Church Law & Religious Liberty

The attorneys at Mauck & Baker have been helping defend the religious liberty of individuals and faith-communities for several decades, and as followers of Jesus, we understand the importance of ministry. Most importantly, we take care to handle conflict using Biblical principles.

Even the most mindful congregations can encounter unexpected legal issues, so let us help you prepare for and prevent problems before they have the chance to arise.

Areas of Service:

Religious Land Use/Zoning

Right of Conscience

Bylaw Drafting

Employment & Governance

Risk Prevention

Facility Use Agreements

Organizational Structuring

Denominational Splits

Inter-Ministry Splits

Peace-Keeping Mediation


What Our Clients Are Saying:

"This firm helped our church to get a land tax issue resolved. They were efficient and thorough and got it resolved very very quickly. This saved our church over $100,000. This firm is very much about bringing glory to God in their practice."

— Autry Watkins, Pastor of Transformation Church

1 North LaSalle St.

Suite 600

Chicago, IL 60602


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