Minnesota Chapter 317A Churches.

Minnesota Chapter 317A Churches

Governing Statutes – Minnesota Chapter 317A Churches

Minnesota church organizations are generally governed by either Minnesota Chapter 315, or Minnesota Chapter 317A, of the Minnesota Statutes:

  • Minnesota Chapter 315, is a body of quasi-corporate law which loosely governs Minnesota religious corporations, societies, and certain other church related organizations;
  • Minnesota Chapter 317A is a body of comprehensive corporate statutes which have governed all Minnesota non-profit corporations since 1991 – including many churches.

Minnesota Chapter 317A

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 317A became effective on August 1, 1989, and now governs all Minnesota Non-Profit corporations, including many churches – Minnesota Chapter 317A Churches.

Minnesota Chapter 315

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 315 still governs many Minnesota churches.

Many Minnesota religious corporations originally formed under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 315 voluntarily consented to become governed by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 317, and later, to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 317A, either voluntarily, or automatically.

For more information, please see https://dahlelawchurches.com/minnesota-chapter-315-churches/

Minnesota Church Attorney

Since 1992, Attorney Gary C. Dahle has represented a variety of Minnesota churches – Baptist, Evangelical, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, and independent churches, with respect to:

  • church mergers,
  • application for IRC Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt status,
  • bond financing for construction purposes,
  • bond “refinancing” in order to obtain a lower interest rate on church debt,
  • clergy issues,
  • employment issues,
  • insurance issues,
  • on-site day care issues,
  • probate matters,
  • property tax exemption issues,
  • real property easements,
  • real property title issues,
  • school issues,
  • the sale of church real property – including property acquired by gift, and
  • the drafting and revising of Articles of Incorporation, Constitutions and Bylaws.

Attorney Gary C. Dahle has represented churches located in the Minnesota cities of Arden Hills, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Chaska, Corcoran, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Glencoe, Minneapolis, Mounds View, Roseville, St. Louis Park, St. Paul and Wyoming.

Minnesota Chapter 317A Churches

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Gary C. Dahle – Attorney at Law

2704 County Road 10, Mounds View, MN 55112

Phone:  763-780-8390

Fax:     763-780-1735

gary@dahlelaw.com

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