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Richard R. Hammar

Richard R. Hammar

Senior Editor

Richard R. Hammar

Richard R. Hammar is an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Missouri, and he holds his CPA certificate from the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and attended Harvard Divinity School.

Rich specializes in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy. He is senior editor of ChurchLawAndTax.com and the author of several books, including Pastor, Church & Law, the annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide, and the Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches.

Rich co-founded the Church Law & Tax Report and Church Finance Today print newsletters. He has contributed articles or comments to numerous journals and publications, including Christianity Today, Christian Century, and Enrichment. He is a frequent speaker at legal and tax conferences, occasionally teaches church law at seminaries and colleges, and often consults with attorneys, CPAs, ...

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Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches

Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches Member access only

Richard Hammar explains how to avoid copyright infringement.
Confronting Gun Violence at Church

Confronting Gun Violence at Church Member access only

Help your congregation feel secure in your house of worship.