Geoffrey N. Stark


Mr. Stark concentrates his practice on the representation of boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline, FERPA, Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, student residency, civil rights, tenure, OPRA, OPMA, and teaching staff tenure matters under TEACHNJ and ACHIEVENJ.

Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Mr. Stark served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Education and Higher Education Section of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. Mr. Stark also served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Lisa, P.J.A.D., and as Judicial Intern to Honorable John E. Harrington, J.S.C.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey


U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


Rutgers School of Law, Camden, NJ. Juris Doctorate. Magna Cum Laude. (Staff Editor (2008-2009) and Managing Editor (2009-2010) for Rutgers Law Journal. Hunter Moot Court 2009 Overall Winner & Overall Best Brief. The Rutgers School of Law—Camden, Pro-Bono Service Award)

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Master of Arts.

Radford University, Radford, VA. Bachelor of Science.

Representative Matters

  • I/M/O the Proposed Quest Academy Charter School, 216 N.J. 370 (2013) (Supplemental Briefing Only)
  • I/M/O the Grant of a Charter to the Merit Preparatory Charter School, 435 N.J. Super. 273 (App. Div. 2014)
  • In re Renewal Application of Team Academy Charter School, 459 N.J. Super. 111 (App. Div. 2019)
  • Piscataway Township Board of Education v. NJDOE, Office of School Finance, No. A-5427-16T2 (App. Div. June 7, 2019) (also conducted the administrative litigation before the Office of Administrative Law and the Commissioner of Education)
  • I/M/O the Certificates of Benjamin Norton, No.  A-1198-14T1 (App. Div. October 20, 2016) (also conducted the administrative litigation before the Office of Administrative Law and the Commissioner of Education)
  • I/M/O the Denial By HESAA of a Petition for Rulemaking Regarding N.J.A.C. 9A:9-2.2 Residency Requirements for Student Financial Aid, No.  A-2245-13T2 (App. Div. June 14, 2016)
  • Mary Chen v. The College of New Jersey and Susan Mitchell, No. 3:15-cv-02597
  • F. v. Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine, No. CAM-C-0057-17
  • Sharlene White v. Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, No. CAM-L-DC-002138-15


Comment on In re Marriage Cases, and the legalization of same-sex marriage in California, 40 RUTGERS L.J. 1031 (2010)

Classes & Seminars

“New Jersey Anti-Bullying Case Law Update – April 2021 to June 2022,” New Jersey School Boards Association’s Spring School Law Forum, July 2022.