Nonprofit Law

How increased online and electronic activity exposes congregations to new risks.Bobby Ross Jr.Last Reviewed: April 7, 2020For consumers, recent news stories are frightening—and increasingly familiar:

  • A massive data breach involving the credit reporting agency Equifax exposed millions of Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, names, and dates of birth.
  • The web service provider

Written by attorney Terry S. LuWilliam Dukes was incarcerated for 15 years, 6 months, 2 days, and 45 minutes for a crime he didn’t commit. In 1993, a grandmother and her granddaughter were discovered dead in a bathtub. Based upon questionable witness testimony, the police focused their investigation on William. The police repeatedly pulled him into

Written by attorney Richard C. Baker It’s that time of year again and high on the list among the things that a church should be considering at year’s end is the housing allowance for its ministers for the next calendar year, 2020. The housing allowance is a very important tax benefit for ministers but, without proper

Written by Susan G. ThomasCharitable solicitation is more complex than just asking for donations. In fact, there are a number of essential regulatory procedures that nonprofits must stay up to date with to stay off the charitable solicitation “naughty list.”Currently 39 states and the District of Columbia have charitable solicitation laws requiring a nonprofit organization

The Twelve Days of Lawyers for JesusPodcasts You Need to Hear this ChristmasMauck & Baker produced a record amount of 113 Lawyers for Jesus shows this year! We’ve appreciated the support of our listeners every step of the way, and had a lot of amazing guests. Although every interview was special, we’ve chosen the “12

Our firm is comprised of many diverse lawyers. On this page, you’ll learn the languages, cultural backgrounds, and voices of Mauck & Baker through popular Christmas songs. Enjoy!Sorin A. Leahu – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (in Romanian)“What I like about that song is that it is one of the most, if not the most,

A pastor’s housing allowance should always be considered part of a pastor’s total salary.by Lisa A. Runquist, Attorney at LawOur full-time minister has cancer and we filed a disability claim. The insurance carrier has refused to include his housing allowance as part of base salary benefit calculations. Instead, the carrier is only basing

Having allies can make all the difference when it comes to quick action in a critical situation. We witnessed one such example of this recently when our firm and several others were contacted by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) regarding a situation where a young woman was in need of protection from her parents who were

What can Christian evangelists, petition passers, and Trump protesters all get behind?The answer would be free speech, as yet another group has now objected to the City of Chicago’s rules in Millennium Park where officials continue to violate this fundamental right. The City is now fending off legal action from three different groups whose rights

What can Christian evangelists, petition passers, and Trump protesters all get behind?The answer would be free speech, as yet another group has now objected to the City of Chicago’s rules in Millennium Park where officials continue to violate this fundamental right. The City is now fending off legal action from three different groups whose rights