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Clients often come to us with a great restaurant, or business, concept, ready to form their company, but with only a small percentage of the money needed to bring their idea to fruition. The first of many questions is often, how do we get funding? […]Read More
On March 22, 2016, Dan Dalton and Larry Opalewski spoke at the Michigan Municipal League’s Capital Conference. The topic of the presentation was the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert and its impact on municipal sign ordinances. Patrick Sloan of McKenna […]Read More
When first approached to write a book about Litigating Religious Land Use Cases in 2010, my initial reaction was how hard can it be to write a book. You simply collect your thoughts and put them together into a package that is both interesting and helpful. Two years […]Read More
Work Made for Hire (or Work for Hire) is a long established doctrine that provides some exceptions to general Copyright law, which provide an author or creator of written work automatic copyright protection in his or her work. When an employee is hired for a […]Read More
If you have been given the task from a buyer to find him or her waterfront property to purchase and build a residential home, it is very important for the buyer of land to have a basic understanding of water rights. This is a state […]Read More
I want to thank the Realtor Land Institute for inviting me to speak at the 2016 National Land Conference in Dallas, Texas this weekend. The Realtor Land Institute provides training and resources to commercial real estate brokers throughout the United States. This year’s program covered […]Read More
Under a recent federal court ruling, an ordinance distinguishing between on-premises and off-premises billboards is subject to strict scrutiny. While this is not the majority rule yet, this ruling has the potential to impact thousands of ordinances across the country. Last year, the Supreme Court […]Read More
As the saying goes, sometimes we need to risk it to get the biscuit. Little progress would be made if mankind allowed the potential for failure to discourage otherwise worthy undertakings. Unfortunately for religious institutions, the Fourth Circuit in Andon v. City of Newport News […]Read More
It has been reported that two former families who attended and gave tithes and offerings to the former Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington are suing its former Pastor, Mark Driscoll, and several others alleging federal civil RICO claims. Is there a viable civil RICO […]Read More
In recent years, several states have announced plans to begin constructing high-speed railway systems within their borders in an effort to create more efficient means of travel. These plans have begun to cause concern for private landowners who worry the states may resort to condemning […]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.