Milton L. Kerstein, Managing Partner

Milton L. Kerstein is an experienced attorney specializing in regulatory, administrative, education and employment law, as well as criminal and civil litigation. He has a national practice including appearances in both state and federal court, as well as numerous appearances before administrative tribunals in Washington, D.C.

Working in higher education for more than a decade, Mr. Kerstein served in various roles at colleges and universities. It was his experience working in student services and financial services that prompted him to pursue a career in law. Colleges and universities now turn to Attorney Kerstein when they are faced with complex legal and regulatory challenges.

Attorney Kerstein received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School and has integrated his expertise in the drafting and analysis of regulations as well as his experience within higher education and with professional licensing boards into the practice of law.

Attorney Kerstein is a founding member and Managing Partner of KCL.

Representative Experience:

  • Colleges and universities in higher education matters, including regulatory issues, employment law, contracts, certification and accreditation issues, and in matters involving the state and federal Department of Education.
  • Colleges and universities in financial aid matters, including Title IV issues, student consumer issues and student bankruptcy.
  • Professionals before their licensing boards, including the Board of Registration in Medicine, the Board of Registration in Dentistry, the Board of Registration of Psychologists, Board of Registration of Social Workers and the Board of Registration in Nursing.
  • Health professionals in a variety of matters, including disciplinary actions, fraud and abuse investigations and third-party audits.
  • Individuals in employment disputes, including litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Non-Profit Experience:

Mr. Kerstein is actively involved in both local and global organizations, including serving as:

  • General counsel to Planet Aid Inc., which assists developing nations worldwide.
  • General counsel to Save One Life, Inc., a charity which assists hemophiliacs worldwide.

Speaking & Writing:

Mr. Kerstein has been writing and presenting for over 25 years and has presented at and/or been published in regional and national professional conferences and publications. His articles are have appeared in the following organization’s newsletters and/or he has been invited to speak at by invitation of the following:

  • The Massachusetts Association of Student financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA), including writing the Financial Aid, the Law and Your School column in the MASFAA newsletter
  • The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
  • The Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA)

Related News:

  • Milton Kerstein serves as an ongoing resource to the Massachusetts Community College System.
  • Milton Kerstein serves as an ongoing resource to colleges, universities and proprietary schools regarding Financial Aid eligibility for non-traditional students.
  • Milton Kerstein serves as an ongoing resource to subscribers to the New England Psychologist who have general practice questions.
  • Milton Kerstein was quoted in the article “Proposed disclosure bill raises legal, practice questions” on the New England Psychologist website (April 2013).

Recent Blog Posts and News

  • 2017 Year In Review

    Dear Clients and Friends, Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year! In case you missed it last year, here are some of KCL’s 2017 highlights. Notable KCL Wins Board of Medicine Reverses Itself, Grants Andrew Hyams’ Client a Full Medical License | Attorneys: …

  • KCL Insights: September 15, 2017

    The latest issue of KCL Insights includes recent news and blog posts: Maury E. Lederman Named to 2018 Best Lawyers List Preservation of Land Use Restrictions 15 Years Ago—Six Figure Payout Today A Hemophilia Hero Scales Everest  

  • A Hemophilia Hero Scales Everest

    Congratulations to Chris Bombardier for being the first person with hemophilia to summit Mount Everest! Chris, who has severe hemophilia B, an inherited disorder that prevents blood from clotting, summited at 9:59am on May 22, 2017. KCL managing partner, Milto …

  • KCL Insights: November 14, 2016

    The latest issue of KCL Insights includes blog posts by: Milton Kerstein and Andra Hutchins with assistance from Amanda Barrera – Help! I Received a Subpoena for Patient Records Piercing the Corporate Veil – Concerns for the Small and Mid-Sized Business  

  • Help! I Received a Subpoena for Patient Records

    By attorneys Milton Kerstein and Andra Hutchins. It’s happened—you received a subpoena for patient records from an attorney representing your patient. This is the first in a two part series. The second part will address the circumstance where you receive a sub …

  • KCL Insights: July 14, 2016

    KCL Wins One of First Cases Under New Alimony Termination Law; I Wish I Had Known…….What Did I Sign?; And Recent Blog Posts The latest issue of KCL Insights includes: KCL Client is Entitled to Termination of His Alimony Obligation Under Alimony Reform Law …

  • KCL Insights: Patient Confidentiality, Security Deposit Law Update, Latest News June 23, 2016

    The latest issue of KCL Insights includes: Milton Kerstein and Andra Hutchins new blog series, “Tips for Avoiding or Responding to Licensing Board Investigations”. The series provides practical advice for health care professionals including psychiatrists, psyc …

  • Tips for Avoiding or Responding to Licensing Board Investigations

    Reasonable and Necessary Steps: Patient Confidentiality and the Internet It has been our pleasure to have represented many of you over the years.  Often our conversations would occur by phone or email.  With the advent of social media, we now have a forum to s …

  • Employee Misclassification: A Caution to All Employers

    For those businesses that utilize independent contractors as part of their business model, employee misclassification has become a major issue.  It is one that is taking on increasing importance within the United States, as well as here in Massachusetts. In Ma …

  • The Consequences of a College’s Failure to Properly Calculate Satisfactory Academic Progress & Determine Dates of Student Withdrawl

    In a recent matter, an SFAP assessment of liability was upheld by a Department of Education Administrative Judge pertaining to a community college, requiring the College to reimburse $134,797 to the Department of Education. On October 13, 2009, Snead State Com …