NOT FOR PROFIT ENTITIES
Non-profit entities have special needs and concerns when they enter into transactions or engage in disputes. Our attorneys are experienced in the organizational and transactional issues facing churches and other non-profits, including employee policies and tax issues. We understand that such entities are sensitive to the cost and potential bad publicity litigation often entails. Our attorneys are skilled in resolving disputes not only by means of litigation when unavoidable, but also by alternative methods of dispute resolution.
We advise religious organizations regarding employment matters—hiring, firing, employment contracts, severance—related to both clergy and non-ordained staff. We also advise clients on corporate fiduciary obligations and record-keeping, and on religious rights in land use.
We have particular experience assisting religious organizations with resolution of property disputes, especially between local churches and denominational organizations. We have represented both hierarchical and congregational churches to resolve internal property disputes involving issues of governance, control and possession of property.
We also advise secular organizations when religious issues arise, particularly in the employment context.
We understand your unique concerns. Call us today and let us show you how we can help.