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Church Law & Tax is a leading resource for church leaders looking for guidance on legal and tax issues affecting religious institutions. Recently, Dalton & Tomich attorney Noel Sterett worked with Church Law & Tax to put together a series of videos to help pastors […]Read More
It’s one of the questions that new business partners most commonly overlook: What happens when one of the owners leaves the business?For example, let’s assume that two people open a restaurant together. Ten years later, one of the owners becomes disabled and can no longer […]Read More
If you own property on one of Michigan’s Great Lakes, you’ve likely heard the term “ordinary high water mark.” In fact, many potential clients call and ask how to identify their ordinary high water mark (“OHWM”). This leads to the question of how to identify […]Read More
Western Michigan University has sought to impose a vaccine mandate on its athletes. Sixteen athletes sued the University in federal court after they were denied a religious exemption and excluded from team activities. The athletes argued that the University had violated their rights under the […]Read More
County’s zoning ordinance violates Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.260.8466; Noel Sterett; email@example.com; 815.997.7221 Detroit—-September 27, 2021—National law firm Dalton & Tomich announced it has won an injunction on behalf of the Church at Jackson […]Read More
An easement is the right to use someone else’s property for a certain purpose. In Michigan, easements are often given to provide access to one of Michigan’s many beautiful lakes. When these easements are drafted, they usually state that they “run with the land.” In […]Read More
When churches try to vote to leave the United Methodist Church many Bishops will try to postpone the church vote. In this video, Dan Dalton, discusses the top five tactics Bishops use to delay a local Methodist Church from voting on disaffiliation. We hope you […]Read More
The warning signs are there but churches don’t even realize it. In this video, Dan Dalton discusses the three strategies Bishops use to close churches. We hope you found this video helpful. If you have questions or want to explore legal counsel, please contact Daniel Dalton, […]Read More
One thing a number of churches forget to do is audit their membership role. In this video, Dan Dalton discusses how members of a church are decided and why it is important that churches clean up their membership list prior to voting on leaving the […]Read More
Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.260.8466; Dan Dalton; email@example.com; 248.229.2329 Rockford, Ill. —September 16, 2021—Noel Sterett, a religious freedom attorney with national law firm Dalton & Tomich, has spent nearly 15 years fighting for religious liberty in courts across the country. He has […]Read More
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In my role as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God, quite often we are faced with issues that involve local governments and municipalities. Many of these issues that arise in dealing with entities are land use related. I have found Dalton & Tomich’s experience and expertise in this area to be a valuable resource and asset in every situation.
Never one time during a year-long litigation process did Dalton & Tomich demonstrate anything other than Christ-like professionalism. They managed the legal details, while we continued to do church. How they managed themselves, managed our case, and represented our church set the table for me and our church to be where we are today.
Dalton & Tomich’s expertise and experience helped us through a very difficult legal journey, ultimately achieving a favorable outcome. Their personal interest in helping us went “above and beyond” just the call of duty.