HOW TO ADMINISTRATE YOUR CHURCH & PROTECT YOUR CHURCH & ITS LEADERS FROM LAWSUITS

Corporate Formalities: Bylaws, Articles, Minutes, Notices

Church Government: Corporate Directors, Trustees, Officers & Duties

Fiduciary Issues

Risk Management Policies and Procedures

Safety Guidelines

​First Amendment Issues & Protections

Pastoral Selection & Succession

Counseling

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

Financial Misfeasance

Church Litigation

Dissolution of Religious Corporations

​Benevolence

Business activities of Church or on Church Property

​Church Audits

Church Attorney

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.

Sharonrose Cannistraci

 

         CHURCH LAWYER - LEGAL COUNSEL TO CHURCHES AND CLERGY

CERTIFIED BY UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE FOR CHURCH RISK MANAGEMENT

          Sharonrose  helps church leader with business, employment, real estate, construction, risk management and legal issues.


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