Non Profit Law

Non-profit corporations and similar entities have a complex set of laws and tax rules that must be followed if favorable and legal operation under the law is achieved. For religious organizations, the legal landscape is even more daunting because such organizations also operate in a legal environment made even more complex by religious custom, doctrine, and church discipline.

Within the Firm, lawyers are adept at advising religious and non-profit organizations regarding the unique legal issues that such organizations encounter. The Firm has represented religious organizations in commercial transactions real estate development projects, and with respect to church governance issues, including litigating several church schism matters. The Firm has assisted many churches (large and small) campus expansion projects, real estate acquisitions, and commercial lending matters. The Firm has provided advice with regard to tax-exempt status and advice and counsel to boards of trustees and/or directors.

Representative clients include: The 6th Episcopal Districts of the A.M.E. and C.M.E. connectional churches, Bit Bethel A.M.E. Church, St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Antioch A.M.E. Church, New Life Missionary Baptist Church, Ben Hill United Methodist Church, Sterling Chapel United Methodist Church, Radcliffe Presbyterian Church, Emmanual Temple Holiness Church, St. john A.M.E. of Fairburn, Georgia, Wheat Street Baptist Church, Cornerstone Baptist Church, New Bethel A.M.E. of Lithonia, Springfield Baptist Church, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church of Lithonia, and New Hope Faith Temple of Jesus Christ, Inc.

The Firm has assisted these clients with internal governance issues, economic development projects, senior housing, mixed use development projects, and entity formation and tax-exempt compliance.

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The EEO Services Division makes use of current, state-of-the-art office and software technology, including remote access capabilities, video web conferencing, and web portals for intake and interviews. The EEO Services Division utilizes automated compliance checklists to ensure that the Firm adheres to regulatory time frames, as well as to track the status and progress of complaints. The Firm has invested in a customized practice management program that automates the collection of data in the preparation of forms and correspondence in compliance with your Agency's Statement of Work, thereby reducing the potential for human error. This software also allows supervisory personnel to track the status of complaints against set milestones and time requirements. Use of this automated tracking system is required of all staff members and ensures that progress is made within regulatory time frames.