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; email@example.com; 248.260.8466; Dan Dalton; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.229.2329 St. Pete Beach, Fla.—January 27, 2021—Daniel Dalton, a religious property and land use attorney with […]Read More
Court order allows Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church to Continue Offering Free Parking to the Public. A federal court in Tampa has entered a preliminary injunction against the City of St. Pete Beach, Florida, protecting a church’s right to keep its parking lot open to the […]Read More
By The Hand Club for Kids is an Illinois not-for-profit which provides many Chicago-area youth with a well-rounded afterschool program. The program is designed to be “Christ-centered” as well as holistic—nurturing mind, body, and soul. Despite the religious mission and values which animate everything the […]Read More
Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; email@example.com; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 30, 2020—Zana Tomich, co-founder of Detroit-headquartered law firm Dalton & Tomich PLC, has been named a Michigan “Go-To” Lawyer for Business by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The publication’s “Go-To” Lawyer honor spotlights Michigan lawyers who are leaders […]Read More
The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment provides that no State shall “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” U.S. Const. Amend. XIV § 1. The United States Supreme Court has explained that the purpose of the Equal Protection Clause […]Read More
Disagreements between owners of neighboring properties often arise over boundary lines. Boundary lines are usually established by getting a survey of the legal description contained in a deed. And a survey could actually prove that the line—which the owners treated as the true line—is […]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.