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FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS & NON-PROFIT

We are blessed to count as among our valued clients numerous non-profit organizations, and particularly, dozens of churches throughout New England. We are one of few law firms that maintains a thriving Faith-based Organizations practice. Because many of our attorneys are active members of their own churches, we understand the unique legal issues that faith-based entities can face.

 

We represent churches and faith-based organizations in a variety of matters, including organizational & corporate governance, financings/refinancings, acquisitions and dispositions of church real estate holdings, development and construction on church property, formation of church-related non-profit entities and obtaining/maintaining 501(c)(3) status, and contract disputes and litigation with 3rd parties. Our attorneys provide quality legal services while applying principles of compassion and understanding. As a result, we have become trusted legal advisors to not only churches and their auxiliary entities, but also to a large number of clergy and congregants.

 

Click below to learn about some of the matters we have assisted churches and non-profits with.

McKenzie & Associates, P.C. is one of few law firms that maintains a thriving faith-based organizations practice, representing dozens of churches in the Boston area on a variety of matters.

 
 

Andover Baptist Church

Represented the church on its corporate governance matters.

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Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Provided advice on the procedures and options for the acquisition from the City of Boston of property located in Dorchester, MA.

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Bethlehem Healing Temple Church

Represented the church in the redevelopment of its land in Dorchester, MA, including zoning and development analysis, financial analysis, and meetings with government officials, community groups, abutters, financiers and others.

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Calvary Baptist Church

Represented the church in the organization of a non-profit human and social services entity, and preparation of the IRS forms to obtain I.R.C. 501(c)(3) status, and guidance through the approval process.

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Christian Hill Baptist Church

Represented the church in the church in its merger with Faith Baptist Church, providing corporate governance for the new church entity, and guidance through the I.R.C. 501(c)(3) approval process.

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Church of the Living God Restoration Ministry

Represented the church in the church in its acquisition of real estate, and other corporate governance, organizational and financial matters.

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Ebenezer Baptist Church

Represented the church on corporate governance, organizational and financial matters. In addition, represented the church in the acquisition, sale, and refinancing of real estate, and in forming a partnership with a for-profit entity on the purchase, development, and operation of affordable housing.

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Eliot Church

Assisted the church with corporate governance, organizational and financial matters relating to pastoral and staff compensation arrangements.

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Good Shepherd Church

Represented the Church in its acquisition of real estate parcels from the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

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Grace Church of All Nations

Represented the church in the $3.3 million acquisition of a new sanctuary, as well as various real estate matters related to other church property holdings.

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Holy Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Apostolic

Represented the church in connection with all matters relating to real property which the church owns, as well as the acquisition of additional real estate, and other related matters.

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Metropolitan Baptist Church

Represented the church in the multi-million dollar financing and construction of a new sanctuary, including zoning and development analysis, financial analysis, and meetings with government officials, community groups, abutters, financiers and others. Separately, represented the church in the organization of a non-profit community outreach entity, and preparation of the IRS forms to obtain I.R.C. 501(c)(3) status, and guidance through the approval process.

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