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.
Milt has been involved in all aspects of education law including pre-kindergarten, K-12 and higher education. He regularly works with families dealing with student discipline issues including Title IX complaints, as well as with children with special needs. It is not unusual to find Milt defending a student who is facing discipline at a private or public school or representing students at colleges and universities. Milt and his team are also very experienced with the special needs issues involving IEPs and 504 Plans. He brings a wealth of experience in securing the best outcomes possible for children and families as they navigate the educational system and is deeply familiar with the applicable laws in both Massachusetts and the United States.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Milt worked in higher education for more than a decade and served in various roles at colleges and universities throughout the United States. It was his experience working in student services and financial services that prompted Milt to pursue a career in law. Colleges and universities now turn to Milt when they are faced with complex legal and regulatory challenges.
Milt 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.
Milt is a founding member and Managing Partner of KCL.
- 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.
Milt 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:
Milt 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)
- 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
- Everything You Need to Know About Massachusetts’ New Paid Family Medical Leave Act
Beginning January 1, 2021, Massachusetts employees are eligible for a new state-offered benefit granting up to 26 weeks of job protected leave for medical and family reasons. Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) is a benefit separate from the federal government’s …
- 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 – 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
Tips for Avoiding or Responding to Licensing Board Investigations is a series of blog posts written by attorneys Milton Kerstein and Andra Hutchins. In this series we provide practical advice for health care professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists …
- 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 …