Orband appointed to Binghamton University Council
James Orband, managing partner of Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP, has been appointed by Governor George E. Pataki to a seven-year term on the Binghamton University Council. Orband’s term will end June 30, 2011.
The council reviews budget requests, makes regulations for student conduct and reviews plans for improving faculty, staff and the physical plant.
Orband graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University before earning his law degree from Albany Law School of Union University. He is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as the District of Columbia and United States Tax Court. He focuses on banking, construction, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.
Orband is active in the community, serving as a director of the Binghamton University Foundation, as well as for the Greater Binghamton Coalition, Spiedie Fest/Balloon Rally, Inc., First-Tee, Catholic Charities of Broome County, Inc. and the Lourdes Hospital Foundation. He served a chairman of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce from 2002-2004 and as chairman of the 2004 Empire State Games Local Organizing Committee.
Professional memberships include the New York State, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and Florida bar associations. He is also a member of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar, currently serving as second vice chairman and having served as chairman of the Banking Law Committee from 2001-2004. Orband serves on various committees for the New York Bankers Association, the Community Bankers Association and Associated Building Contractors. He is also a director of various charitable foundations and a lecturer on law office management.