GARY F. URMAN is a Shareholder in the Tucson office. Gary started his law career at the Firm in 1987 in the Firm’s Education Law Practice Group, representing public school districts. He continues to represent several Arizona school districts, some of which for more than 25 years. Gary stays current in the Education Law field by serving as an adjunct instructor at the University of Arizona College of Education, teaching Education Law to graduate students in the Educational Policy and Practice Department.
In addition, Gary provides litigation and bankruptcy support to the Firm’s Financial Services Practice Group He assists lenders and other creditors with prejudgment attachments and provisional remedies, receiverships, collections and deficiency actions. His bankruptcy practice emphasizes representation of creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 matters and includes strategic planning and litigation involving discharges, property valuation, lift stay motions and plan challenges.
Gary also provides litigation support to the Firm’s Natural Resources Practice Group. He assists clients with litigation involving NEPA and other environmental compliance, permitting, and disputes involving property, lease, contract and employment issues.
In addition, Gary’s general litigation practice includes a wide variety of cases, including landlord and tenant disputes, insurance, subrogation, personal injury, employment, election issues, business sales, restrictive covenants, public lands, loans, contracts and construction disputes. Mr. Urman has presented cases before judges and juries in all state and federal courts in Arizona and in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The variety in his practice has enabled him to use procedures and remedies to seek creative resolutions to problems and disputes. Gary received his J.D. with distinction from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1987. He is a member of the Pima County Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, the NSBA National Council of School Attorneys, the Arizona Council of School Attorneys and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.