About Religious Organizations Law

von Briesen & Roper, s.c., provides legal counsel and assistance to numerous churches and religious organizations, including Lutheran churches and synods, as well as Catholic congregations and orders of men and women. This includes the church bodies and the health care, education and service organizations they sponsor. The attorneys who practice in this area have knowledge of the matters that differentiate religious client needs from others. The years of experience and exposure to internal church laws and regulations provides the attorneys with awareness when there are specific church law issues present, enabling them to assist clients in addressing such matters.

In providing services to religious organizations, we appreciate that our clients have activities that uniquely interact with civil law and may have a distinctly different nature in some respects. The attorneys accessibility and responsiveness to all matters is reflected in having continuously served many clients consistently for more than 35 years. Our services for religious organizations include:

  • Corporate matters
  • Canon law issues
  • Tax exemption matters
  • Employment law issues
  • Immigration
  • Employee benefits
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Probate and estate related issues
  • Construction and financing arrangements
  • Environmental issues, litigation, real estate, and landlord/tenant matters