Stuart Lark is an attorney with Sherman & Howard, where he co-leads the firm’s Religious Organizations Practice Group.
For more than 20 years, he has helped nonprofit clients with numerous matters, including legal structure, governance, operational and personnel policies, unrelated trade or business income tax, intellectual property, tax-exempt financing, and planned giving. Lark also counsels numerous clients with respect to religious accommodations in the law. He has helped clients with religious tax exemptions, faith-based employment or activity rights, government benefits, church property, and religious worker visas.
Lark has written many papers and amicus briefs on important religious liberty issues, including four briefs filed on behalf of more than 45 national religious organizations in recent US Supreme Court cases impacting religious exercise rights. Lark also presents regularly around the country on the intersection of religious and sexual liberty rights.
He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, his master’s degree from Stanford University, and his undergraduate degree from Purdue University. Lark serves on the national board of directors of Christian Legal Society, and chairs the board’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom committee. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America (2013-present) and has been named by Best Lawyers as a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Nonprofits/Charities.