Church & nonprofit lawChurches
Our faith is the foundation of our firm, and it is our privilege to represent churches and affiliated religious institutions locally, nationally, and globally. Although there are no formal filing requirements in order for a church to be recognized as a nonprofit tax entity by the Internal Revenue Service, there are circumstances where it may be in the best interest of a church to formally request recognition of the church’s status from the IRS.
Our team has experience navigating this process with churches and affiliated religious organizations and can help determine what would be best for your case in particular. We also provide aid in representing and avoiding the numerous issues that can arise from tax-exempt status, including state unemployment insurance, property tax exemption, governance and membership issues, and more.
Like any nonprofit organization, a dispute can detract from a church's primary mission, affect needed financial resources, and damage the church's witness for Christ. Our firm can assist and represent a church in mediation, arbitration, and litigation if necessary.