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Alexander Duie Pyle Latta

Business Attorney at West Chester, PA

5.0   1 review

also known as Duie Latta, A. Duie Latta

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Alexander

Learn Alexander’s areas of practice.

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
  • Nonprofits and Charitable Organizations
  • Real Estate


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.

For several years, Duie has been 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


Clarion Law, LLC
211 N. Walnut St
1st Floor
West Chester, PA, 19380

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Posted by Charles | October 9, 2009
Objective based and intuitive advisor
I wholeheartedly and without any reservation recommend Duie for a variety of legal matters. I have consulted with him on numerous subjects and have always found his advice to be thoughtful, reasonable, and honest. If he does not know the answers, he will research and consult with his peers to provide accurate advice.


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Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Clarion Law, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • 2007 - 2016


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Grove City College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Formed a nonprofit and obtained 501(c)(3) tax-exemption
  • The organization obtained 501(c)(3) tax exemption


  • A. Duie Pyle, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Swope Memorial Scholarship Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law section
  • 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • West Chester Food Cupboard
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyers
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2010
  • Fred Kring Scholarship Award
  • Fred Kring Scholarship
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chester County Bar Association - 2010 Spring Bench Bar
  • Contractor and Mechanics' Lien Law
  • 2010
  • HICPA - Suburban Contractors
  • Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act
  • 2009
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nonprofit Law & 501c3 Organizations
  • N/A
  • Industry Groups
  • Premarital Agreements
  • N/A
  • Industry Groups
  • Contracts & Legal Agreements
  • N/A
  • Industry Groups
  • LLCs, Incorporation & limited liability
  • N/A
  • Industry Groups
  • Business Law & Corporate Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Alexander
Unknown Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Duie is a bright, detail oriented and hard working. He also approaches his representation from a very practical perspective. You couldn't have a better lawyer working for your business and your family."
Business Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have practiced law with Duie for over five years. I regularly refer clients to Duie to handle business and contract matters. Universally, clients have been impressed with Duie's work and professionalism. Duie is a fine lawyer and truly cares about his clients and their businesses. I highly recommend Duie!"
West Chester Business Lawyer Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
Business Attorney
West Chester, PA
Licensed for 16 years