Legal Counsel for Churches is a service that helps religious organizations practice effective governance. Governance is the process of managing church business functions. Effective governance facilitates smooth ministry by providing accountability to all stakeholders. In his practice, Maurice Smith approaches each engagement with a determination to meet the client’s needs.

Legal Counsel for Churches focuses on the business side of churches and religious organizations. Church management faces an assortment of legal issues on a daily basis. The handling of these issues often defines the difference between a successful transaction and a costly mistake. Legal Counsel helps church leaders identify areas of risk, create ways to mitigate perils and help make church operations more efficient.