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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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Is the Parking Lot Tax in Your Future?
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Is the Parking Lot Tax in Your Future? Member access only

Use this four-step analysis to get the answer.
Q&A: How Should Churches Respond to Threatening Messages?
ChurchLawAndTax.com

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

What steps can be taken when a church receives various kinds of threats.
Q&A: What Should We Do with Old, Uncleared Checks?
Church Finance Today

Q&A: What Should We Do with Old, Uncleared Checks? Member access only

Clean up the books the right way.
Q&A: Gun Laws and Church Security
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Q&A: Gun Laws and Church Security Member 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? Member 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 Member access only

Churches must follow special rules when it comes to monetary gifts.

ChurchSalary

ChurchSalary

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

Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy

Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy Member access only

Church leaders and boards can take relatively simple, yet effective steps to reduce the likelihood of child sexual abuse.
Check-In and Check-Out Procedures

Check-In and Check-Out Procedures Member access only

Learn how to establish check-in procedures that keep children safe.