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responsive to your needs.

Welcome to Bea & VandenBerk

We seek to provide a broad range of legal services to tax-exempt organizations, small businesses, and individuals. It is our objective to provide high-quality legal services with a personal approach that is responsive to client needs. Please review our services and contact us if we can be of assistance.

Our Practice Areas

  • Nonprofit Corporate Law
  • Tax Compliance and Advising
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright & Trademark
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Contracts & Commercial Transactions
  • Charitable Solicitation

Our Clients

  • 501(c)(3) and other Nonprofits
  • Social Enterprises
  • Churches & Religious Organizations
  • Artists, Authors, and Filmmakers
  • Publishing & Entertainment
  • Small Businesses

Our not-for-profit has used the services of Bea & VandenBerk for many years. Their team is very responsive. to our needs, helps us with direction in our projects, and is committed to our mission. I highly recommend the firm. 

International Nonprofit Paralegal

Nonprofits

Constitution and Bylaws

Does your Church Need Both? Sometimes when we analyze governance issues for our clients, we discover that they have two sets of governing documents: a constitution and bylaws. “Constitution” is the title most commonly associated with the governing document of an unincorporated association, whereas “bylaws” govern a corporation. One of the main reasons churches have both
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Intellectual Property

Avoid Copyright Infringement

How to Properly Use Music and Images During Worship Service Churches today use a variety of intellectual property during worship services, such as music, photographs, quotes, and video clips.  These materials can be important to a worship service by increasing engagement, illustrating a point, or adding extra meaning to the service.  However, most materials are
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Employment

“Mark of the Beast”: Fourth Circuit Upholds Judgment That Employer Failed to Accommodate Employee’s Religious Beliefs

A recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling highlights an employer’s mistakes when refusing an employee’s request for a religious accommodation. The case, EEOC v. Consol Energy, Inc., upheld the lower court’s judgment against Consol that it failed to accommodate an employee’s religious objection to participate in the employer’s mandated biometric hand scanner system. The
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