Religious & Nonprofit Law

Religious Organization & Nonprofit Law — MARSH

Rich is general outside counsel (Chancellor) for the regional judicatory of the United Methodist Church in the Rocky Mountain area. He regularly advises the judicatory and local churches on matters relating to formation, governance and operation of nonprofit organizations; tax exemptions and exempt organizations; First Amendment; ecclesiastical law; clergy misconduct; and related litigation.

In 2017, he represented the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church before the top court of the denomination defending the election of the denomination's first openly gay bishop.