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Frank Sommerville

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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Q&A: How Should Churches Respond to Threatening Messages?
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Q&A: How Should Churches Respond to Threatening Messages? Subscriber access only

What steps can be taken when a church receives various kinds of threats.
Q&A: Gun Laws and Church Security
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Q&A: Gun Laws and Church Security Subscriber access only

How churches can know the laws in place and make a plan to protect their congregations.
Q&A: Can We Give an Honorarium to a Visiting Missionary?
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Q&A: Can We Give an Honorarium to a Visiting Missionary? Subscriber access only

Why purpose, amounts, and the right visa make a world of difference.
Monetary Gifts for Pastors Who Leave
Church Finance Today

Monetary Gifts for Pastors Who Leave Subscriber access only

Churches must follow special rules when it comes to monetary gifts.
Church Volunteers and Copyright Ownership
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Church Volunteers and Copyright Ownership Subscriber access only

A case illustrates what churches own—and don’t own.

ChurchSalary

ChurchSalary

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

Understanding Pastoral Liability

Understanding Pastoral Liability Subscriber access only

Know the situations in which a pastor is personally liable for wrongdoing.
Charitable Contributions Bulletin Inserts

Charitable Contributions Bulletin Inserts Subscriber access only

Help your members give more by answering their charitable giving and tax law questions.