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John E. Christopher - Cincinnati, OH

225 West Court Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Updated: 07/13/2012

Cincinnati Nonprofit Organizations Lawyer


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 of nonprofit organizations (both charities and non-charities) allow him to provide focused, relevant and usable legal advice to his nonprofit clients in all phases of their operations, from creation and start up through termination...

About John E. Christopher

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Business Organizations
  • Tax
  • Estate Planning


Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1994
  • Ohio, 1995
  • U.S. Tax Court

Other Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hyde Park Community Methodist Church (Board of Trustees )
  • St. Aloysius Orphanage (Board of Trustees)
  • Foundation Advisory Network of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Past Positions

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Partner


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky, 1993
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1994
    Major: Taxation
  • University of Kentucky, Kentucky, 1990


Published Works

  • Legislative and Political Activities of Charities, Southwestern Ohio Tax Institute, December, 2006
  • Legal Developments Affecting Non-Profits, BKD Strategic Planning for Not-for-Profits, November, 2006
  • ABC's of Nonprofits, No Brown Bag Series, Cincinnati Bar Association, November, 2006
  • Charity Reform and Giving Incentives in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 General Highlights, August, 2006
  • Giving Incentives and Charity Reform in the Pension Protection Act of 2006, August, 2006
  • Loss of Exemption Under Group Ruling Requires Full Re-Application, January 6, 2010

Office Information


225 West Court Street Cincinnati, OH 45202


Other Sources of Feedback About John E. Christopher

Included on the 2007 Ohio list

Past Lists

  • 2006 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Ohio Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John E. Christopher on Super Lawyers


  • Named Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star by Law and Politics Media, 2005 - 2007
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Non-Profit/Charities Law, 2007 - 2008

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