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Client Testimonials

YM&C is proud to work with California’s phenomenal charter schools and their leaders. See what our clients have to say about our legal services:

YM&C is the legal firm that I turn to for professional, accurate, and timely information on all matters related to charter schools. In the past 17 years I have relied on their specific and strategic advice on topics ranging from Board development, human resources, charter renewals, and regulatory nuances of the Education Code. Not only is the YM&C team knowledgeable, they are also trusted members of my team that I can turn to and know that the support and information that I am receiving is the best! 
Cameron Curry

Executive Director, The Classical Academies

I have had the opportunity to use many law firms for many different types of cases and all of them were very good.  However, when it comes to YM&C, it is not just good work, but exceptional work.  I have worked with Paul Minney, Sarah Kollman, Jim Young and Bill Trinkle.  All have handled many of my charter school’s needs.  Of particular note is a case we prosecuted for failure to provide reasonable space under Prop. 39.  Sarah provided exceptional research and is the most organized person I know.  She can rapidly cite from memory the minutest details.  Paul is an exceptional litigator who is meticulously prepared and his calm, thorough demeanor in court usually unsettles the opposition.  Bill provides tremendous strength in his knowledge and guidance in litigation.  The staff is always supportive and gets you in touch with counsel as soon as possible.  And ALL have the deepest passion for Charter Schools.  Whether this is the first time you have used legal counsel or the 100th time; there is no finer firm. Period.
Carl Raggio

Former Executive Director of Ivy Academia Charter School, CWR3 Consulting LLC

The Law Offices of Young, Minney and Corr have provided us with invaluable support in many different areas. The attorneys we work with are extremely accessible; we know we can pick up the phone at any time and they will be available to answer our questions and address our concerns. Our attorneys have helped us through issues related to new charter petitions, charter renewal, Board training, employee matters, labor negotiations, and district oversight, among other things. Whenever we are unsure of something, they quickly find the answers and guide us through the decision-making process. The charter school world is increasingly difficult to navigate, and The Law Offices of Young, Minney and Corr are trusted partners who will support you every step of the way!
Dave Fehte

Principal, El Camino Real Charter High School

We have been working with YM&C for over 10 years, and we have found them to be an invaluable resource to our organization.  Their charter law expertise is second to none, and they have been a true partner in our work with our labor unions and in helping us better understand labor law.  We have worked with multiple attorneys in the firm, and all of them have been very knowledgeable and responsive to our needs.  I would recommend YM&C to any education organization in need of legal assistance and support.
Cristina De Jesus

President & CEO, Green Dot Public Schools

Operating today’s charter schools holds a unique set of challenges that are becoming progressively more technical.  Excellent legal support requires a current, in depth understanding of all legal aspects relating to education and specifically charter schools.  Young, Minney, and Corr (YM&C), are superior in terms of having a broad knowledge base and a keen understanding of the political and practical processes needed to support charter schools during this turbulent and confusing transitional period.  This firm is client centered, professional, reasonable, highly ethical, and always offering a representation of which one can be proud. YM&C has our organization’s highest endorsement.
Mary Searcy Bixby

Founder, President and CEO, Altus – The Charter School of San Diego

I have been working with YM&C for some period of time. I appreciate their diligence, professionalism, and extraordinary efforts to assist their clients. They employ highly qualified attorneys with expertise in special education, governance, human resources, charter renewals, and labor relations. I am very satisfied with support that they provide.
Arina Goldring-Ravin

Executive Director, Los Angeles Leadership Academy

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