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Arizona Religious Institutions Law Day 2020


 Join us for the sixth annual Arizona Religious Institutions Law Day event on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 hosted by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP and the Greater Phoenix Chapter of The Church Network, powered by NACBA.

Register now for this full-day seminar.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Welcome by Scott Brown

9:10 AM – 10:00 AM
Melanie Pate – Fair Labor Standards Act Update – What Churches Need to Know for 2020

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Laura Lo Bianco – Structuring Church Operations – Churches can conduct complex business operations. This session will discuss different entity structures for common church activities, the tax implications for these activities, and how the entities are managed alongside the church’s governance.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Elliot Barela – Tax Reporting for Various Structures

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Eric Kniffin – Overview of Arizona Window Bill: Arizona Churches Facing New Lawsuits for Old Abuse Claims

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Lindsey Schneidman – Copyright law for Churches – Learn about the basics of copyright law including what you need to know in regard to music licensing, and art and photography usage for your church.

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Joan M. Rennekamp – Investigating Employee Issues, Large and Small — Hardly a week goes by that supervisors and managers do not need to address or clarify a factual issue related to employee performance. How many times was Jane absent last year? Did Sarah really yell at a student? What did John mean by “hostile work environment?” Joan will address some common strategies to use in dealing with all investigations and some “best practices” that will make you a more effective manager.

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Closing Comments and Q&A


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