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Religious Entities and Non-Profits

The Religious Entities and Non-Profits Practice, which is headed by a former seminarian, provides counsel and representation to religious entities and non-profits in helping them navigate the multitude of issues facing these unique organizations including formation and governance, employment issues, contract matters, liability and litigation, and operating policies, while helping them be consistent with, and true to their mission. Our counsel and representation of religious institutions and non-profits is varied and diverse and includes:

  • Defending all manner of litigation including matters before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commissions, the EEOC, Federal and state courts, and Pennsylvania and New Jersey agencies
  • Preparing and navigating the waters of IRS 501(c)(3) applications and compliance
  • Performing internal investigations
  • Drafting and reviewing By-Laws, policies, and handbooks to assist in minimizing exposure to litigation
  • Advising in issues of formation, daily operation, and governance
  • Interaction with governmental entities
  • Counseling in matters of public relations and crisis management
  • Interaction with governmental entities

We recognize that our non-profit and religious entity clients are unique in that they are mission driven organizations that see their objectives beyond the operation of the entity and find fulfillment in the service provided to their community. We bring our personal experiences serving religious institutions and non-profits, and our work representing small business and government entities together to address the unique challenges that our non-profit and religious entity clients have and provide them with the personal attention and specialized counsel that they need and deserve.

A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends,
Like all of you, we have spent much attention and effort to determine the most responsible manner to navigate the challenges associated with the COVID-19 health crisis. We continue to follow daily developments prioritizing the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families, while continuing to fulfill our commitment to our clients. Effective Friday, March 20, our physical office will be temporarily closed. Our attorneys and staff will be working remotely and available by e-mail and phone. Please be assured, that we will promptly return all calls that go to our voicemail.

We are confident that the measures we have taken will enable continuous and uninterrupted service to you, while joining in the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and meeting our professional commitments. MacMain Connell & Leinhauser remains devoted to fulfilling the needs of our clients, and our team will continue to deliver legal services that are ‘real, practical and excellent’ in this challenging time. Should you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to us.

We thank you all for your anticipated cooperation during this difficult period, and wish you and your family good health, protection and safety.

The Attorneys and Staff of MacMain Connell & Leinhauser