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New Law Partnership Focuses on Fraternities, Sororities and Student-Life Non-Profits
Timothy M. Burke, Sean P. Callan, John E. Christopher and Daniel J. McCarthy announced the establishment of Fraternal Law Partners, the nation’s only legal partnership dedicated to serving fraternities, sororities, student life organizations and their related educational and charitable foundations. The partnership builds upon 70 combined years of legal experience in fraternal law. Burke is a founding partner of Manley Burke, which has published the Fraternal Law newsletter for 30 years. Callan and Christopher, both former partners of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, have long-represented Greek organizations in all facets of their operations. McCarthy serves as the Editor of this newsletter and monitors the Greek National Anti-Hazing Hotline, which is sponsored by 37 national Greek organizations.
Fraternal Law Partners offers the most complete depth and breadth of legal services tailored to the issues confronting the Greek community. Services offered by the new firm include legal counsel on business matters – real estate and housing within Greek communities, corporate governance for fraternities, foundations and house corporations, employment issues, tax and grant-making – as well as risk management, anti-hazing education, crisis and incident management, litigation and other liability issues.
According to Callan, the partnership with Fraternal Law Partners was a natural extension of both his and Christopher’s experience. Both are frequent contributors to the Fraternal Law newsletter and other legal publications. They have also presented case studies, seminars and workshops at numerous legal conferences, including the Fraternal Law Conference, a leading legal conference for fraternities, sororities and their foundations.
“Our careers have been largely dedicated to the business law challenges and risk management issues facing for fraternities, sororities and their charitable foundations. We felt it was the right time to partner with Tim and Dan to dedicate ourselves solely more fully to the practice of law in this context,” Callan said.
Fraternal Law Partners will continue to publish the Fraternal Law newsletter, and will host the next Fraternal Law Conference on an annual basis beginning in the Fall of 2012.
About Fraternal Law Partners
Fraternal Law Partners is the only legal partnership dedicated to the legal issues impacting fraternities, sororities, student life organizations and their related educational and charitable foundations. The firm provides experienced legal counsel on business matters – real estate and housing, corporate governance, employment issues, tax and grant-making – as well as risk management, anti-hazing education, crisis and incident management, litigation and other liability issues. More information can be found at http://www.fraternallaw.com.
About Manley Burke
Manley Burke is a team of professionals who work together in select areas of the law to solve clients’ legal problems. Services the firm offers include advice and representation in a wide range of fields including real estate, corporate and business, local government, zoning and land use, eminent domain, constitutional and civil rights, labor and employment, personal injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability. More information can be found at www.manleyburke.com.