen has worked with charter schools since 1997, when she helped found a law firm in Philadelphia dedicated exclusively to serving Pennsylvania charter schools.  When the Pennsylvania charter school law passed in 1997, Kathleen represented the first charter schools in Philadelphia.  In addition to counseling schools in the development and operational phases, Kathleen represented schools in the first appeals process in Pennsylvania in 1999.

In addition to her work with charter schools, Kathleen counseled clients in a variety of real estate and business needs while an associate at Tripp Scott, P.A., a law firm in Fort Lauderdale.  Kathleen has represented clients in the purchase and sale of real estate, financing transactions, and lease negotiations.  She has also advised a number of homeowners and condominium associations on issues such as compliance, enforcement, board meeting conduct and elections and amendments of governing documents.  Kathleen has represented a number of corporate clients in a variety of business transactions.

Kathleen graduated from Temple University School of Law with honors, and graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in communications with high honors.  She was the recipient of the Reuben H. Cohen Memorial Award for achievement in zoning and land development, and was the recipient of the Temple Law School award given to a first year law student for excellence in legal writing and research.