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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.

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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
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Funding Foreign Activities Subscriber access only

Seven legal areas that trip up churches—and how to navigate them.
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Overseas Missions

Video: The legal issues your church needs to consider when it ministers overseas.
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When Background Checks Lead to Discrimination Subscriber access only

How churches should use screening services to avoid unfair exclusions in hiring.
Should the Pianist be on the Payroll?
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Should the Pianist be on the Payroll? Subscriber access only

How churches should treat these types of roles.
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Following the Rules for Love Gifts Subscriber access only

When it pays to get tough on contributions.
Staying Above Reproach
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Staying Above Reproach Subscriber access only

7 rules to help volunteer leaders protect themselves and the kids they serve.
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Can Social Networking Get Us Sued? Subscriber access only

How to safeguard your church staff's use of popular communication tools.
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Using Social Media Safely

Using Social Media Safely

Policies to keep your church staff and members safe when using social media.
Politics and the Pulpit: What Every Church Needs to Know in an Election Year

Politics and the Pulpit: What Every Church Needs to Know in an Election Year

Guidelines faith-based organizations need to know before diving into politics.