Separating Church and Housing Development
January 01, 2010
A local area church faced a tricky political problem that required the skills of Farrell Fritz attorneys. The problem occurred when the not-for-profit housing development adjacent to the church property was being sold. The church, through its bylaws, was linked to the housing development. In order for the transaction to proceed properly, the two organizations needed to be separated. On a pro bono basis, Partners Robert Creighton and Louis Vlahos worked through several years of protracted negotiations to resolve the issue. Once the two parties were legally separated, the adjacent property was sold with the proceeds properly applied to advance its nonprofit mission.