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Practice Areas


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 Attorneys

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, 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...

Gary M. Eby
“Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.” – Clarence Darrow

Mr. Eby's practice is concentrated in the area of Union side labor law in the public and private sector; involving all aspects of labor union representation including arbitrations and representation before state and federal courts and agencies. He also concentrates...

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...

Patrick K. Hogan
“The law is reason, free from passion.” – Borrowed from Aristotle

Patrick’s practices areas include business law, nonprofit law, probate, tax-exempt issues, charitable solicitation, and civil litigation. Patrick grew up in Cincinnati and is a graduate of St. Xavier High School. He graduated from Saint Louis University and became a stock...

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 and real estate law. Ilana earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University before attending law school at Indiana University Maurer...

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...

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,...

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...

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