Churches and other religious institutions are protected from discrimination by municipalities and other local government bodies by the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. It’s the land use act better known as RLUIPA.

Dalton & Tomich’s land law blog is a comprehensive resource for religious groups that are looking to expand their presence in the community. You’ll find the latest information on changes to land use acts, new zoning laws, pivotal cases and insights from experienced legal professionals that have helped protect the rights of religious organizations.

Land Use Information From the Experienced Attorneys

This land law blog is curated by national leaders in religious land use and zoning law. It highlights RLUIPA case studies, descriptions of different land use acts and commentary on related news. It’s a resource for church, synagogue, mosque and temple leaders that plan to expand their houses of worship.

Local Issues on a National Level

We help congregations throughout the country by providing explanations of how components of the RLUIPA law apply on a local level. Land use meanings and regulations can vary from state to state, but federal laws apply across the U.S. The Dalton & Tomich legal team consults on cases around the country to bring you local insights on a national level.

Current Events and Timeless Constitutional Rights

The information found on our blog covers current events that are happening now and how they impact the constitutional rights of religious groups.

How to Guard Against Fraud and Theft in Your Non-profit or Religious Organization

Every year, millions of dollars are stolen or misappropriated from […]

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The Constitutional Right to Leave a Faith and the “Dead Hand” of Religious Obligations

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Public School Closings Open Door to Religious Schools and Set Stage for State and Local Legal Battles

Hundreds of thousands of parents across the country just learned […]

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Religious Liberty Year In Review

The week between Christmas and New Year’s provides a moment […]

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Dalton & Tomich PLC commits to advancing the educational experience of law students with $25,000 land use and zoning scholarship at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications;; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 8, […]

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Supreme Court Hears Another Major Case Involving Discrimination Against Religious Schools

This morning, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in yet […]

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Do Not Try to Navigate Zoning and Land Use Regulations Alone

We receive calls all the time from frustrated property owners […]

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Awarded for impact and accomplishment, Dalton & Tomich partner Daniel P. Dalton named a Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Real Estate Executive

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications;; 248.260.8466 Detroit–November 15, […]

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This RLUIPA blog is published by one of the most experienced religious land use legal teams in the United States. The attorneys at Dalton & Tomich have served as legal representatives and expert consultants on some of the most high-profile land use cases in the country. Our work has brought us coast-to-coast as we work to help religious organizations preserve their right to use the land they own.

On the Dalton & Tomich, PLC land law blog you can also find company updates. Meet the latest members of our team and read about the outcomes of our most recent cases. It’s a great way to get to know the people behind the legal process.