Churches and religious organizations have various legal needs and concerns that are unique to their operations. The objectives of these entities and their leaders are unlike those of any other organization, which can create complex legal issues and concerns.

Having an experienced church and religious organization attorney to help you navigate legal issues can be key to a successful outcome. Led by a former missionary and graduate of Biola University, Church Law Center has years of knowledge in skillfully handling the distinctive legal needs of churches and religious organizations. Call us today at (949) 892-1221, email us at, or contact us online to learn more about how we can help.

Handling the Legal Needs of Churches and Religious Organizations

Like any business entity, churches and religious organizations require legal assistance in establishing and maintaining their business structure and day-to-day operations. Taking a proactive approach to these legal issues can help protect your organization in the future. These legal tasks may include:

  • Drafting the paperwork necessary to create a nonprofit organization
  • Establishing and complying with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • Reviewing and revising contracts for real estate, services, supplies, and employees
  • Interpreting and implementing ecclesiastical policies and bylaws

Churches and religious organizations also need legal representation as unexpected legal issues arise that may endanger their existence. Whatever legal issue your church or religious entity faces, we likely have dealt with it before. This experience gives us critical insight into solving the legal issues you will likely encounter. For instance, these organizations need legal guidance and advice when they become involved in:

  • Employment disputes
  • Property rights litigation following changes in affiliation
  • Corporate governance disputes
  • Religious discrimination litigation

Providing Legal Services to Communities of All Faiths

Church Law Group consists of a diverse and experienced group of legal professionals who care about their faith and will work to safeguard yours. We care about our clients because we are part of the larger community of faith, each working together to worship harmoniously in our own way. To that end, we have assisted the leaders of churches and religious organizations in the following denominations:

  • Anglican
  • Autocephalous Orthodox Christian
  • Baptist
  • Buddhist
  • Congregational
  • Episcopalian
  • Four Square
  • Hindu
  • Interdenominational
  • Methodist
  • New Age
  • Orthodox Jewish
  • Pentecostal
  • Presbyterian
  • Reformed
  • Roman Catholic
  • Zoroastrian

Get Solutions Tailored to Your Church’s Unique Needs

All churches and religious organizations need legal counsel on routine, day-to-day matters and specific legal questions as they arise. A church and religious organization lawyer at Church Law Center has the knowledge and skill to answer your questions and calm your concerns. In addition, we can help ensure that you remain compliant with local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Together, we can work to support and protect the objectives of your church or religious organization.

All businesses need legal guidance and advice in their day-to-day operations and when specific legal questions arise. The nonprofit and religious organization lawyers at Church Law Center have the skills and experience to ensure that your organization maintains its tax-exempt status and remains compliant with all other laws and regulations. Together, we can help you advance your organization’s mission by supporting all your legal needs.

The attorneys and staff at Church Law Center are here to represent the interests of your church or religious organization, no matter the type of legal issue you encounter. Call our office today at (949) 892-1221, email, or fill out our contact form online to learn more about the legal advice and services we can provide for your nonprofit, church, or religious organization.