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Are 'Unofficial' Events a Thing?

At the 2019 Grand Chapter meeting, Sean Callan of Fraternal Law Partners, presented a session regarding Chapter Events.

The difference between an official and an “unofficial” Phi Sigma Pi event may surprise you and could have a significant impact on your Chapter. So, is there such a thing as an “unofficial” event? Hear the answer from the law firm that is the only law practice dedicated to the issues impacting fraternities, sororities, student life organizations and their related charitable foundations.

If you have any questions following the presentation, please contact the National Office at riskmanagement@phisigmapi.org or 717-299-4710.

Sean Callan

Attorney, Fraternal Law Partners

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.


Presentation Recording
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Open to view video. Recording of Sean's presentation at the 2019 Grand Chapter Meeting in Orlando, FL.
Presentation Slides
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