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Stuart Lark

Stuart Lark

Stuart Lark

Stuart Lark is a member of the Sherman & Howard law firm, working from the firm’s Colorado Springs office.

For more than 20 years, he has advised numerous nonprofits and faith-based organizations on corporate, tax, transactional, and other matters related to their unique missions. Mr. Lark has helped clients navigate complex matters involving corporate structure (including formation and governance), operations (joint ventures, commercial activities, international structure, and transactions), finance (tax-exempt financing, planned giving), growth (mergers and acquisitions), and taxes (IRS rulings, unrelated trade or business income tax, private foundation rules, property and sales tax).

In addition, Mr. Lark has counseled many clients with respect to religious accommodations under the law, including tax exemptions, faith-based employment rights, government benefits, immigration, church property disputes, and other matters. He has spent “time in the trenches” in this area, having served as Legal Counsel for the Christian Legal Society's Center for Law and Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. He has also written many amicus briefs and papers on critical religious liberty issues.

Mr. Lark received his juris doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996. He currently serves as a national board member of the Christian Legal Society and as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs.

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