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Alexander Duie Pyle Latta

Alexander Duie Pyle Latta

also known as Duie Latta, A. Duie Latta

Practice areas:

Business, Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Estate Planning, Tax, Partnership

About Me

Duie is committed to exceptional client service, and he provides it with good judgment, common sense, and a practical approach to what his clients want.


 


Practice Areas:



  • Business

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Banking & Finance

  • Nonprofits and Charitable Organizations

  • Real Estate

  • Taxation


 


 


Closely Held and Family Businesses:


 


Duie represents clients in business transactions and corporate matters, with an emphasis on privately held and family businesses. His practice spans the business life cycle, from initial business planning and the formation of corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and other entities, to business sales, workouts, and windups. Duie also provides general representation in day-to-day business matters such as contract preparation, review, and negotiation. He frequently advises clients on shareholder, buy/sell, and other owner agreements, lending and finance, construction contracts, employment and non-compete agreements, and other business matters. Duie works with closely held business owners in their estate and succession planning, particularly as it relates to their businesses. He also represents non-profit organizations in their formation, governance, and application for federal and state tax exemptions.


Duie is on the Board of Directors of A. Duie Pyle, Inc., a 4th generation family business that was founded in 1924. A. Duie Pyle is a 2200-employee transportation and distribution company that provides trucking, warehouse, and other supply chain services through its system of 22 service centers and 7 warehouses located throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Duie has firsthand experience with Pyle’s Board of Directors, with its multi-generational business planning, and other issues unique to family-owned businesses. This enables him to advise clients on decisions involving a complex intersection of legal, business, and ownership risks and issues, and to do so from the vantage point of an attorney, business owner, and board member.


In 2014, Duie was one of only two attorneys in Pennsylvania selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising Stars in the practice area of Closely Held Business.


 


Mergers & Acquisition:


 


Duie regularly represents buyers and sellers of businesses and assets in merger and acquisition transactions for a variety of industries, including the manufacturing, services, transportation and distribution, technology, information management, food, and oil and gas industries. His experience includes preparing purchase agreements, counseling clients on confidentiality agreements, term sheets and letters of intent, and review of regulatory issues.


 


Real Estate:


 


Duie also represents clients in the lease, development, purchase, and sale of real estate. He regularly advises businesses that are planning to build their own facilities, helping them navigate the construction, financing, title, taxation, and numerous other issues accompanying real estate projects. His experience includes the review and negotiation of construction and architectural contracts for owners and contractors, and representing buyers and sellers in negotiating purchase agreements, ground leases, and development agreements. He provides tax planning advice on realty transfer tax, real estate tax exemption, and other tax matters. Duie also represents landlords and tenants in lease preparation and negotiation, including for commercial, office, industrial, and warehouse buildings, and shopping centers.


Duie serves on the Boards of several of his clients and other organizations, assisting them in strategic and governance matters.


 


Recent Representations:



  • Seller’s counsel in a multi-company sale of data resource companies servicing the environmental industry

  • Advised the Board and General Counsel of a family business in connection with its governance, succession, and estate planning, resulting in comprehensive reorganization and governance agreements that implemented a multi-generational succession plan

  • Represented majority shareholders of a regional professional services firm in their successful multi-million dollar buyout of a minority shareholder

  • Seller’s counsel to a national manufacturing and equipment rental company in completing a stock sale to a publicly traded strategic buyer

  • Part of a transaction team which represented non-profit §501(c)(3) corporations that support various state universities as the borrower in the finance and construction of university student housing facilities. Representations included the negotiation of leases, construction contracts, development and management agreements, real estate tax matters, and other issues associated with development of the 680+ and 260+ bed projects

  • Seller’s counsel to a privately-held Northeast and Mid-Atlantic records and information management provider which resulted in a successful asset sale and leasing transaction with a national strategic buyer

  • U.S. counsel to a multi-national, privately-held buyer in its strategic acquisition of refinery facilities

  • Represented property owner in negotiation and drafting of developer and architect agreements for a $50 million construction project

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Business: 25%
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Partnership: 5%
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Patrick Joseph Gallo Jr.

    Duie is an excellent attorney and true professional. Well-versed in business law, Duie is routinely relied upon by businesses with respect to complex transactions and day-to-day operations.

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    Patrick Gallo Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

MacElree Harvey Ltd.

17 West Miner Street
PO Box 660
West Chester, PA, 19382

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200708/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2012
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2011
Top LawyersMain Line Today Magazine2010
Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2010
Fred Kring Scholarship AwardFred Kring Scholarship2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMacElree Harvey, Ltd.2007 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
A. Duie Pyle, Inc.Board of Directors2013 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember, Intellectual Property law section2009 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember, International Law section2009 - Present
West Chester Food CupboardBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Swope Memorial Scholarship FoundationBoard Member2009 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember, Business Law section2007 - Present
Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource CenterChairman2007 - 2010
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Formed a nonprofit and obtained 501(c)(3) tax-exemptionThe organization obtained 501(c)(3) tax exemption

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Grove City CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Chester County Bar Association - 2010 Spring Bench BarContractor and Mechanics' Lien Law2010
HICPA - Suburban ContractorsHome Improvement Consumer Protection Act2009
Nonprofit OrganizationsNonprofit Law & 501c3 OrganizationsN/A
Industry GroupsPremarital AgreementsN/A
Industry GroupsContracts & Legal AgreementsN/A
Industry GroupsLLCs, Incorporation & limited liabilityN/A
Industry GroupsBusiness Law & Corporate LawN/A