John E. Christopher
John E. Christopher is a Founding Partner of Fraternal Law Partners. He helps clients navigate the legal challenges of non-profit organizations, including seeking and maintaining tax-exempt status, corporate governance matters and grant-making. He also advises national fraternities and sororities, their chapters and their foundations on issues related to risk management and housing issues. He is a frequent contributor to the Fraternal Law Newsletter, a quarterly publication dedicated to the legal issues relevant to Greek life organizations. He has also presented at conventions and leadership institutes on issues related to taxes and tax exemption, corporate governance and other topics.
Christopher has been named an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star by Law and Politics Media and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for nonprofit organizations since 2007. He is a member of the Ohio State, Kentucky and American Bar Associations. He pledged Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity in 1985 and activated in the spring of 1986. An active member of the community, Christopher is also on the Board of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation, serves as the treasurer for Mariemont Pack 1 of the Cub Scouts of America, is part of the Foundation Advisory Network of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and has coached boys and girls youth sports for nearly a decade.
Christopher has been practicing law for 17 years. He earned his J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University (cum laude, 1993) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Florida (1994). He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky (B.A., 1990).