Church Law Group

Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C. is a boutique law firm specializing in the representation of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, churches and religious organizations, private foundations, social welfare organizations, trade associations, hospitals, private schools, colleges and universities, charitable trusts, and supporting organizations.

Our firm is composed of a team of committed individuals dedicated to building lasting relationships with our clients and serving them with excellence and integrity. In addition to providing ongoing counsel to our clients on how to address day-to-day nonprofit corporate and tax issues, we excel in assisting our clients in resolving IRS controversies, involving any type of tax liability, and at any procedural stage (audit, appeals, or litigation). Our lawyers are experienced in representing clients in front of local IRS field agents, the Exempt Organizations Examination Division in Dallas, regional IRS Appeals offices, the IRS National Office in Washington, D.C., Offices of the United States Attorney, and in the United States Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, and Federal District Courts throughout the country. We also conduct in-depth legal and tax compliance reviews or internal investigations (where appropriate) to assist our clients in proactively identifying - and self-correcting - tax and other legal issues before an IRS audit is initiated, and before the United States Attorney, State Attorney General, or Congressional inquiry is initiated.

The Church Law Group is a practice area of Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C. that focuses on the specific legal needs of churches, ministries, faith-based organizations, and clergy throughout the United States. The work of the Church Law Group includes both the creation of new nonprofit organizations and consulting with existing ones. We advise our clients on legal questions relating to general corporate and business matters, as well as a broad range of other issues that often have unique application in the religious nonprofit environment. The Church Law Group conducts legal compliance reviews, designs, and implements children's safety procedures and employment practices and termination procedures, the correct application of Copyright and Trademark conventions, and various other federal and state statutes. From the boardroom to the courtroom, the Church Law Group provides both transactional services related to drafting and reviewing corporate documents and litigation services. Our work also involves navigating complex business transactions, including the acquisition, construction, financing, and disposition of real property in addition to the merger and dissolution of churches.

Our attorneys have considerable experience in litigating a diverse array of matters in federal and state courts, involving tax proceedings, probate, construction, commercial transactions, employment disputes, and general civil litigation. If and when our clients become involved in a lawsuit, we are well positioned to assist them with their litigation needs. We also assist clients in responding to law enforcement agencies. We have successfully guided clients through white collar criminal investigations related to the operation of tax-exempt entities.

We are located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, minutes from the DFW airport, which allows us to maintain a national presence, while keeping our high-end legal services affordable to our nonprofit and tax-exempt client base. Although all of our attorneys are admitted to the State Bar of Texas, we also have attorneys admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia, New York, Georgia, Florida, California and many other states. We currently represent clients in over thirty states. The law firm of Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C. is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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