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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
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

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.

Memberships
National Association of Bond Lawyers
The Bond Club of Detroit
Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers, President
State Bar of Michigan Labor Section
Newsletter Alerts
New Laws Add Significant Student Record-Keeping Requirements Successful Implementation of Restorative Justice PracticesRestorative Justice Bills Await Governor's SignaturePending Restorative Justice Bills Will, If Enacted, Alter Suspension and Expulsion PracticesGovernor Signs Senate Bill 571Public School Academy Fingerprinting of Employees
Articles
Clark Hill PLC Takes Steps to Support Community Through Restorative JusticeJoseph B. Urban Quoted in The Detroit News: Detroit Education Cases May Reverberate Across U.S., December 2016Joseph B. Urban Quoted in The Detroit News: Literacy Lawsuit Draws Questions, Call for Investment, October 2016Joseph B. Urban Quoted in Debtwire: Detroit Public Schools to Close on State Aid Note Refinancing as Technical Default Looms, September 2016Joseph B. Urban Quoted in Debtwire: Benton Harbor Charter School Academy Dealt A Blow Amid Statewide Educational Uncertainty, September 2016Joseph B. Urban Quoted in Debtwire: Allen Academy Shuts Down as Michigan Legislation Could Tighten Controls on Charters, July 2016
Presentations
January 21, 2017 Clark Hill & Plante Moran School Law & Finance Seminar PresentationWEBINAR: Restorative Justice: Reshaping School Discipline2016 Clark Hill & Plante Moran School Law & Finance Seminar Presentation on January 9, 2016
Videos
Clark Hill PLC Takes Steps to Support Community Through Restorative JusticeJoseph B. Urban Featured on WJR Radio Discussing New Discipline Rules For Michigan SchoolsJoseph B. Urban Speaks with Karen Dumas on 910 AM Radio About Residential Schools Joseph B. Urban Participates in CBS Public Affairs Radio Panel on Residential Schools Programs in Detroit - Part 2Joseph B. Urban Participates in CBS Public Affairs Radio Panel on Residential Schools Programs in Detroit - Part 1TCSA 2014 Conference Board Workshop, by Joe Urban
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 Seminar