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Sean P. Callan
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Sean P. Callan “I love reading, writing, thinking, problem solving; I am blessed to work as a lawyer where these skills are required.”

Sean Callan is a Founding Partner of Fraternal Law Partners. He advises national fraternities and sororities, foundations and house corporations on a wide range of business issues, including corporate governance, real estate, grant-making, housing issues and tax-exempt issues. In addition, Callan offers national Greek organizations (and their chapters) risk management, anti-hazing, and crisis and incident management services. He is a regular contributor to the Fraternal Law Newsletter, a quarterly publication dedicated to the legal issues relevant to Greek organizations, as well as a frequent speaker on a variety of issues confronting the Greek industry including risk management, hazing and chapter housing.

Callan is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in both Real Estate Law and Land Use and Zoning Law, and is rated AV® Preeminent™ in Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America. He has more than 20 years of experience in the practice of law. He earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law (Order of the Coif, 1993) and graduated with honors while earning a B.A. from Dartmouth College (1990). He is a member of the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Ohio State and Kentucky Bar Associations. Callan is also a member of Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity.

Quick Facts


225 West Court Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202


Practice Areas:

Commercial Real Estate


Land Use and Zoning

Business Litigation

Non-profit and Tax Exempt Organizations

Eminent Domain

Real Estate Tax Appeals and Exemptions




United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Pro Hac Vice admissions in various Indiana counties

Pro Hac Vice admissions in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Missouri


1993, J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law (Order of the Coif)

1990, B.A., Dartmouth College (Graduated with honors)


Listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law


Listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Land Use and Zoning Law

Highest available peer review rating AV Preeminent™ by Martindale.com


Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America

Professional & Community Affiliations

hazingprevention.org – Board of Directors (2013 – present)


Hamilton County Republican Party

– Member, Central Committee (2006-2014, 2018-present)

– Member, Executive Committee (2011-2014)

Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, Cincinnati – Board of Directors, 2005-2009


Ohio Bar Association Mentor, 2013 – present


Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


Ohio State Bar Association


Kentucky Bar Association


Cincinnati Bar Association

Northern Kentucky Bar Association


Alpha Chi Alpha Fraternity – Member


Alpha Chi Alpha Alumni –Board Member


Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International – Member

Presentations & Publications

Housing Forum, Peachtree City, GA, March 25, 2018


Tax Law 2018, Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2018


Q&A With Experts, Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2018


Risk Management Board Presentation, Peachtree City, GA, March 12, 2018


Fraternity Recognition and Zoning, November 2, 2017


Non-binary Gender in a Binary System, Fraternal Law Newsletter, November 2017

Dartmouth College and the Town of Hanover, NH; a dystopian partnership, Fraternal Law Newsletter, September 2017


Fraud, Title IX, First Amendment: The Uncovered Risk within Greek Organizations, Indianapolis, IN, July 12, 2017


Zoning Issues for Closed Greek Houses, Fraternal Law Newsletter, May 2017


Federal District Court Blocks New Overtime Rule; Now what do we do?, Fraternal Law Newsletter, November 2016

Sunrise Session, Fraternal Law Conference, Cincinnati, OH, November 4, 2016


Board Boot Camp – Legal, Denver, CO, September, 2016


Profile – Dartmouth Alumni Magazine – July-August, 2016


Restricted or Unrestricted? That is the Question, Indianapolis, IN, August 23, 2016


Legal Update, Chicago, IL July, 2016