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Texas Court strikes down the Methodist Trust Clause

In a landmark decision, a Dallas Texas County Court invalidated the enforcement of the United Methodist Trust Clause in favor of  Southern Methodist University thereby freeing it from property ownership claims of the South-Central Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Court entered an order dismissing […]

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5 Quick Tips Before Buying Lakefront Property

Buying property on one of Michigan’s many inland lakes is a dream for many. Fishing, swimming, sunset boat rides, and quiet mornings on the water can create priceless memories. However, if a buyer doesn’t do proper due diligence, a dream waterfront property can become a […]

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Can I Run a For-Profit Business In Accordance with My Religious Values?

The short answer is yes. There are thousands of for-profit businesses in the United States that are owned and operated by people with strong religious convictions and values. Many business owners actually owe their success to the religious values that drive them. Two of the […]

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Understanding Indemnification Clauses

If you have ever read a contract, it is likely that you would have come upon an indemnification clause.  These clauses tend to be placed towards the end of a contract and can be confusing for many. So what is an indemnification clause? Indemnification is […]

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Three Ways Boilerplate Language Impacts a Business Divorce

Time and again, I am contacted by clients experiencing difficulty with their business partners, or fellow shareholders, and looking for a way out. The conversation usually results in a review of the company’s organizational documents. More often than not, we find the parties adopted boilerplate […]

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Frequently Asked Questions from churches looking to leave the United Methodist Denomination

When we talk to churches that want to leave the denomination, many of them have the same questions. To help you determine the best course for your church, we answer these commonly asked questions in our latest video. Watch to learn more.     We hope you […]

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Dalton + Tomich promotes Emily Traister to Director of Operations

  • March 12, 2021
  • by Emily
  • Category: Firm News

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit — March 8, 2021—Emily Traister has been named the Director of Operations for Detroit-headquartered Dalton + Tomich. She joined the firm in 2018 and previously served as office manager and executive assistant. […]

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Supreme Court Makes It Harder for Government Defendants to Avoid Liability for Violating Civil Rights

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in an important civil rights case titled Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski. The case involves a college student, Chike Uzuegbunam, whose free speech rights were violated when campus police ordered him to stop sharing his faith in front […]

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The 5 myths you might have heard about the UMC trust clause – and why it might not be as scary as you think.

Many pastors who are considering leaving the United Methodist Church think the trust clause is a set-in-stone rule that can’t be beat – and that’s simply not true! I hope this blog helps provide a bit more understanding about how the law around it works […]

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The 150th Anniversary of Section 1983

Section 1983 ­— 42 U.S.C § 1983 — is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year. Section 1983 is the foremost federal statute for bringing federal claims against government officials and entities for violations of civil rights. The origins of Section 1983 date back to 1871 […]

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