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Religious Organizations – Management & Legal Consulting

The Busch Firm offers legal consulting for Religious Institutions. We are the preeminent group at advising Religious Organizations on how to become more efficient and more effective in their mission and their ministries. Additionally, we offer the expertise in creating organizational structures that work within civil and canonical requirements.

The law places Religious Organizations in a special category where their activities and integrity are protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Depending on the Religious Organization’s particular religious tradition, there may be internal religious laws and regulations that affect the Religious Organization’s activities in the secular arena. Thus, to be effective, legal counsel for Religious Organizations must have expertise in the various laws and regulations generally affecting non-profits and understand the extent of the constitutional protections afforded to religious nonprofits. Counsel also must be sensitive to the requirements of applicable religious laws, regulations, and/or governing principles.