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Dan Dalton named a “Go-To” Real Estate Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

  • July 26, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466 Detroit—July 26, 2021—Daniel Dalton, co-founder of Detroit-headquartered law firm Dalton & Tomich PLC, has been named a Michigan “Go-To” Lawyer for Real Estate by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  The publication’s “Go-To” Lawyer honor spotlights Michigan lawyers who are […]

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Unanimous Supreme Court Victory Supports Religious Liberty

  • June 17, 2021
  • by Noel Sterett

The Supreme Court decided a major religious liberty case this morning in remarkable fashion. All nine justices agreed that Philadelphia violated the First Amendment when it refused to allow Catholic Social Services (CSS) to continue providing foster care services in accordance with its religious beliefs […]

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Lawrence Opalewski named an Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

  • June 15, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit—June 14, 2021—Lawrence Opalewski, a zoning, land use, and religious property attorney at Dalton + Tomich, has been named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the legal trade publication Michigan Lawyers Weekly. This […]

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Christ Church of Fairview Heights, Illinois leaves the United Methodist Church and retains its property

  • May 19, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

We are pleased to announce that our client, the former Christ United Methodist Church of Fairview Heights, Illinois Inc, successfully and amicably separated from the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  The joint press release provides as follows: The Illinois Great […]

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Mississippi Church Files Suit Against Hinds County for Treating Religious Assembly Uses Unequally

  • May 10, 2021
  • by Noel Sterett

On April 27, 2021, we filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of The Church at Jackson against Hinds County, Mississippi for violating the “equal terms” provision of the Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”), 42 U.S.C. 2000cc(b)(1). Last year, the church acquired a […]

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Running a For-Profit Business In Accordance With Religious Values (Part 1, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws)

  • April 23, 2021
  • by Noel Sterett

For many business owners, running their business in accordance with their religious values is a non-negotiable. Their religious values are often what drive them and make their businesses successful. This is particularly true when business owners define success as being, first and foremost, faithful to […]

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Three Ways Boilerplate Language Impacts a Business Divorce

  • March 24, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Time and again, I am contacted by clients experiencing difficulty with their business partners, or fellow shareholders, and looking for a way out. The conversation usually results in a review of the company’s organizational documents. More often than not, we find the parties adopted boilerplate […]

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Dalton + Tomich promotes Emily Traister to Director of Operations

  • March 12, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit — March 8, 2021—Emily Traister has been named the Director of Operations for Detroit-headquartered Dalton + Tomich. She joined the firm in 2018 and previously served as office manager and executive assistant. […]

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Lawrence Opalewski named a partner at Dalton & Tomich

  • March 1, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit—March 1, 2021—Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, co-founders, and Noel Sterett, partner with the law firm of Dalton + Tomich,are pleased to announce attorney Lawrence Opalewski has been named a partner. Based in […]

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Religious property attorney responds to United Methodist Church announcement to hold off general conference vote on separation protocol until 2022

  • February 25, 2021
  • by Emily

“Many (UMC) churches that have been waiting on the sidelines to leave will do so now, and the denomination will collapse” Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Dan Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit —February 25, 2021—Daniel Dalton, a religious property and land use attorney […]

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