“Legal Consulting Center” law firm provides legal support and advice in organizing (creating) educational institutions of various types (preschool, general education, out-of-school, vocational, higher education institutions, as well as postgraduate education institutions) and supporting the activities of existing educational institutions from their ownership (private or public).
Who are our clients?
The services of our company in this area are necessary for operating educational institutions, as well as people interested in creating new educational clinics in Ukraine.
How can we be useful and what services we deliver?
“Legal Consulting Center” promptly and competently provides services to operating educational institutions on current comprehensive accounting and legal support of activities, in particular:
- legal support of economic activities on outsourcing (issues of reorganization and association of educational institutions, provision of contractual work, including the development of contracts with teaching staff and students, design of copyright objects developed in educational institutions, counseling on personnel issues, representation of interests in courts, including labor disputes (the dismissal of teaching staff), the expulsion of students, support during tax audits, appeal against decisions of regulatory authorities); ⇒Learn more about the service “Comprehensive legal and accounting services”
- accounting support of business activities on outsourcing (advice on accounting support and tax issues). ⇒read more about Accounting Outsourcing service
When organizing (creating) educational institutions, “Legal Consulting Center”law firm promptly and competently provides the following services:
1) registration of delegation of authority to the representative, the signing of preliminary agreements on the intention to create an educational institution and the definition of the corporate structure of the future university. In this regard, we provide our clients with the following services:
- preparing drafts of powers of attorney to represent the interests of the participants (founders) of an educational institution for negotiating the establishment of a university (if necessary);
- preparing draft agreements of intent (memorandums) between participants (founders) of an educational institution on the principles of creating an educational institution (if necessary);
- advise on the peculiarities of the corporate form of the educational institution (non-resident representative office or business entity); ⇒learn more about the service “Registration of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and representative offices of non-residents”
- carry out registration procedures (we prepare draft constituent documents, we accompany all registration procedures, we put on record in all compulsory bodies);
- make out mutual relations between the founders of an educational institution (we are preparing memorandums of intent and cooperation, corporate agreements or agreements on joint activities);
2) determination of sources of financing of an educational institution, tax and financial planning of activities. In this regard, we provide our clients with the following services:
- develop a financial model of the school (preparation of business plans);
- make out relations with investors (formation of authorized capital, attraction of loans from partners or private investors, attraction of financing through international programs);
- define the taxation system for conducting business (payer of income tax on general grounds or a simplified taxation system);
- сstructure planned economic operations in order to properly optimize the tax burden during the work of an educational institution (tax planning); ⇒learn more about the Tax Advisor service
3) creation of material and technical base of the educational institution. In this regard, we provide our clients with the following services:
- advise on issues of statutory requirements for educational institutions regarding the size of the land plot, premises, number of students, requirements for material and technical base, etc .;
- advise on land issues, in particular, which land plots can be used for the construction of an educational institution and how to properly issue the rights to such land plots for the purpose of development (privatization, purchase, rent);
- advise on construction issues, in particular, what permits must be obtained before construction begins and how to properly arrange relationships with designers, general contractor, contractors, equipment suppliers (concluding contracts for the preparation of a project, general contract, contract, author and technical supervision, supply );
- advise on the acquisition of a land plot or premises for an educational institution, in particular, we carry out an accounting (tax) and legal audit, due diligence of an acquired asset (real estate or company), deal structuring and purchase support;
- advise on the conclusion of the lease agreement for the premises for an educational institution, including on a competitive basis when organizing an educational institution on the basis of communal property; ⇒learn more about the service “Buying (investing) in the primary real estate market. Building”
4) advise and prepare the documents necessary for obtaining educational licenses, accreditation certificates and so on;
5) registration of labor relations with staff, including with teachers from abroad, registration of rights to copyright objects created by staff. In this regard, we provide our clients with the following services:
- develop business compliance system (development of policies and codes of conduct); ⇒learn more about the Compliance Procedures and Labor Relationships service. Permits for employment in Ukraine “
- make out mutual relations with the teaching personnel (NDA, labor contracts, job descriptions);
- make out relations with personnel involved in the preparation of methodological materials, training programs – objects of intellectual property (NDA, contracts for the development and transfer of exclusive property rights);
- register property rights to objects of intellectual property created on request (registration of copyright, agreements on the transfer of exclusive property rights); ⇒learn more about the service “Trademark registration and copyright protection”
- advise on the procedure for obtaining permits for foreign citizens for employment in Ukraine and arrange the relationship with such personnel (NDA, labor contracts, job descriptions);
6) current complex accounting and legal support of activity of the institution. In this regard, we provide our clients with the following services:
- legal support of economic activities on outsourcing (provision of contractual work, including the development of contracts with students, counseling on personnel matters, representation of interests in courts, including labor disputes (dismissal of teaching staff), expulsion of students, support during tax audits , appeal against decisions of regulatory authorities);
- accounting support of business activities on outsourcing (advice on accounting support and tax issues).
We have practical experience, good reputation, and offer clients a comprehensive service across the full range of legal tasks in the field of education. Accordingly, clients always have an understanding that the organization and maintenance of their business is carried out by one external consultant, who is fully responsible for the entire legal block of issues and has the necessary resources to solve them.