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Given our decades of corporate experience, you can rest easy knowing that we can handle any issue that may arise.

Non-profit Organizations

Our attorneys represent a wide range of non-profit and tax exempt organizations including public charities, supporting organizations and private foundations


All business and personal financial advice from Manley Burke comes with sophisticated and personalized tax counseling on federal, state and local tax.  

Real Estate

Our real estate attorneys’ have broad expertise serving clients in areas including acquisition and disposition of real estate, zoning issues, leasing, landlord tenant issues, litigation of real estate related disputes, real estate valuation issues, and more.

Land use and zoning

We counsel clients on a wide variety of zoning and land use issues including re-zoning, residential and business development, easements and commercial and industrial development, eminent domain, site plan approval, variances, conditional uses, historic preservation, and more.

Constitutional Law and Civil Rights

We have successfully defended clients’ constitutional rights in freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, housing, excessive use of force, service animal ownership, participation in the Civil Service System, and more.

Local government

We advise governments on various matters including civil rights, contracts, employment, regulations, land use and zoning issues, public finance, and more.


Our litigators focus on business and real estate litigation, specifically including contract and commercial disputes, zoning and land use issues, real estate issues, landlord/tenant disputes, shareholder/member claims and corporate claims, and more.

Workers Comp and Social Security Disability Law

An attorney experienced in Ohio workers’ compensation law and Social Security Disability regulations can help ensure the filing or appeals process goes smoothly.

Employment and Labor law

We regularly represent employers in a variety of employment law matters include employment contracts, employment discrimination, wage and hour claims and negotiation and enforcement of employment contracts.  We also have a robust practice representing unions and their related entities.

Fraternal Organizations

Fraternal Law Partners (a division of Manley Burke) specializes in fraternal organizations. For more information on Fraternal Law Partners division, we invite you to visit:


Our Team

Big Law Talent; Small Law Agility

At Manley Burke, our attorneys are seasoned professionals here to listen to your legal concerns, then give you options. Our attorneys share your concern with the whole picture, not just the legal picture. Go ahead, meet our team and see for yourself.

Timothy M. Burke
"The role of a lawyer is to assist a client in obtaining justice."

Much of Timothy M. Burke's practice is devoted to local government law and the government decision-making process. His background prepared him for that. He spent four years in Cincinnati City Hall as Legislative Assistant to then Council member Jerry Springer...

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

Sean's practice areas include commercial real estate law, zoning and land use law, corporate law and litigation, including administrative hearings before planning commissions, boards of zoning appeals, and taxing authorities. Sean is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale.com, the highest possible peer...

John E. Christopher
"Justice delayed is justice denied." – William E. Gladstone

John E. Christopher is a partner at Manley Burke, LPA. He primarily practices in the areas of nonprofit organizations, business organizations, tax, and estate planning. John's tax focused education and his years of experience in working with a broad variety...

Micah E. Kamrass
“Do Justice, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly”

Micah’s practice focuses on higher education law, real estate law, and election/campaign finance law. In his higher education law practice, Micah serves as general counsel and special counsel to numerous international fraternities and sororities and their affiliated entities. In his...

Jacob W. Purcell

Jake Purcell's significant experience and reputation negotiating high-value transactions and company-on-the-line disputes is only part of what makes clients such devoted fans. Jake’s responsiveness and accessibility will make you feel like he’s right down the hall. And in many cases,...

Seth A. Schwartz
“In seeking a lawyer, you are looking for an advocate, an expert advisor on the law and on your rights and responsibilities, a strategist, a negotiator, and a litigator.” - Laura Wasser

Seth’s no-nonsense, direct approach has been most appreciated by his clients and has been proven to yield positive results. For multiple years, Seth has been named a Best Lawyer in Cincinnati. His practice focuses on civil litigation, including commercial, close-corporation, real...

Amy M. Hebbeler
“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” - Albert Einstein

Amy is an associate with Manley Burke, LPA. Her practice focuses on the issues specific to nonprofit and tax exempt organizations, in addition to corporate law, real estate law and estate planning. She is also a regular contributor to the...

Ilana L. Linder
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” -Elie Wiesel

Ilana is a Cincinnati native who joined Manley Burke as an associate in 2018. Her practice focuses on higher education, consumer protection law and general civil litigation. Ilana earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University before attending law school at...

George F. Moeller
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

Mr. Moeller's practice focuses exclusively on Ohio Workers Compensation and Social Security disability.  Mr. Moeller represents only claimants in both of these areas of law.

Jacklyn D. Olinger
“Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Jacklyn's practice areas include corporate, real estate and taxation. Jacklyn has experience with many of the issues specific to nonprofit and tax exempt organizations, including seeking and maintaining tax exempt status, corporate governance matters, grant-making and registration under state charitable...

Emily J. Couch

Emily is the newest associate to join the firm. Emily concentrates her practice on litigation. As an experienced litigator, Emily focuses on representing her clients both in and out of court. Her diverse practice areas include employment issues, real estate...

Jackie A. Stelmaszczyk
“Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means you don’t do it for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jackie Stelmaszczyk, serves as the investigator for Manley Burke. Jackie is a seasoned investigator with ten years of experience in student conduct and organization conduct, including working as a campus-based professional and fraternity headquarters staff member. Prior to Manley Burke,...

Alison C. Trianfo
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Abraham Lincoln

Ali Trianfo joins the legal team at Manley Burke after a career in local and state government relations, where she represented clients - particularly social service organizations - to legislative and administrative bodies. She will continue her work with nonprofits and...

Jeffrey C. Sun
“The process of democracy is one of change. Our laws are not frozen into immutable form, they are constantly in the process of revision in response to the needs of a changing society.” Thurgood Marshall

Jeff’s practice is in the area of higher education law. Jeff serves of Counsel at Manley Burke, and he is also Professor of Higher Education and Law, Distinguished University Scholar, and Director of the SKILLS Collaborative at the University of...

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