Church Law

The firm’s church law practice includes representation of churches, ministry, and non-profit organizations in the following areas:

  • Incorporation of nonprofit entities
  • Consultation on development and implementation of church bylaws, administrative procedures, and issues of church governance
  • Formulation of staff handbooks, employment procedures, and membership guidelines
  • Development of child sexual abuse prevention policies, screening procedures, and essential forms
  • Investigatory oversight and counsel concerning reports of child sexual abuse during church activities; counseling churches on statutory child abuse reporting obligations
  • Providing Christian conciliation services and alternative dispute resolution programs
  • Representation on First Amendment and religious liberty issues guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution
  • Representation in state and federal trial and appellate courts