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Michigan Executive Order Allows More Electronic Signatures and Video Notarizing

  • April 9, 2020
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

The State of Michigan continues to be under Governor Whitmer’s “stay home” executive order. The Governor has stated she intends to extend the terms of the order past its original expiration date of April 14. During this time, many legal transactions have become challenging to […]

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Historic first: CARES Act brings financial relief to churches and other faith-based organizations and their employees

  • March 31, 2020
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit—March 30, 2020—Daniel P. Dalton, a religious property attorney, co-founder of Detroit-based Dalton + Tomich, and author of a new eBook about protocols for the United Methodist Church separation entitled, What the Proposed […]

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Recovery of Surplus Money after Foreclosure

  • March 16, 2020
  • by Alex Reuter

For property owners in Michigan facing foreclosure, the prospect of being entitled to money can seem like a hard-to-believe reality. But the truth is, many property owners are not aware of a clear, yet under-utilized, statutory provision that could help some redeem their homes. As […]

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Illinois Appellate Court rules against Winnebago County, upholds protections of the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act and the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act in ongoing case filed by County pediatric nurse

  • March 9, 2020
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Noel Sterett; nsterett@daltontomich.com; 815.997.7221 Rockford, Illinois —March 9, 2020—Noel Sterett, a religious liberty attorney and partner  in the Rockford, Illinois office of Detroit-based law firm Dalton + Tomich,announced a favorable decision on Friday, March 6 from the […]

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Noel W. Sterett named a partner at Dalton & Tomich

  • March 4, 2020
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit—March 4, 2020—Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, co-founders of Detroit-based land use and business law firm Dalton + Tomich,are pleased to announce attorney Noel W. Sterett has been named a partner. Based in […]

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Federal Court Denies Government’s Attempt to Dismiss Church’s RLUIPA Lawsuit

  • March 3, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

A federal court sided with a church that wants to build a bigger facility in Prince George County, Maryland (the “County”). After purchasing four parcels, the church was confronted with a two-step development process. Step One – Where the Church Faced Denial: The first step […]

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APPELLATE RULING PROVES POWER OF A CORPORATE CLEAN UP

  • February 26, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

A recent case by the Michigan Court of Appeals demonstrates the consequences of failing to keep corporate records in check.  In Touchwerx, Inc. v. Dynics, Inc., a Michigan Court of Appeals case, a merger that was endorsed by the State, but not fully effectuated by […]

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Beyond the collection basket: religious property attorney looks at financial implications of staying with – or separating from – the United Methodist Church

  • February 21, 2020
  • by Emily

Plus, commercial real estate considerations of prime church properties Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit—February 20, 2020—Daniel P. Dalton, a religious property attorney, co-founder of Detroit-based Dalton + Tomich,and author of a new eBook about protocols for the […]

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Interesting Land Use Provisions of the Illinois Religious Corporation Act

  • February 21, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

In Illinois, there is a very old and little-known law called the Religious Corporation Act of 1872 (805 ILCS 110 et seq.). The Act is still on the books and affords religious congregations an alternative way of incorporating. If a congregation does not want to […]

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The Cost of Staying in the United Methodist Church after the General Conference in May 2020

  • February 16, 2020
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The cost of remaining a part of the United Methodist Church is another factor a local church must consider when evaluating its options after the General Conference in May 2020.  The proposed Separation Protocol provides that a local church leaving the denomination for another new […]

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