Zachary E. Nahass

Bio

Zachary E. Nahass is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm. He focuses his legal practice in the areas of business law, labor and employment law, civil litigation, immigration law and education law. Zachary prides himself on his ability to hear his clients’ concerns and seeks to take a collaborative approach to identifying their goals and strategies for reaching them. 

He counsels local businesses and entrepreneurs on issues from start-up through succession, including choice of corporate entity, employment matters, acquisitions, regulatory compliance and licensing. When assisting clients, Zachary’s objective is clear - to preserve their time and to keep them apprised as their matters progress. 

Zachary offers counsel to school districts on a variety of issues, including municipal governance, labor and employment matters, and student discipline. In the area of special education, Zachary provides counsel on matters involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

In the event of litigation, Zachary offers representation in various administrative and judicial forums. 

Zachary received his Juris Doctorate from The American University, Washington College of Law, where he was a member of The Administrative Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire. Zachary is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining CGA Law Firm, Zachary owned a successful private practice in Maryland advising small businesses and individuals in the hospitality and food and beverage industries. He also spent several years as a litigation associate in a boutique firm.    

Zachary serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams County and York Art Association. He also assists Leadership York as a Community Ambassador for the Future Leaders Program (a leadership program for high school sophomores and juniors). In addition, he is an attorney advisor for the Red Lion High School Mock Trial Team. 

Zachary E. Nahass is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm. He focuses his legal practice in the areas of business law, labor and employment law, civil litigation, immigration law and education law. Zachary prides himself on his ability to hear his clients’ concerns and seeks to take a collaborative approach to identifying their goals and strategies for reaching them. 

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Education and Honors: 
• J.D., The American University, Washington College of Law - 2006
- The Administrative Law Review – 2004 - 2006
• B.A., University of New Hampshire – 2000
Bar Admissions: 
Pennsylvania
PA Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Maryland
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Professional Affiliations: 
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of York & Adams County - Board of Directors
York Art Association - Board of Directors
“Community Ambassador” - Future Leaders Program (Leadership York)
Attorney Advisor - Red Lion High School Mock Trial Team

Articles

  • 03.01.17

    For municipal officials who may never have been required to think about, much less participate in, traditional human resources tasks such as recruiting and hiring staff, developing and implementing employee policies, and receiving and processing employee complaints, engaging in those tasks may be daunting and unpleasant.

  • 12.16.14

    The disparate nature of school district responses to claims of student bullying led to different results in recent decisions from the federal appellate courts. In a September 2014 decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s ruling, which dismissed a student’s claims against the district related to bullying she experienced at the hands of her classmates.

  • 08.25.14

    Decisions of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (“OOR”), concerning right-to-know requests, continues to trend toward allowing a public OOR scrutiny of municipal documents. The most recent case will cause municipalities and their solicitors to wonder how much - if any - detail should be included in their invoices, when such documents can be exposed to public and OOR scrutiny.

  • 05.22.14

    In its April 8, 2014 decision, the Commonwealth Court affirmed the decisions of the School District of the City of York’s School Board and that of the State Charter School Appeal Board in finding that the New Hope Academy Charter School (“New Hope”) violated Section 1103 of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (“Ethics Act”) by entering several substantial service contracts with various business entities controlled by New Hope’s founder.

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