Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; email@example.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 […]Read More
“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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.260.8466; Dan Dalton; email@example.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit —February 25, 2021—Daniel Dalton, a religious property and land use attorney […]Read More
In 2020, church buildings went mostly unused. COVID restrictions canceled or severely limited in-person worship services. Other church events and activities suffered the same fate. While some churches successfully transitioned to life online, most struggled without the ability to meet in person and experienced a […]Read More
In a huge blow to the Episcopal Church, and an enormous threat to the United Methodist Church, the United States Supreme Court today denied the final appeal of the Episcopal Church in its dispute concerning ownership of religious property with the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, […]Read More
Many law firms promote their services by telling you that they know their way around a courtroom. But do they know their way around a virtual courtroom? Unfortunately, many attorneys do not, which creates problems for their clients and the courts. Case in point: see […]Read More
One of the biggest issues that remain for clergy is whether their pension will follow them when they leave the United Methodist Church denomination. Wespath, the pension provided for the UMC, has three pensions and one 403(b) plan that clergy can participate in. The […]Read More
The odds are that the General Conference for the United Methodist Church will not occur in 2021. Both conservative and progressive thought leaders believe this to be true. The Commission on the General Conference has extended at least a dozen reasons why an in person […]Read More
As land use attorneys, we receive calls from property owners who want to know about “adverse possession.” Usually, the conversation proceeds along the lines of “can my neighbor really just take my property?” Sometimes the question is “I’ve used this land for 30 years; doesn’t […]Read More
A slander of title claim is predicated on a simple concept – protecting title to your property and punishing those that have sought to harm it through the recording of erroneous statement. The elements of slander of title are (1) the publication of a false statement and (2) doing […]Read More
City’s punitive measures restricting religious exercise of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church likely violate federal law Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.260.8466; Dan Dalton; email@example.com; 248.229.2329 St. Pete Beach, Fla.—January 27, 2021—Daniel Dalton, a religious property and land use attorney with […]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.
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