Brian Garrett and Linda Johnson will be presenting at the 2023 National Business Officers Association (NBOA) Conference

Attorneys Brian Garrett and Linda Johnson will be presenting at the 2023 National Business Officers Association (NBOA) Conference in Los Angeles.

Linda will be presenting on Monday, February 20. This panel discussion will cover the latest hot topics and give independent school business officers the opportunity to ask questions to attorneys about the issues of concern. Linda will be joined on the panel by:

  • Grace H. Lee, JD – Attorney, Venable, LLP
  • Sarah H. Fay, JD – Partner, Schwartz Hannum PC
  • Michael Blacher – Partner, Leibert Cassidy Whitmore

Brian will be presenting on Wednesday, February 22. He will be discussing Student Misconduct: Apologies, Informal Resolutions and Other Alternatives to Investigations.

Brian is the Chair of McLane Middleton’s Education Law Practice Group and focuses his practice on understanding and serving the needs of PreK-12 independent day and boarding schools. Brian consults with many of the country’s leading independent schools to provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of school operations, including student and parent issues, employment matters, school governance and leadership, and general risk management. He partners with board chairs, heads of schools, financial officers, and other senior leadership members provide practical solutions to complex matters affecting their communities. He can be reached at the firm’s Portsmouth office at (603) 334-6934 or

Linda is the Vice Chair of the Education Law Group of McLane Middleton, P.A.  For the past 30 years, Linda has been advising  independent schools throughout the United States and internationally on all aspects of risk prevention and crisis response with a focus on promoting healthy relationships through the management and oversight of a healthy school culture. She assists schools in drafting policies and procedures to deal with all aspects of school operations but is especially known for her work regarding educational awareness on setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries with students.  Linda often serves as a consultant to schools experiencing critical incidents relating to misconduct which has harmed students or employees, including coordination and oversight of third-party investigations. She advises administrators and boards on how to respond to complaints of misconduct responsibly, considering transparency, accountability, compassion and equity.  Overall,  Linda helps to guide schools to “do the right thing, the right way.” She can be reached at the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1267 or

For more information on this year’s NBOA Conference click here.