Barry Black | partner

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Barry Black is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer.  He represents religious institutions, municipalities, clergy and other litigants in a variety of issues ranging from governance, property and employment disputes to religious liberty other First Amendment claims.  He has extensive knowledge of and experience with administration and governance issues in religious organizations.  Mr. Black has represented religious organizations and associations of various faiths and denominations, and provided counsel to municipal and corporate clients on a wide array of matters connected with Religion Law.  He has counseled and represented both religious institutions and ministers on clergy-related issues, from parsonage and tax matters to intraorganizational disputes, in federal and state court as well as in mediation and arbitration.

A former litigation partner at a New York City law firm, Mr. Black’s clients have ranged from municipalities and banking institutions to corporations involved in international litigation.  Mr. Black is experienced in trial and appellate advocacy.

Mr. Black is the Religion Law columnist for the New York Law Journal.


Bar Admissions



  • English, Yiddish.  Proficient in Hebrew, working knowledge of Spanish.