Firm Overview

Fraternal Law Partners, a division of Manley Burke, LPA, was founded in 2012 by Timothy M. Burke, Sean P. Callan, and John E. Christopher. We are the only law practice dedicated to the legal issues impacting fraternities, sororities, student life organizations, and their related charitable foundations.

Fraternal Law Partners provides legal counsel on business matters – real estate and housing, corporate governance, employment issues, tax, grant-making, and fundraising and stewardship support – as well as risk management and hazing counsel, crisis and incident management, litigation and other liability issues.


Our Three Guiding Tenets

Commitment: Fraternal Law Partners is the only law practice to offer the entire scope of relevant legal services exclusively to Greek organizations and their foundations.

Experience: With 100 years of combined experience, Fraternal Law Partners is a law practice built by highly qualified, experienced professionals whose depth and breadth of industry knowledge are unmatched.

Leadership: Fraternal Law Partners publishes and disseminates the leading publication devoted to the legal issues fraternities face, the Fraternal Law Newsletter, and is also the host of the leading legal conference on these issues, the Fraternal Law Conference. Its partners regularly present at industry events such as conventions and leadership institutes