Church Protector


"Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many counselors, they succeed."  Proverbs 15:22








CHURCH PROTECTOR exists to solve client problems. It's our business. Our attorneys represent Christian Churches and their Members in Florida, protecting them (i) from entering into unfavorable Contracts or bad deals, and (ii) in lawsuits arising out of contractual fights, bad real estate transactions, construction disputes, and other legal issues. While a solid understanding of the law is essential to the success of any law firm, we believe that strategy and attention to detail are often the paramount ingredients that make the difference. Because the stakes are high for clients, we place a greater value on accuracy, quality & strategy versus speed.  


Let us safeguard the Legalese. The Church Protector Division of our Florida law firm discreetly serves Christian Churches. If your Church is considering constructing a building or addition; buying a Portable building; leasing real estate; granting an easement; or purchasing a costly asset, have a competent attorney review the legal aspects of your proposal and advise and/or negotiate for the best contract wording to protect your church from problems down the road.

Never lock your Church in to another proposal or contract without getting a qualified legal opinion as to what the document really means. We’ll make sure you understand the legal implications based on the express language used in the proposal and, perhaps more importantly, based on the language that is missing.

As trial attorneys, in addition to solid advice for preventing problems, we solve client problems after-the-fact in the areas of: construction defects, boundary disputes, contractual disputes (for numerous types of contracts), real estate easements, land purchase or Option contracts, mortgages, leases, construction liens filed against your land, and we even defend foreclosure actions.


Let our Florida Lawyers help you or your congregation members with any or all of the following:

  • Construction lien law
  • Contract and agreement review and custom drafting
  • Commercial litigation
  • Wills, Living Wills, & Powers-of-Attorney
  • Litigation involving contractual disputes
  • Corporation formation
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) formation
  • Litigation based on real estate disputes 
  • Business litigation
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Purchase agreements for furniture, supplies, equipment
  • Service agreements with various service providers
  • Real estate Option contracts or offers
  • Real estate or vacant land contracts or offers
  • Leases and sub-leases
  • Architectural design and engineering contracts
  • Landscape contracts or proposals
  • Fence contracts or proposals
  • Employment contracts
  • Covenants-not-to-compete
  • Mortgages
  • Promissory notes
  • Personal guaranties
  • Painting contracts or proposals
  • Easement disputes and litigation
  • Lien foreclosure defense
  •  Landlord-tenant law and evictions
  •  Property boundary disputes
  •  Restrictive covenant enforcement
  •  Mortgage foreclosures for creditors
  •  Defense of mortgage foreclosures for owners
  •  Non-compete agreements
  •  Confidentiality agreements
  •  Temporary and permanent injunctions
  • Jury trials and bench trials


3 Easy Steps

1st Step:  Request A Complimentary Initial Consult.
Whether you are a pastor, elder, deacon, or individual church member, mention this offer and request a confidential initial consultation by calling us at 904 824-4949 or click this box to open our confidential contact form:


2nd Step:  Sign-up With Our Easy Engagement Proposal.
We'll custom tailor the proposal to address a specific need or problem you have or to serve as your attorneys On-Call, here to answer your questions from time to time and help develop a logical and effective legal strategy.


3rd Step:  Retain our lawyers and law firm for $49 per month, less than your cable bill.
Our retainer means that we are your attorneys and ready to get to work when you're ready, and from time to time, as needed, on a priority basis. In addition to a monthly retainer, you will be invoiced for actual time spent working on your case based on our hourly attorney rates.



Eastern Wall of the Temple Mount & the Golden Gate from the Kidron Valley, Jerusalem / Photo by Attorney Matt Mercer 2017




At only $199 per hour for Attorney time as a discounted rate for Churches and their projects, we guarantee you won’t find lower prices anywhere in Florida among attorneys in our practice areas of contract review and civil litigation. How sure are we? — If you find lower attorney rates during your first 90 days, we’ll refund the difference!