September 29, 2009

Christian Lawyers - We Get to Do Fun Stuff Sometimes

Some days law practice is challenging. Trying to honor Christ while bearing the burdens of other people's problems, helping folks pick up the pieces of life's tragedies and losses, staring down the ugly consequences of sin. But on some days, being a Christian lawyer is fun!

Today, I got the joy and privilege of closing on a radio station purchase for my client, a faithful Christian ministry. For many years, One Heart Ministries leased the broadcast rights for WKBO "The Fortress" 1230AM in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. But for this ministry, owning the station outright was a long-deferred dream. That dream finally became a reality today.

Station president and on-air personality, Pete Hamel (seated), was delighted to pose for a picture with me as he inked the final documents in our law firm conference room. And yes, he gave me an official green light to share the good news of the completed deal on social media!

What fun stuff have you been blessed to participate in as a Christian lawyer?

September 17, 2009

September 10, 2009

Estate Planning: Driven by Fear and Greed?

Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. - Proverbs 23:5

The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues on estate planning:

Where Christians need to be careful when it comes to estate planning is in the perspective, or heart attitude, with which we carry out the planning process. Far too many Christians end up falling for the same psychological ploys as the rest of society, creating estate plans based on an unholy combination of fear and greed rather than on principles of wise and constructive planning. And far too many Christians are drawn deeper and deeper into this spirit of fear and greed by an estate-planning industry built largely on selling the illusions of "protection" and "security" to the very people it has just worked quite diligently to frighten.

(excerpt from Chapter 5, "The Estate-Planning Illusion")