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Matthew J. Delforte

Shebitz Berman Cohen & Delforte PC

New York, NY, USA

Matthew J. Delforte is a partner at the New York City law firm Shebitz Berman Cohen & Delforte, P.C., where he heads the firm's education law practice. His work is concentrated primarily in the areas of education, employment, labor, and constitutional law. Mr. Delforte represents public and private schools and colleges and universities in all areas of education law, as well as Early Intervention, SEIT, related services provider agencies. He has worked on the creation of colleges, business and trade schools, private schools for grades pre-kindergarten through twelve, and schools for children with disabilities. Mr. Delforte focuses much of his practice on representing children with disabilities, creating and representing the schools they attend, and seeking state funding for those schools as well. He also represents numerous charter schools in New York City, provides counsel to leading charter school advocacy groups, and has worked extensively on the charter school authorization process.

Mr. Delforte currently serves on the Hofstra University Special Education Advisory Board. He is a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School where he teaches Legal Issues in Public Education.  He also served as an adjunct graduate professor at both the College of St. Rose and Fordham University's Graduate School of Education for many years, where he taught education law.  He is a regular presenter at conferences on education law in the New York City area.
 Mr. Delforte earned his Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure University. He is admitted to practice law in the Courts of New York State, the United States Supreme Court, and in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is also a member of state and local bar associations, and the New York State Association of School Attorneys.


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