Church Law and Litigation

No one likes conflict, and no one wants a dispute to end up in court, but sometimes litigation can’t be avoided.

 When a dispute cannot be resolved inside a religious organization, we are here to help. Our attorneys have decades of experience successfully representing clients before:

  • Administrative agencies
  • State courts, at both the trial and appellate levels
  • Federal courts
  • Mediators and arbitrators

No matter what conflicts your church or religious organization may face, our lawyers can help you resolve them, so that you may focus on your mission.  Our law firm provides advocacy to religious organizations in disputes involving:

  • Divided congregations
  • Breach of contract
  • Church property
  • Loan transactions
  • Construction disputes
  • Church employment matters and wrongful termination disputes
  • Religious discrimination in employment
  • Church policies and procedures
  • Tax breaks for churches

Rest Easy. We Will Handle the Hard Part.

Being involved in litigation is stressful. We ensure that you understand every step of the process, and are comfortable with our approach to your case. You can count on us, because we have decades of successful courtroom experience, and we strive to understand your mission and your values.

We will balance the costs, benefits, and risks of litigation against the range of possible outcomes, and advise you on available alternatives, keeping in mind your church’s resources.  We are experienced, thorough and passionate advocates.  We strive to ensure that litigation strategy is consistent with your goals, beliefs and risk tolerance, and we pursue negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution when appropriate. We use technology and e-discovery to advance our client’s goals and minimize costs.

You take care of your congregation. We will take care of your legal interests.

We know you need a responsive, caring legal partner that you can rely on. With our law firm in your corner, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you have a team that understands the challenges your religious organization faces. We’re focused on finding the best solutions, so you can continue to advance your mission and serve your religious community.

Talk to Us.

To find out how the attorneys of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC can help you handle the legal issues that your organization faces, call us at 410.995.5800 or email an attorney from our Church Law and Religious Organization Practice Group.  We represent churches and religious organizations in matters before the state and federal courts located in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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