An article published in the New York Times recently highlighted the need to secure building permits prior to remodeling a home or commercial building. According to the author, Steve Edor, Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary Hillary Clinton began extensive renovations on their new […]Read More
In addition to the land use and zoning work that we do for religious organizations around the United States, and the donation and collection bin cases wherein we have successfully asserted First Amendment Free Speech claims, we have been working with local property owners and […]Read More
In early 2013, the City of Portage, Michigan announced that it was considering the issue of clothing donation bins and a proposed ordinance regulating the same. At the time, few municipalities had investigated the issue, and the City was unsure of what action to take. […]Read More
In January 2014, the City of St. Johns, Michigan adopted an ordinance that banned clothing donation bins from the city. While donation bins were banned, other unattended containers such as dumpsters and recycling bins were not banned. Dalton & Tomich brought suit challenging the ordinance […]Read More
Dalton & Tomich founding attorney Dan Dalton has been named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers List in Land Use and Zoning. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition […]Read More
The law firm of Dalton & Tomich PLC is pleased to announce that our client Shepherdsfield Church prevailed in its land use dispute in central Oregon this week. In this landmark decision, the administrative hearing officer found that home churches and wedding ministries are permitted […]Read More
Detroit Planning and Development officials recently announced a project intended to revive Detroit’s neighborhood business corridors while simultaneously easing the City’s notorious bureaucratic hurdles. The project, called “Pink Zoning Detroit,” aims to simplify the City’s outdated and complex land use and zoning regulations and reduce the […]Read More
In Patricia Moore-King v. County of Chesterfield, the Court was asked if RLUIPA applies to fortune tellers. The answer is No, at least in the Fourth Circuit. Patricia Moore-King (“Moore-King” or “Plaintiff”) brought suit against the County of Chesterfield, Virginia (the “County” or “Defendant”) challenging the […]Read More
In May 2013, the City of Stanton, California adopted an ordinance that banned clothing donation bins from the city. While donation bins were banned, other unattended containers such as dumpsters and recycling bins were not banned. Dalton & Tomich brought suit challenging the ordinance on […]Read More
In December 2011, the City of Plano, Illinois adopted an ordinance that banned clothing donation bins from the city. While donation bins were banned, other unattended containers such as dumpsters and recycling bins were not banned. Dalton & Tomich wrote a letter to the city […]Read More
The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have the experience and the knowledge to work with you to develop a legal solution that helps accomplish your goals. Our collaborative approach has helped leaders like you grow businesses and banks, develop and expand churches, and build nonprofit organizations nationwide.
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.