Clark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to Present “The Michigan Open Meetings Act – Compliance and Best Practices”

Oct 31, 2008

BIRMINGHAM , MI Clark Hill attorney Joseph B. Urban will present to the Michigan Association of Public School Academies on November 3 at its annual fall conference on the topic of The Michigan Open Meetings Act – Compliance and Best Practices . The presentation will focus on compliance issues that new public school academies, especially in the pre-operational phase, are commonly confronted with, as well as best practices for running effective board meetings in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.

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

Mr. Urban 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.

With respect to education law, Mr. Urban 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.

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