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Joseph B. Urban

Member
Office

Birmingham

151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Fax: 248.988.1827
Practice Areas
Labor & EmploymentMunicipal LawPublic FinanceReal Estate
Industries
Education
Education
J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1997
B.S., cum laude, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, 1994
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Membership
National Association of Bond Lawyers
The Bond Club of Detroit
Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers, President
State Bar of Michigan Labor Section

Joseph B. Urban

Member

Joseph B. Urban is a member in Clark Hill’s Birmingham office, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal finance, education law, and real estate law.

Joe routinely represents school employers in the areas of collective bargaining, grievances and arbitration, unfair labor practices, wrongful discharge and the day-to-day matters arising in personnel administration.

With respect to education law, Joe regularly counsels school districts and public school academies in the operational issues involved in administering educational organizations, including compliance with the Revised School Code, the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and other laws governing public bodies.

Joe has represented Michigan school district and municipal clients, as well as private entities, providing financing to these organizations for over a decade. He has extensive experience in municipal and school finance, regularly serving as bond and underwriter’s counsel for school districts, public school academies, and other governmental units as well as counseling them in the acquisition and disposition of real property and the design and implementation of deficit elimination plans.

Joe is an adjunct professor at Oakland University’s School of Education and Professional Development.

News
Clark Hill Attorneys Nicole M. Paterson, Barbara A. Ruga and Joseph B. Urban to Present During MASPA’s 45th Annual Winter ConferenceClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban Selected to Chair Committee Drafting Detroit Public Schools Community District Financial Transition Report Clark Hill Attorney Joe Urban to Present to Coach Genesee County Superintendents on New School Discipline LawsClark Hill Attorneys Kara T. Rozin and Joseph B. Urban to Present at the 2017 Michigan Negotiators Association Labor Relations AcademyClark Hill PLC Partners With Plante Moran to Present School Law and Finance Seminar on January 21, 2017Clark Hill Attorneys Marshall W. Grate and Joseph B. Urban to Present During the MSBO Financial Strategies Conference on Tuesday, January 17, 2017Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Provide Keynote Address to 21st Session of the Southeast Michigan Model United Nations Fall ConferenceClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present to Detroit Charter School Board Members and School LeadersClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban Participates in CBS Public Affairs Radio Panel Discussion on Residential School ProgramsClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Moderate Bay Mills Community College "Leadership Matters" Conference on May 19, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to present to the Association of Public Charter School Attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona on April 28, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to present to the Michigan School Business Officials at the annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 27, 2016Members of Clark Hill PLC's Education Practice Group to Present at the 78th Annual MSBO Conference and Exhibit Show, April 26-28, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present at Detroit Public Schools’ 4th Annual Charter School Boards of Directors Conference on April 9, 2016Clark Hill attorneys John L. Gierak and Joseph B. Urban to present to the Labor Relations Conference in Lansing, MI on February 26, 2016Clark Hill PLC Partners with Plante Moran to Present School Law and Finance Seminar on January 9, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Joe Urban to present to charter school boards authorized by Bay Mills Community College November 9 -10, 2015Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban Will Train National Group of NHA School Safety Specialists on September 29-30, 2015Members of Clark Hill PLC's Education Practice Group to Present at the 77th Annual MSBO Conference and Exhibit Show, April 28-30, 2015Clark Hill PLC Partners with Plante Moran to Present School Law and Finance Seminar Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Lead Professional Development Seminar for School Leaders in Atlanta, GA January 7, 2015 Members of Clark Hill PLC's Education Practice Group to Present at the 76th Annual MSBO Conference and Exhibit Show, May 6-8, 2014Clark Hill Partners with Plante & Moran to Present School Law and Finance SeminarClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Presents "Organizational Meetings for Charter School Boards" WebinarClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present at the Michigan School Business Officials Annual Conference – April 25Clark Hill Attorneys James M. Crowley and Joseph B. Urban to Present at the Michigan School Business Officials Annual ConferenceMembers of Clark Hill PLC's Education Practice Group to Present at the 75th Annual MSBO Conference and Exhibit Show, April 23-25Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present at the Spring Conference for the Michigan Association of School Boards – March 15Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Participate in Michigan Association of School Board’s “Getting the Relationship Right” Panel – March 15Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Participate in a Panel Discussion Hosted by Michigan Association of Public School AcademiesClark Hill Partners with Plante & Moran to Present School Law and Finance SeminarClark Hill Attorneys John L. Gierak and Joseph B. Urban to Present “The New Nuts and Bolts of Collective Bargaining in the Post Reform Era” to the Metro BureauClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present During the Michigan Association of Public School Academies’ (MAPSA) Charter Start ProgramClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present During the 14th Annual Michigan Association of Public School Academies ConferenceClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present During the Michigan Association of Public School Academies’ Charter Start ProgramClark Hill Attorney Joe Urban to Speak at the Michigan Association of School Board’s Annual ConferenceClark Hill Attorneys James M. Crowley and Joseph B. Urban to Present on Emergency Manager Training in LansingClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present "Avoiding the Potholes When the Roadshow Comes to Town"Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Moderate "Charter School Facilities Challenges" PanelClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Moderate Three Panels at Annual Conference for Michigan Association for Public School AcademiesClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present "Charter School Development: Navigating the Issues in Charter School Financing and Devlopment"Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present "Spring Cleanup - Getting Your House in Order with Best Procurement and Contracting Policies" for the Michigan Association of Public School AcademiesClark Hill Attorney Joe Urban leads series on “Charter School Governance and Management – Leading in an Era of Uncertainty”Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Moderate Three Panels at Annual Conference for Michigan Association for Public School AcademiesClark Hill Attorneys Michael Antovski and Joseph Urban Elected to Membership of the FirmClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present “The Michigan Open Meetings Act – Compliance and Best Practices”Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Speak to Michigan Association of School Administrators