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Frank Sommerville

Frank Sommerville

Frank Sommerville is a shareholder in the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C. in Houston and Dallas, Texas. He received his bachelor's degree in business from Texas Wesleyan University. He received his masters in professional accounting with an emphasis on taxation from the University of Texas at Arlington. His law degree is from the University of Houston Law Center. He holds a license as a Certified Public Accountant. He is also Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is rated AV (highest possible) by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.

Frank has presented seminars on nonprofit taxation since 1981. He regularly assists churches in preventing litigation, including those that originate with accusations of sexual misconduct. Due to his significant contributions to the church administration profession, he was inducted into the National Association for Church Business Administration (NACBA) "Hall of Fame" in 2003.

Recent Articles by Frank Sommerville

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11 Reasons Your Church May Need a Lawyer
Managing Your Church

11 Reasons Your Church May Need a Lawyer

There are other reasons besides lawsuits that call for legal advice.
Church Law and Tax Report

Can Our Church Buy Crosses from a Foreign Business? Subscriber access only

Check export and import rules, and suspected terrorist lists.
Funding Foreign Activities
Church Law and Tax Report

Funding Foreign Activities Subscriber access only

Seven legal areas that trip up churches—and how to navigate them.
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Overseas Missions

Video: The legal issues your church needs to consider when it ministers overseas.
Managing Your Church

Q&A: Anonymous Gifts for Employees

How to properly track and record an anonymous gift.
Managing Your Church

How Does the Affordable Care Act Affect Churches?

Attorney Frank Sommerville walks churches through the next two years of changes.
Managing Your Church

Q&A: Should the Church's Payroll Include Youth Providing Childcare?

A common practice may trigger unexpected paperwork.
Managing Your Church

Q&A: Are Proceeds From the Church Community Center Taxable?

A prime outreach opportunity raises financial, tax considerations.
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Essentials for Screening Youth Workers

Essentials for Screening Youth Workers

Help your church become proactive in protecting your youth ministry.
Check-In & Check-Out Procedures

Check-In & Check-Out Procedures

How to establish check-in procedures that keep children safe.