Law Office of
D'Lorah Butts-Lucas

Your passion is my business.

Attorney

D'Lorah Butts-Lucas is a Florida licensed attorney specializing in corporate counsel for churches and non-profits. Attorney Butts-Lucas is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  Her legal experience includes work in private law firms, the Florida State Court System, and her own solo immigration law practice. Throughout her practice, Attorney Butts-Lucas has provided corporate counsel for churches and non-profits in 25 states.  Her professional experience includes nonprofit management, supervision, human resources administration, and leadership roles in a private company, public school district, and private higher education institution.

 

Equipped for her calling in law and service, Attorney Butts-Lucas received her Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law (2003), Master’s degree in Practical Theology from Regent University (2014), and Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University in Human & Organizational Development (1999).  After walking out this calling for over 17 years, Attorney Butts-Lucas has the knowledge, passion, and understanding needed to serve as YOUR NON-PROFIT ATTORNEY.

  

In addition to practicing law, Attorney Butts-Lucas is a business owner and member of the Halifax Health Hospice Advisory Board, Volusia Young Professionals Group, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has a heart to serve as evidenced by her global missions and ministry efforts on four continents.  Part of which, includes having lead the re-opening of and serving as the Executive Director of Nyame Bekyere Christian School in Ghana, West Africa for five years.  Attorney Butts-Lucas continues serving by helping others pursue their passion.



Services

Outside General Counsel

As Outside General Counsel we will perform the vast majority of your organization's legal work directly, or, when necessary, may identify unique issues and obtain specialized legal and non-legal referrals, overseeing and coordinating those referrals on your behalf. Working closely with our clients, we will be familiar with your current operations, past history, and future goals and provide efficient, thoughtful, and innovative solutions to your legal issues.  This service allows you to have "in-house counsel" without the expense of having a full-time attorney on staff.

Formation & Application for Tax-Exempt Status

 

  • Articles of Incorporation/Certificates of Formation
  • Bylaws
  • Tax Identification Number
  • Board of Director Formation
  • Registration to do Business
  • Fictitious Name Registration
  • Structuring and Operation of Subsidiary Entities
  •  Drafting and Filing of Application for Exemption under 501(c)(3) 

General Business Operations

 

  • Employment & Volunteer Policies and Handbooks
  • Employee Contracts
  • Drafting and Review of Contracts
  • Release Forms and Waivers
  • Employee and Volunteer Screening 
  • Succession Planning
  • Representation Before Governmental Entities
  • General Nonprofit Corporate Law Issues
  • Employee Related Immigration

Our Clients Say It Best

Elder Valerie Brown, Executive Pastor, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

I was very pleased with the professional services provided by Attorney D’Lorah.  She is easy to work with and takes the time to explain all information so that you understand the pros and cons of any actions you may be contemplating.  I highly recommend her for your non-profit needs!

Kipland Albright, Co-President, Best Employment SoluTions, LLC

Our company is extremely grateful to have the Law Office of D'Lorah Butts-Lucas as our legal representation. The firm has exceptional knowledge on nonprofit, not for profit, and for-profit business. Attorney Butts-Lucas’ service was nothing less than amazing. This firm is professional, responsive, trustworthy, and has the clients best interest at heart. Words cannot express our gratitude. It is a pleasure to know we have the legal guidance of a high caliber in our corner. 

Willard Maxwell, Ed.D., Executive Director, InTouch Community Development, Corp.

Let me start by saying shortly after we secured her to do work for us, she lost her mother to cancer. She worked on completing our employee contracts and incorporating New Beech Grove Baptist church in order for us to purchase a multimillion dollar property, while at her mother’s bedside. She never used her mother’s battle as an excuse not to get our work done. If you are looking for a competent, professional, dedicated attorney, you will not find one better than Dr. D’Lorah.

Dr. Clifton Clarke, Assoc. Dean, Fuller Theological Seminary

Whenever I need expert advice on matters of law, organizational development, or non-profit start-ups, D'Lorah Butts-Lucas Law Office is where I go. Their cost is affordable, and the service is professional and personal.  Dr. D'Lorah Butts-Lucas is the go-to person for all nonprofit-related issues, especially where churches are concerned.

Your Non-Profit Attorney

Law Office of D'Lorah Butts-Lucas

Kress Building

140 S. Beach Street, Suite 310

Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

Ph: 386.222.2776   Email: dbl@dblucaslaw.com



Client meetings by appointment only.

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