Yes, our legal team is understanding of the difficult decision to end an affiliation with a denomination or other governing organization. We can handle the process of disassociation with care and with the longevity of the church in mind.
Yes, we’re a “church lawyer,” but we’re more than that, too.
Churches, synagogues, mosques, and other places of worship are valuable parts of their community. Getting a lawyer is typically something churches might think of during a crisis, but having a church lawyer can be valuable in peaceful seasons too. We’re here to help when your church is growing and you need to open a new location or your children’s ministry is bringing on volunteers and you need to update your volunteer policies.
My church needs legal advice.
If you’re looking for a church lawyer, Charitable Allies offers comprehensive legal services for congregations of all sizes and types. Our nonprofit attorneys understand the unique needs of churches, temples, and other places of worship, and will provide knowledgeable and compassionate guidance along the way.
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We offer comprehensive legal services for religious organizations.
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We offer our nonprofit attorney services “low-bono” rates (at or below 50% fair market value) because nonprofits and charities deserve guidance they can afford.
A Nonprofit’s Perspective
We’re a nonprofit that serves nonprofits. We understand the unique challenges facing nonprofit organizations today.
Whether you’re a start-up or a seasoned organization navigating the unexpected, our attorneys can provide the guidance you need.
Need legal advice for your church or religious organization?
Schedule a consult with a member of our legal team! We’re familiar with the 501c3 rules for churches and can help navigate your organization’s needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we have experience in navigating the unique challenges that come with having a school and a church under one (or more than one!) roof. Our lawyers are happy to assist churches in managing day-to-day compliance, resolving conflict, and structuring the legal entities properly.
All churches are automatically considered tax-exempt when they meet the IRS definition of a church. We have a free resource that goes into more detail on this topic. Many churches still choose to file the 1023 with the IRS for a few reasons. 501c3 status increases the transparency of your organization and assures your donors that their financial contributions are tax deductible. More than that, 501c3 organizations are often afforded discounts and benefits at certain companies that require 501c3 status to prove the legitimacy of the organization. Some states also provide additional tax exemptions.