First Amendment Issues & Protections
Pastoral Selection & Succession
Insurance: General Liability & Directors and Officers
Employees/Volunteers: Policies, Screening, Hiring, Firing, Supervision, Job Descriptions
Children and Youth Workers & Activities
Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Suspected Child Abuse
Real Estate: Purchase, Sale, and Lease of Church Property and Facilities
Construction & Remodel of Church Facilities
Property Tax Exemption Issues
Church Splits & Hostile Takeovers
Internal Church Disputes
Church Discipline of Clergy & Members
Control and Disputes re Church Property
Excessive Compensation of Church Insiders
Financial Policies & Procedures
Dissolution of Religious Corporations
Business activities of Church or on Church Property
A Legal Resource for Churches
Sharonrose is a Christian attorney who has counseled churches and ministries for over 25 years. She is the daughter of a minister and has unique knowledgeable about internal church matters and laws affecting church business and administration. She has advised churches, ministries and pastors throughout California. Her church law practice encompasses a wide range of risk management, legal, business and employment issues affecting religious nonprofits.
Sharonrose is certified in church law and risk management by the University of Cambridge for successful completion of the college's coursework for Risk Management for Churches and Schools.
Sharonrose has a unique understanding of church law, church government and church administration due to her upbringing as a minister's daughter, her biblical education, ministry and legal counsel of churches and pastors for over 25 years.
Her clients include non-denominational and denominational churches, religious organizations, clergy, missionaries and para church organizations. Sharonrose has also represented religious nonprofits from other countries and cultures.
Sharonrose for over a decade hosted ProtecttheChurch .org as a legal resource for churches and ministries to edeucate church leaders and administrators acout lawas applicable to religious nonprofits.
Sharonrose attends GateWay City Church in San Jose, CA. She is a member of LGHS Moms in Prayer, praying for the youth of her town. For over a decade she hosted Protectthechurch.com, a free legal resource for churches, educating churches about the laws affecting religious organizations.
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