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David Middlebrook

David Middlebrook

David Middlebrook

David Middlebrook is an attorney licensed to practice in Texas, Colorado, and the District of Columbia, and his practice emphasis is focused on representing tax-exempt organizations. His clients include all types of charitable, religious, and educational organizations. David graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management in 1985 and earned his juris doctor degree in 1989 from Southern Methodist University. He is a registered Congressional lobbyist where he works on behalf of religious nonprofit organizations for the protection of religious liberties. He co-authored Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations: Essential Questions and Answers, which is a response to the need for guidance, direction, and clarification of legal and tax laws affecting churches and other religious organizations.

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Do Hours Slept Equal Hours Worked?
Church Finance Today

Do Hours Slept Equal Hours Worked? Subscriber access only

Should nonexempt youth workers be paid for time spent sleeping?
Intern or Employee?
Church Law and Tax Report

Intern or Employee? Subscriber access only

What to do to make internships blessings—and not legal blind spots.
Payroll Audits: What Every Church Should Know
Church Law and Tax Report

Payroll Audits: What Every Church Should Know Subscriber access only

Preparation can prevent an audit—or handle one if it arises.
Reviewing Your Church's Employment Policies and Practices
Church Law and Tax Report

Reviewing Your Church's Employment Policies and Practices Subscriber access only

An annual human resources audit can reduce any church's legal liabilities. Here's how.
Hosting a Super Bowl Party? Remember These Tips
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Hosting a Super Bowl Party? Remember These Tips Subscriber access only

NFL rules require caution from churches regarding this event.
Sample Corporate Transition Checklist
Church Law and Tax Report

Sample Corporate Transition Checklist Subscriber access only

This checklist outlines the details of a corporate merger.
When Two Churches Become One
Church Law and Tax Report

When Two Churches Become One Subscriber access only

The legal ins and outs of church mergers, acquisitions, and donations/dissolutions.
Managing Your Church

How to Manage Risk at Church

Four steps to develop a risk management plan
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Social Media and the Legal Liabilities You Face

Video Series
Creating a Safety Team

Creating a Safety Team

Every church could benefit from having a safety team trained to respond appropriately to crises.
Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety

Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety

There’s much youth pastors can do to keep the youth safe