Richard Hammar is an attorney, CPA, and best-selling author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is the author of more than 100 books, including Pastor, Church & Law and the annual Church and Clergy Tax Guide . He also writes the Church Law & Tax Report newsletter, has contributed articles to numerous journals and publications, is a frequent speaker at legal and tax conferences, and has taught church law at a number of seminaries. He has been a lecturer at the annual Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference for many years; addressed a National Institute of the American Bar Association on the tort liability of charitable and religious organizations; has been a featured speaker at the annual Program on Philanthropy and Law sponsored by the New York University School of Law; and has taught continuing education seminars at several institutions including Princeton University and Emory University. He co-founded, with Cambridge University in England, an international program in risk management, and has taught continuing education classes at Cambridge. Richard Hammar has been inducted into the church management "hall of fame" by the National Association of Church Business Administration, and has served on the boards of several prominent charities, including the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. He was named one of the 50 “most influential Christians in America” by the Church Report magazine. He is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Christian Legal Society, and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.