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Storzer & Greene, P.L.L.C. was formed in 2006 to join our talents and long experience in representing religious organizations. We have a principled commitment to defending the right to practice one's faith without undue governmental interference. These matters of concern include:

  • Zoning and land use
  • Eminent domain
  • Tax exemptions
  • Non-profit incorporation
  • Bylaws and governance disputes
  • Employment Issues
  • General non-profit corporate matters

We often work in conjunction with a religious organization's local or general counsel. For information on select matters handled by the firm, see the "Cases" page. More information about Mr. Storzer and Mr. Greene can be found in the "Firm Profile" section of this website.

"They are the best at what they do, which is win religious land-use cases." Journal News

News

Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk, Inc. v. City of Norwalk, Conn.
09/23/2014: "Norwalk Settles Mosque Lawsuit for $2 Million"

Media reports on the $2M RLUIPA settlement between Norwalk, Connecticut and S&G client Al Madany Islamic Center.   read more »

Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk, Inc. v. City of Norwalk, Conn.
09/05/2014: Connecticut Law Tribune article on the Al Madany litigation

Storzer"[T]his settlement demonstrates how the federal statute RLUIPA is a positive tool in being able to balance the interests of the religious organization with the interests of the municipality and the neighbors," said Roman Storzer, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who is nationally known for his work representing religious organizations in RLUIPA cases.   read more »

Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk, Inc. v. City of Norwalk, Conn.
09/05/2014: Norwalk Zoning Commission approves Al Madany settlement

"In the end, the huge turnout of Norwalk residents at City Hall on Thursday night mostly to oppose the proposed Al Madany Islamic Center, wasn’t enough to stop the city’s Zoning Commission from voting to approve it. . . . ''Congress created a law. This local government is required to abide by federal law. It  doesn’t have a choice. It has to abide by the law . . . .'"   read more »

Congregation Mischknois Lavier Yakov v. Board of Trustees for the Village of Airmont, N.Y.
05/19/2014: "After Airmont loses RLUIPA battle, controversial proposal resurfaces"

Update on the ongoing controversy between the Village of Airmont and a planned yeshiva.   read more »

Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov v. Village of Pomona, N.Y.
05/17/2014: "Communities pay a high price when religious groups invoke land-use law"

Rabbinical College featured in recent Journal News article on RLUIPA litigation.   read more »

Publications & Events

08/16/2014: RLUIPA law review article by S&G attorneys selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' Zoning and Planning Law Handbook, 2014 edition

“Christian Parking, Hindu Parking: Applying Established Civil Rights Principles to RLUIPA’s Nondiscrimination Provision,” published at 16 Rich. J. L. & Pub. Int. 295 (2013), has been selected to be reprinted in the Zoning and Planning Law Handbook.  The Handbook "opens with a survey of recent developments in zoning and land use law, including Supreme Court and lower court decisions and legislative and administrative activity. The handbook offers a cutting-edge perspective on the most critical land use, zoning law, and conservation issues of our time."   read more »

03/12/2014: S&G becomes a Cooperating Organization with the PBS "God In America" series Defending Religious Liberty in the 21st Century

    Storzer & Greene, P.L.L.C. welcomes God in America viewers to our website at www.storzerandgreene.com, which contains information about our work in the modern day defense of religious liberty. The pages located here describe various kinds of government actions that inhibit the rights of people to freely practice their religious faith. Our cases involve the Amish, Native Americans, Buddhists, various Christian denominations, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and others. We believe that religious liberty for all is a critical part of our American experience.   read more »

03/12/2014: Storzer & Greene attorneys co-author article on RLUIPA's "Nondiscrimination" provision

Examining 42 U.S.C. 2000cc(b)(2)--which prohibits "government [from] impos[ing] or implement[ing] a land use regulation that discriminates against any assembly or institution on the basis of religion or religious denomination"--the authors argue that the law's protections are needed now more than ever.   read more »

02/07/2014: 2014 GW National Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition

Roman Storzer served as a judge for George Washington University Law School's annual competition.  This year's problem involved a challenge to a federal program that provides financial assistance for rebuilding after natural disasters.    read more »

04/16/2012: On April 16, Roman P. Storzer joined the Department of Justice's Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination Eric Treene to speak at the University of Richmond's Journal of Law and the Public Interest symposium on RLUIPA

Details about the symposium are available here.    read more »