Religious Schools

Claudia Morehead provides a wide range of legal services to churches and ministries in California and New York. She assists churches and ministries of all types and sizes and her clients include some of the largest churches in Southern California as well as many small and intermediate sized faith based organizations as well.

Churches and ministries are facing a host of new legal challenges with recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings including heightened scrutiny from the IRS, increased state regulation, and the threat of lawsuits from church members and members of the public. Ms. Morehead’s passion is to assist your organization with these legal challenges.

Her services include:
  • Incorporating churches and ministries
  • Church mergers and join ventures
  • Gaining tax exempt status in California and at the federal level
  • IRS compliance
  • General corporate advice
  • Board of director training and advice
  • Labor and employment advice unique to the religious institution environment