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Clark Hill Attorney Joe Urban leads series on “Charter School Governance and Management – Leading in an Era of Uncertainty”

March 24, 2010


– Clark Hill attorney Joseph B. Urban will team with the Michigan Association of Public School Academies to present “Charter School Governance & Management – Leading in an Era of Uncertainty” on Wednesday, March 24th from 9 am – 12 pm at the Novi Sheraton. Joe will lead a series of three presentations which will focus on governing your board well through challenging economic times. Joe will present “Leading Toward a Vision: Best Practices and Pitfalls in Board Governance”, a presentation based upon recent scholarship and observations of effective board practices in schools across the State. Mick Kahaian of the forensic accounting firm Stout Risius Ross, Inc. will present “Fraud Facts and Statistics,” which will arm board members and leadership with tools to detect, discourage and prevent fraud. Delores Tripp of The Wellness Group will present “Understanding Hyde”, which will focus on outlining psychological aspects of the behavior under stress as a key component to navigating challenges in board inter-relations when the going gets tough.

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.

Joseph 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, Joseph 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.

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

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