About Us

Gallagher & Kennedy is rich in the specialized knowledge, ability and experience needed to meet the needs of charities faced with issues involving both state and federal government concerns. Our attorneys possess special expertise in technical nonprofit tax and governance law. They have substantial experience in nonprofit formation, corporate governance, dispute resolution, employee issues and fund raising. Our professionals also have special expertise in developing armed/unarmed campus security policies and sexual abuse prevention and response policies and practices.

Our attorneys regularly participate in the Christian Legal Society, the National Association of Church Business Administration and serve as the pro bono legal adviser to many local charitable organizations. Please go to the free video series to view web-based video presentations. These include detailed presentations on timely topics as well as brief answers to frequently asked questions regarding nonprofit law. You can also register to receive notice of upcoming nonprofit seminars or to receive our free quarterly newsletter.

Campus Preservation Planning©

The Firm’s attorneys pioneered the development of the Campus Preservation Planning¬© process to protect critical ministry resources against unjust claims which are uninsured, uninsurable or underinsured. This unique process has been used in churches and para-church ministries in various states including Arizona, California, Nebraska, Montana and Minnesota. Representative clients include:

  • Christ Church of the Valley
  • Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
  • Phoenix First Assembly of God
  • Scottsdale Bible Church
  • Tri-City Baptist Church
  • Scottsdale Christian Academy
  • Alongside Ministries Prison Transition Ministry
  • Christian Family Care Adoption Agency
  • Arizona District Council of the Assemblies of God,
  • Community Church of Joy
  • Hope Church
  • Phoenix Seminary
  • Streetlight
  • Teen Challenge of Arizona
  • Palm Valley Community Church
  • Canyon Church of Christ
  • Grace Bible of Sun City
  • Church on the Green
  • Genesis/Rock at 32nd St.
  • One Mission, Inc.
  • Orangewood Church of the Nazarene
  • Stonecreek Church