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About Jenn Urban

Jennifer L. Urban, Esq.

Attorney & Advisor for Nonprofits

As the founder of the firm, Jenn Urban devotes herself to representing charitable and nonprofit organizations throughout Minnesota and Ohio.

Jenn routinely assists nonprofits, charitable organizations, and individual donors with a variety of matters, including:

Jenn Urban

Jenn Urban is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. After graduation, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Peggy L. Bryant, Tenth District Court of Appeals for the State of Ohio. Before transitioning to private practice, Jenn served four years as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Ohio Attorney General in the Charitable Law Section. Jenn learned the importance of protecting charitable assets through investigation and enforcement. While an Assistant Attorney General, Jenn also regulated Ohio’s healthcare and nonprofit organization structures through the review of merger and acquisition transactions; mediated complex healthcare disputes and separations; lead an enforcement team; represented the State in administrative hearings regarding charity gaming license suspensions and revocations; and executed/upheld settlement agreements.

Jenn also honed her nonprofit business acumen while serving as the Executive Director of a Minnesota nonprofit with business operations in three (3) states. She is currently active in the Minnesota and Ohio legal communities, enjoys teaching and speaking at legal education seminars, is an adjunct professor leading the nonprofit law clinic at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and is a member of numerous prominent local legal organizations. Jenn is dedicated to providing each of her clients with education, creative solutions, and reliable advice.

EDUCATION

JURIS DOCTOR, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MORITZ COLLEGE OF LAW

Graduated Top Third
Managing Editor, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
University of Oxford-Ohio State University Summer Law Program
Public Service Fellow

BACHELOR OF ARTS, WITH HONORS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

Political Science and International Relations
Kappa Alpha Theta

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • State Bar of Minnesota

  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota

  • State Bar of Ohio

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Hennepin County Bar Association

  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Associate Member

  • Better Business Bureau

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association, General Counsel

  • FBI Minneapolis Citizens Academy Alumni Association, General Counsel & Member

  • Kappa Alpha Theta, Minneapolis and St. Paul Alumnae Chapters, Member

  • Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, 4th District Ethics Committee, Investigator

TEACHING & TRAINING:

  • Adjunct Professor: Nonprofit Law Clinic, University of St. Thomas School of Law (2017 – present).

  • CLE Presentation: Tax Exempt Organizations: Handling Operational Issues, National Business Institute (NBI) (anticipated 2018).

  • CLE Presentation: Top 8 Nonprofit Board Governance and Liability Landmines to Avoid, National Business Institute (NBI) (2018).

  • CLE Presentation: Board Governance: Avoiding Liability Landmines and Managing Critical Issues, NonprofitWebAdvisor (2018).

  • CLE Presentation: Charitable Solicitation and Disclosure of Contributions: How to do it Right, NonprofitWebAdvisor (2018).

  • CLE Presentation: The IRS 501(c) Application: A Step-by-Step Guide, myLawCLE (2018).

  • CLE Presentation: Private Foundations From Start to Finish, National Business Institute (NBI) (2018).

  • CLE Presentation: Religious Organizations: Top Challenges, National Business Institute (NBI) (2017).

  • CLE Presentation: Form 1023/1024: What the IRS is Looking For, myLawCLE (2017).

  • CLE Presentation: Advanced Nonprofit Law, National Business Institute (NBI) (2017).

  • CLE Presentation: Ultimate Guide to Tax-Exempt Organizations, National Business Institute (NBI) (2017).

  • CLE Presentation: Nonprofit Board Governance, Risks and Liability: Top Secrets Attorneys Must Know, National Business Institute (NBI) (2017).

  • CLE Presentation: Tax-Exempt Organization Incorporation Process: A to Z, National Business Institute (NBI) (2017).

  • CLE Presentation, Teleconference: Tax-Exempt Organizations: New Requirements and Regulations, National Business Institute (NBI) (2017).

  • CLE Presentation: Ultimate Guide to Tax-Exempt Organizations, National Business Institute (NBI) (2016).

  • CLE Presentation: Establishing a 501(c)(3) Organization, National Business Institute (NBI) (2016).

  • CLE Presentation: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Serving on Nonprofit Boards, Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) (2016).

  • Adjunct Professor: Mergers & Acquisitions, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Spring 2016).

  • CLE Presentation: Ultimate Guide to Tax Exempt Organizations, National Business Institute (NBI) (2015).

  • Panel Discussion: Hot Topics in Business Law 2015: Mergers and Acquisitions in the Nonprofit World, Mitchell Hamline School of Law Center for Law and Business (2015).

  • CLE Presentation: Advanced Tax Exempt Organizations: Top 12 Challenges, National Business Institute (NBI) (2015).

  • CLE Presentation: Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish, National Business Institute (NBI) (2015).

  • CLE Presentation: 7 Super Tips for Handling Nonprofits, West Metro CLE Consortium (2015).

  • CLE Presentation: Nonprofit Formation: A Step-by-Step Guide, National Business Institute (NBI) (2014).

  • CLE Presentation: Ethics for Lawyers Serving on Nonprofit Boards, Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (2014).

  • Presentation: Overview of Nonprofit Law, Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community (LINC), Hennepin County Bar Association (2014).

  • Presentation: The Legalities of Being a Nonprofit Board Member, City of Eden Prairie/Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce/Eden Prairie Community Foundation, Eden Prairie Community Education (2013).

  • CLE Presentation, Panel Discussion: Challenges in Starting Your Firm and How to Overcome Them. Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (2012, 2013, 2014).

  • Presentation: Conflict Management, Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, Inc. (2013, 2014).

  • Presentation: Volunteers, Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (2012).

  • Publication: What Should your Board Members Be Accomplishing at Board Meetings?, MSBA Solo and Small Firm Section Newsletter (2012).

  • Publication: What Your Member Privacy Policy Should Address, Membership Management Report (2011).

  • Radio: AM 1570 Peter McClellan Show: Interview with Jennifer L. Urban (2011).

  • Publication: Tips & Traps: Soliciting for Charity, Minnesota Bench & Bar Magazine (2010).

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

When Jenn isn’t working on a client matter, she can most likely be found working at home on a renovation or gardening project, spending time with friends, or hanging out with her trusty bulldog Luna.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Office Phone: (612) 284-6441, ext. 1
Email Jenn
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