Over his 46-year legal career, Bob’s experience includes five years as a trial attorney and over 35 years focusing on nonprofits, real estate and commercial transactions. Through his nonprofit work years, Bob represented secular and faith-based nonprofit entities, including churches, parachurch ministries, human services organizations, rescue missions, summer camps, faith-based schools and other faith-based and secular charities. He has served as an adjunct professor at Phoenix Seminary teaching classes to pastors on dispute resolution and a semester course on critical legal issues for pastors. He currently serves as Board Chair for Streetlight USA, a local charity which operates a residential rehabilitation facility for teen victims of sex trafficking.
An NRA practical pistol instructor and Arizona Concealed Carry Permit Instructor, Bob served for more than a decade on the City of Phoenix’s Use of Force Review Board and Disciplinary Review Board. He helped write policies and procedures for armed security on mega-church campuses.
A trusted advisor to pastors, business administrators, board members and committees, Bob assists in identifying risks and implementing appropriate protections for key assets of the organization. He counsels boards and leadership teams on campus development and construction, church planting, entity planning services, risk management, real estate & asset protection, insurance coverage, mandatory abuse reporting, media response, protecting religious liberties, board and staff training and acts as general counsel to help resolve ongoing operational concerns.
Bob founded the Campus Preservation Planningtm program to protect critical assets of faith-based ministries and secular charities against uninsurable, under-insured, and uninsured unjust claims while simultaneously improving overall risk management and stewardship. Our strong personal faith and passion for encouraging ministry make our team an especially valued resource within the faith community. You can expect sensitivity to, and understanding of, current legal issues facing churches and ministries from each member of our Church & Ministry Law group.