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Protecting Your Church or Nonprofit with Parental Consent and Waiver Forms

  • November 19, 2020
  • by Sorin Leahu

Many churches and nonprofits have had to cancel their summer activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that the pandemic will not last forever and, in light of fast-moving breakthroughs in the development of a vaccine, the end of the […]

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Fulton v. City of Philadelphia reflects rising trend of cities restricting faith-based organizations from serving their communities

  • November 11, 2020
  • by Emily

“In some cases, zoning and land use restrictions are choking them out; in other cases, cities are going after religious institutions because their religious beliefs do not jive with public policy positions…” Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Noel Sterett; nsterett@daltontomich.com; 815.997.7221 Chicago—-November […]

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7 Things to Be Aware of When Closing a Church

  • October 16, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

Some are estimating that 1 in 5 churches will not survive the pandemic and will close for good over the next 18 months. COVID-19 shutdowns have placed a heavy strain on pastors, congregations, and their finances. Many churches have had to dig deep just to […]

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Church and Politics: Avoiding Traps and Pitfalls

  • October 14, 2020
  • by Sorin Leahu

This past year has proved to be a trying time for churches. With the emergence of COVID-19, churches have had to adapt to online meetings and outdoor services while continuing to care for congregations that need spiritual guidance more than ever. Adding to these difficulties […]

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Attorney Sorin A. Leahu joins Dalton & Tomich

  • October 1, 2020
  • by Emily

Detroit —October 1, 2020—Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, co-founders of Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton + Tomich, are pleased to announce that Sorin A. Leahu has joined the firm as a senior associate attorney.  Based in the firm’s Chicago office, […]

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Top 5 Things Religious Assemblies and Schools Need to Know About Zoning in Illinois

  • August 19, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

A 2019 report ranked Illinois as the seventh most religiously diverse state in the country. This is a ranking the state should celebrate. Religious diversity is not only a national hallmark but a benefit to our local communities.  Our communities are stronger when we are […]

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Business Opportunities for Alternative Education Providers and the Legal Issues They Will Face

  • August 3, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

America is on the verge of a pandemic-induced revolution in education. The increase in demand for private education alternatives is creating a golden opportunity for those willing and able to meet it. But along with the new and emerging opportunities, parents, teachers, private schools and […]

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The Coming Legal Battles Over How To Fund Religious Schools and Where They Can Locate

  • May 29, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

The pandemic forced public and private schools all across the country to close early. In response, many parents had to quickly adapt to alternative ways to educate their children. Some discovered the benefits and challenges of homeschooling. Others turned to virtual classrooms and courses taught […]

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Shutdown Allows Illinois Small Businesses and Not-for-Profit Corporations Time To Reassess How They Operate

  • April 30, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

At Dalton & Tomich, we work with both for profit and not-for-profit clients in Illinois. Be it small business start-ups or existing religious ministries, we help our clients understand how they can accomplish their goals while navigating the various laws which govern how they may […]

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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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