It’s possible that RLUIPA, the Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act, will not apply to your particular religious land use case. Attorney Daniel P. Dalton of Dalton & Tomich, PLC in Detroit explains the options available to leaders of churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and other institutions when RLUIPA does not apply.
Dalton has represented religious institutions in land use and zoning matters across the country. In this video, he discusses the various applications of RLUIPA in different circuits around the country and addresses state laws such as RFRA, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, as well as the First Amendment Free Exercise Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause and the Commerce Clause.
Dalton offers additional RLUIPA resources and other religious land use information at www.attorneysforlanduse.com. Contact him directly at 313.859.6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.