Zana Tomich supports religious and nonprofit organizations facing governance issues and other significant legal matters, frequently incorporating relevant experience in business law and banking law. Her expertise has been invaluable in several cases involving religious land use and zoning issues, including Lighthouse Community Church vs. City of Southfield, Michigan; the House Where Jesus Shines v. City of Bellemead, Texas; and Carlinville Southern Baptist Church v. City of Carlinville, Illinois.
She regularly counsels corporations, limited liability companies and nonprofit organizations in business planning, operational and contractual matters. Zana also has experience in advising churches and other nonprofit organizations in church mergers, disaffiliations, employment-related matters including FLSA compliance issues and disability accommodation requirements. She has successfully negotiated and drafted employment agreements, in addition to assisting employers in drafting and revising employment policies and handbooks.
A founding member of Dalton & Tomich, PLC, Zana is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude) and University of Michigan (B.A., with distinction). She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court – Eastern Division of Michigan, United States District Court – Western Division of Michigan, United States District Court – Northern Division of Illinois, United States Bankruptcy Court – Middle District of Florida.
Zana currently sits on the Henry Ford Health System Hospice Council of Advisors and Board of Directors of the East Michigan Chapter of the Risk Management Association. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, Turnaround Management Association and the Oakland County Bar Association. Zana has been named one of 20 Up & Coming Lawyers by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2011; a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers from 2010 – 2013; Top Women Attorneys in Michigan 2014, Hour Detroit; and is a Graduate of Leadership Detroit XXXII.