Barry Black, Esq. is the Religion Law columnist for the New York Law Journal. He has focused much of his law practice on religious institutions and clergy, from employment and governance issues to litigation, alternative dispute resolution and First Amendment advocacy. He has extensive knowledge of and experience with administration and governance issues. He has represented religious organizations and associations of various faiths and denominations, municipalities and ministers, as well as individual litigants in matters connected with the First Amendment and Religion Law. He has counseled and represented both religious institutions and ministers on clergy-related issues, such as employment, parsonage allowance, taxes, and retirement.
A former New York City law firm litigation partner, Mr. Black’s clients have ranged from municipalities and banking institutions to corporations involved in international litigation. Mr. Black is experienced in trial and post-verdict litigation. He has written and lectured extensively on the subject of Religion Law.