Charla Stevens and Susan Schorr to Speak at NBOA Business Office NOW Event

McLane Middleton attorneys Charla Bizios Stevens and Susan E. Schorr will be presenting “Is the Grass Really Greener?  The Evolving Landscape of Employment and Enrollment Contracts” at the National Business Officers Association’s Business Office NOW event on November 15-16, 2017 in Boston, MA.

Business Office NOW gives attendees the latest and most relevant information for their role in the independent school business office, through an affordable and accessible two-day workshop. This dynamic program focuses on providing solutions to pressing issues within independent schools. National resources are delivered to attendees in a local setting, giving them the chance to connect with NBOA in a short timeframe. Sessions are taught by a diverse group of national thought leaders, and feature a broad range of business office topics that will benefit nearly every member of the school’s administration and staff.

Charla is the chair of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group. She has extensive background addressing litigated and non-litigated employment issues such as discrimination, harassment, employee classification and wage and hour claims. She assists employers in responding to labor audits, preparing personnel policies and minimizing risk in the hiring, discipline and termination of employees. She conducts management and harassment training and works with employers to maintain legal compliance in a cost-efficient and effective way.  She has extensive experience conducting internal investigations for private employers, independent schools and colleges and universities.  Charla regularly advises independent schools regarding risk management and policy writing with respect to issues involving both students and employees. She also has a diverse health care practice representing physician practice groups, health centers, mental health practitioners and ancillary providers regarding compliance, licensing, discipline and other issues.  Charla can be reached in the firm’s Manchester and Woburn offices at (603) 628-1363 or

Susan finds solutions to legal questions and challenges faced by independent schools and social service organizations, and conducts investigations when serious misconduct is alleged. Grounded in thorough legal analysis, she offers practical advice and responsiveness. With a background as a social worker and current trustee of several non-profit organizations herself, Susan approaches client challenges in a holistic and detail-oriented manner.  In the independent school context, Susan works with clients across the United States and is particularly experienced in counseling senior leaders on parent, child and institutional relationships and conflicts, conducting investigations in response to reports of sexual abuse and other serious misconduct, and updating policies and protocols with a focus on risk management and compliance.  Susan can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2715 or

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