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Joseph B. Urban

Member
Office

Birmingham

151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Fax: +12489881827
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 Urban is a trusted advisor to boards of education as they confront the complexity of governing their school districts.

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

Listed in the exclusive Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace (the “Red Book”), Joe has represented Michigan school district and municipal clients, as well as private entities, providing financing to these organizations for over a decade. He regularly serves 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.

In his two and a half decades of practice, Joe has worked collaboratively with Boards, Superintendents, and stakeholders to engineer real-world solutions to many of the complex problems confronting educators and schools.

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
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Updates Order Regarding Gatherings - Specifically Requires MasksNew Legislation Permits Continued Remote Meetings and Ratifies Actions from Previous Remote MeetingsMichigan Supreme Court Invalidates Executive OrdersGovernor Issues Directives Regarding Open Meetings ActU.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Student Privacy Related to CoronavirusAs Coronavirus Spreads, Many Responses but Few Concrete Answers for SchoolsWhat can Schools do to Address Concerns about Coronavirus?Supreme Court Overturns 42-Year Precedent and Strikes Down State Fair Share LawsNew 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 Practices
Articles
Summer School COVID Testing Mandate Could Have Ripple Effect Outside of DetroitClark 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
Top 5 COVID-19 Issues Coming to a School HR Department Near You – Q&A Style!WEBINAR: "The Coronavirus: Helping Employers Through New and Developing Workplace Issues"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
Media
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 Dana L. Abrahams, John L. Gierak, Marshall W. Grate, Jeremy S. Motz, Nancy L. Mullett, Charles M. Russman and Joseph B. Urban to Present at the MSBO 81st Annual Conference & Exhibit ShowClark Hill Attorneys to Present at Annual Clark Hill & Plante Moran School Law & Finance SeminarClark Hill Attorney Joseph B. Urban to present at Michigan Association of School Boards Annual Conference in Grand Rapids on November 2Clark 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, 2016