Washington, D.C. Church Law Attorney
At Simms Showers LLP, our Washington, D.C. church law attorneys are attentive, solutions focused advocates for our clients. We have extensive experience providing legal counsel to churches and related entities. If you have questions about your rights or your options, our attorneys can help. To set up a confidential, no obligation initial consultation with an experienced D.C. church lawyer, please contact us today.
Full-Service Law Firm Representing Churches and Religious Organizations in D.C.
With more than 140 years of combined experience, we are a full-service law firm representing churches and other religious entities across a wide range of legal matters. Regardless of the needs of your organization, professional legal guidance is just a phone call away. An overview of services our lawyers provide to churches in Washington, D.C. include:
- Incorporation: We have helped churches incorporate in several jurisdictions. If you are looking to form a church or religious organization in the District of Columbia, we are ready to help.
- Tax Law Guidance: We have deep experience navigating the complex tax system that regulates churches and religious non-profits. Our D.C. church lawyers handle the full spectrum of issues, from tax planning to defending against an IRS challenge of your tax exempt status.
- Land Use & Zoning: If you have questions or concerns about real estate, property acquisition, or property development, our Washington, D.C. church law attorneys can help.
- Employment: We help churches and religious groups navigate all relevant employment laws and regulations. Although churches are entitled to many employment law exemptions, there are still important rules that must be followed.
- Risk Management: Our church law attorneys can help your organization limit liability through proper risk management strategies. We work tirelessly to identify problems before they occur.
- Dispute Resolution: If your church is involved in a legal dispute, it is imperative that you consult with an attorney immediately. We are zealous advocates for our clients—bringing claims, defending lawsuits, and representing churches in arbitration or mediation.
- Sex Abuse Prevention & Defense: We help clients create policies to prevent child abuse and sexual abuse. Our law firm understands the extreme sensitivity with which these cases must be handled.
Why Work With the D.C. Church Lawyers at Simms Showers LLP
Churches, religious organizations, and other related entities face some unique legal challenges. At Simms Showers LLP, our professional counselors have the skills and experience needed to offer effective, reliable legal guidance. When you reach out to our office, our Washington, D.C. church law attorneys will be ready to:
- Conduct a comprehensive, confidential review of your case;
- Take the time to understand your concerns and answer your questions; and
- Devise a plan of action designed to achieve the best possible outcome.
Call Our Washington, D.C. Church Law Attorneys Today
At Simms Showers LLP, our Washington, D.C. church attorneys understand the unique challenges facing religious organizations. No matter your circumstances, we are here to protect your rights and help you find solutions to your problems. For a strictly private initial consultation, please contact our law firm today. We represent clients in the District of Columbia and throughout the wider region.