This webinar will discuss the renting of church-owned real estate, whether existing church buildings and ancillary buildings, or ground leases of vacant sites. It will also address the process of finding a potential tenant, negotiating terms of a lease or use and occupancy agreement with a focus on shared usage concerns, and obtaining of Attorney General approval, if applicable. It will also explore potential federal and local tax consequences to such tenancies.
Renato Matos is a Partner at CBMS. Since joining the firm in 2009, Renato has primarily focused on the Real Estate, Corporate and Taxation areas of their practice. Renato routinely works with religious and not-for-profit corporations on complex real estate transactions He is counsel to numerous denominational governing bodies, including the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Northeastern Conference of Seventh Day Adventists, as well as individual Baptist, Episcopal, Presbyterian and non-denominational congregations. Renato focuses much of his practice on protecting churches’ assets and developing strategies for long-term asset growth to ensure the sustainability of the missions and ministries of his clients. Renato is active in the community and regularly donates his time and expertise to numerous charitable organizations.