church law governance

An engaged and knowledgeable board of directors is a key feature for a nonprofit’s success.

We assist churches and ministries by coming alongside the board of directors to understand the legal duties incumbent with serving on the board, as well as engaging the board in developing policies and procedures to ensure the nonprofit is operating in accordance with the law and best practices for religious organizations.

Our desire is to provide legal support and training to the directors, so they are equipped to engage their role within the organization and lead to the long-term health and vitality of the church.

Significant liability risks to the organization and its officers, directors, employees and volunteers. While these risks could be debilitating for our clients if not properly managed, our attorneys desire for our clients to fulfill their most important mission and not be sidelined by the threat of risk. Effective risk management is key.

We work with our clients to isolate and mitigate risk by conducting a thorough evaluation of potential risk areas as well as implementing strategies to minimize and manage risks through sufficient insurance coverage, adoption of policies and procedures to prevent liability risks, and the utilization of well-drafted liability waivers.

Additional Governance Services

  • Bylaws
  • Board of Directors
  • Meetings, Executive Sessions, and Training
  • Confidentiality
  • Records
  • Minutes and Resolutions
  • Officers
  • Committees and Advisory Teams
  • Members and Membership
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Indemnification
  • Disclosures
  • Self-Dealing
  • Risk Management
  • Asset Protection
  • Policies, Procedures, and Processes
  • Information Technology
  • Whistleblower