Running Children
We're here to help families, children, and adults navigate the unsteady pathways of the legal system.
 
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OUR SERVICES

We are a client-focused law firm equipped to handle today's problems. Whether that means fighting for your child's rights to obtain an appropriate education in the age of COVID, or ensuring your constitutional rights to have a fair trial - our tech-forward solutions are designed with you in mind.

We offer free record reviews and consultations. We will look over your child's records and make an initial determination about whether we believe a complaint against the school district should be filed, as well as discuss our thoughts with you in a free consultation.

 

OUR TEAM

Mark Gutman

MARK GUTMAN

Partner, Concentration in Criminal Defense and Education Law

Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)

2022 Rising Stars SuperLawyers.com

MGutman@GVLLP.com

Anthoula Vasiliou

ANTHOULA VASILIOU

Partner; Concentration in Education Law
Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)

AVasiliou@GVLLP.com

 

OUR GOALS

  • Access to a Free Appropriate Public Education or "FAPE"

  • Placement in a special education private school program

  • Detailed and comprehensive independent educational evaluations

  • Compensatory education and services

  • Defense in a student disciplinary hearing

  • Access to individualized private transportation

  • Provision of an appropriate assistive technology device

  • Appropriate related services such as speech therapy or physical therapy

  • Evidence-based methodologies such as Applied Behavioral Analysis or "ABA"

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

5 Stars

Five stars is not enough! Mark and Anthoula were an absolute godsend.

They were extremely effective and driven to get the best outcome and in the end, we achieved the absolute best outcome for our child!

5 Stars

Ms. Vasiliou has gotten my two children's the proper schools and services they needed for the longest. If I have any questions I could email her or call her and she's always willing to help. Ms. Vasiliou will help you get the right services your child needs. She takes the time to explain anything you don't understand and always make you feel comfortable talking to help.

5 Stars

Anthoula rocked our child's case with the NYC DOE. It was a matter that changed his life and it was something that we could have never done on our own.

5 Stars

Mr Gutman and team are extremely caring and professional. He has the heart of an educator and advocates for the rights of his clients. He granted my family a free consultation. After the conversation, my family agreed to solicit his service for an agreeable lawyer fee.

In my particular situation, Mr Gutman helped my son to dispute an unfair and inaccurate description of a school suspension. Mr Gutman took his time to draft a professional letter detailing the actual sequence of events that lead to a suspension. Then letter disputed all erroneous accusations and related the truth about what took place.

5 Stars

Lawyer Mark obtained the best possible settlement in the case of changing schools and therapies for my daughter with special education

5 Stars

Anthoula is so amazing. She always on point and Definitely a fighting. I have known her for about 2-3 years and she works hard and knows what is taking about.

 
 

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