Barry Black | partner

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Barry_AW1_0118_06_finalBarry Black has practiced primarily in the fields of civil and criminal litigation, contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

Mr. Black has focused much of his law practice on religious institutions and clergy, from employment and governance issues to litigation, alternative dispute resolution and First Amendment advocacy.  He has extensive knowledge of and experience with administration and governance issues.  He has represented religious organizations and associations of various faiths and denominations, and provided counsel to municipal and corporate clients on matters connected with the First Amendment and Religion Law.  He has counseled and represented both religious institutions and ministers on clergy-related issues, from parsonage and tax matters to intraorganizational disputes.

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 post-verdict litigation.

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


Bar Admissions



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