The Office of the General Counsel (GCO) represents Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees and provides legal services to the University, the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc., and the Florida Gulf Coast University Financing Corporation.
AddressOffice of the General Counsel Edwards Hall, Suite 114 10501 FGCU Blvd. South Fort Myers, FL 33965
All matters requiring legal advice or legal action relating to University business should be referred to the Office of the General Counsel. Our attorneys have expertise in many areas of law, including those impacting higher education. We encourage you to contact us if you are considering an endeavor which may have a legal component, or if you are contemplating the creation of or modification to a regulation or policy. Early identification of legal considerations through the proper and prompt involvement of the legal staff usually helps projects and endeavors proceed more efficiently.
The areas of practice indicated are not for general departmental or operational inquiries, but are to aid in providing legal advice in the subject areas identified. If you need assistance and your area of concern is not identified, please contact Todd Caraway at firstname.lastname@example.org or (239) 590-7466 and he will assist in directing your query to the appropriate person.
The University community working collaboratively and proactively with the Office of the General Counsel to advance the academic and societal success of its students, thus positively affecting the communities in which they live and work.
The mission of the Office of the General Counsel is to support the strategic plan of Florida Gulf Coast University by providing legal services to the University community and its direct support organizations. Such services will be provided proactively when possible and will aid in establishing principles to facilitate the fulfillment of University-wide goals. Legal services provided through the General Counsel’s Office include assistance with: contract review and other commercial activities, interlocal agreements, student disciplinary issues, the development of policies and regulations, and potential adversarial proceedings (judicial or administrative).
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