Legal Services

We can help your church or ministry with most any legal need, large or small.

Here is a listing of just some of what we do:

Incorporation

We incorporate churches, ministries, charities, private foundations, endowments, charitable organizations, title holding companies, and schools. We can provide these services in any state.

 

501(c)(3)

We apply for 501(c)(3) federal income tax exemption and communicate with the IRS on your behalf, so you don’t have to.

 

Legal reviews

We can perform a comprehensive legal review of your church or ministry and prepare a written legal opinion pinpointing liability risks, violations of the law, and recommendations for corrective measures.

 

Trademarks

We can advise you regarding trademark disputes, and we can register your name, logo, or slogan as a state or federal trademark.

 

Bylaws

We can prepare new bylaws from scratch or amend your existing set to address important issues, including pastor removal, pastor succession, member voting or lack thereof, disciplinary measures against members, and pastor authority with respect to election and removal of officers and directors.

 

Name changes

We can change the name of your church or ministry or add a new name (fictitious name), regardless of which state your organization is located.

 

Domain disputes

We can assist in forcing Internet pirates to transfer control of a domain name to its proper owner.

 

Contracts

We can prepare or review contracts of all kinds, such as leases, mortgages, purchase agreements, employment agreements, construction agreements, etc.

 

UBIT

We counsel clients regarding the tax on unrelated business income (UBIT) and means of avoiding it.

 

Compensation reviews

We analyze pastor compensation and issue opinion letters regarding permissible amounts of “reasonable compensation”.

 

Employment Issues

We advise regarding employment and personnel issues, and draft and review employment manuals, applications, and policies.

 

Liability

We counsel clients regarding liability issues and measures to reduce liability exposure, including policies and procedures.

 

Other Services

We strive to be your “full-service” law firm. We can assist you with most any legal issue.

Please contact Dan Beirute today for more information on any of our services.