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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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Building with Confidence
Church Law & Tax Report

Building with Confidence Member access only

A legal and financial blueprint for church construction projects.
Do Hours Slept Equal Hours Worked?
Church Finance Today

Do Hours Slept Equal Hours Worked? Member access only

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

Intern or Employee? Member access only

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

Payroll Audits: What Every Church Should Know Member access only

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

Reviewing Your Church's Employment Policies and Practices Member 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. Member access only

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

Sample Corporate Transition Checklist Member access only

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

When Two Churches Become One Member 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

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ChurchSalary

ChurchSalary

Experience a whole new way to set compensation. Eliminate the guesswork – get access to detailed compensation reports in just minutes.

Essential Guide to Church Budgeting

Essential Guide to Church Budgeting Member access only

Good budgeting will help your church stay financially healthy.
Protecting Your Church from Crime and Violence

Protecting Your Church from Crime and Violence  Member access only

Assess the security of your church and learn how to prevent crime.