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Theodore F. Claypoole

Theodore F. Claypoole

Practice areas:

Business, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant

About Me

Theo Claypoole joined Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees in 2002 after serving high net-worth clients in a specialized accounting firm and then at a regional general practice law firm. At Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees, Theo focuses his practice on the representation of businesses, tax-exempt entities, real estate developers, commercial landlords, and financial institutions.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Business: 50%
    17 years
  2. Real Estate: 40%
    16 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    16 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Douglas L. Kaune

    Theo is an excellent attorney working in the corporate entity creation, business planning/succession and real estate areas of practice. Our practice areas compliment one another and have allowed us to work together on several occasions to assist clients with their overall planning goals. I highly recommend Theo's services and am confident that you will be pleased with the results.

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    Douglas Kaune Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees

17 West Gay Street
P.O. Box 515
West Chester, PA, 19381-0515

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199805/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice AreaMain Line Today Magazine2014
Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice AreaMain Line Today Magazine2013
Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Named a Top Lawyer in the Real Estate Practice AreaMain Line Today Magazine2012
Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice AreaMain Line Today Magazine2012
Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice AreaMain Line Today Magazine2011
Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Lawyer on the Fast TrackThe Legal Intelligencer2010
Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice AreaMain Line Today Magazine2010
Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
AV Rated Attorney, 2010. Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 4.5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell -- awarded by peer review, for the highest standards of professional skill and ethics.2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerUnruh, Turner, Burke & Frees2002 - Present
AssociateRyan, Emory & Ryan, LLP1999 - 2002
Tax AssociateJoseph W. Roskos & Co.1998 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
West Brandywine Township Historical CommissionMember2010 - Present
Western Chester County Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Charitable Organizations CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment CouncilMember2009 - Present
Western Chester County Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2009 - 2014
Pennsylvania Bar Association LLC Standard Forms Task ForceMember2008 - 2009
Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware CountiesMember2007 - Present
Sadsbury Township Planning CommissionChairman2006 - 2010
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Chester County Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2002 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationContributor to Pennsylvania LLC Documents (William H. Clark, Jr., ed., 2d ed. 2010, PBI Press)2010
Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law NewsletterAssistant Editor for the Real Property SectionN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2003
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Shippensburg University of PennsylvaniaSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995