Washington D.C. Based Attorneys Since 1980

Specializing in Education, Workforce, and Grants Management

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The Bruman Group, PLLC is nationally recognized for its federal grants management and education practice. Our firm provides legal advice and consultative services regarding federal grants compliance on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG), as well as the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), and the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). In addition, the Firm advises clients on compliance with education programs including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE), the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and the Higher Education Act. The Firm also assists clients in drafting, proposing, and reviewing legislation affecting federal grants and education programs. See our full list of practice areas here.

Initially established in 1980 as the law firm of Brustein & Manasevit, the Firm has represented States, school districts, colleges, and other private and public non-federal entities on matters related to federal programs and grants compliance. The firm's founding partners, Michael Brustein and Leigh Manasevit (retired), started the firm with extensive experience in federal education and workforce law. In 2023, the Firm changed its name to The Bruman Group, PLLC paying homage to the firm's founding partners.


As a small and majority women owned business (SBA application pending), we are able to identify and respond to clients' needs without the high overhead and excessive fees of many Washington, D.C. law firms. The streamlined structure ensures that our staff is accessible and familiar with the issues that affect our clients' interests and we are dedicated to resolving our clients' problems in the most effective, creative, and efficient manner possible and at a reasonable cost. We very much appreciate your interest in our firm and we look forward to working with you.