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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

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

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  • Daniel MacQueen Hanifin

    Before opening my own firm, i worked with Theo. He is a great resource to anyone in need of sound business and real estate representation. He is a first rate attorney!

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Contact info

Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees

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

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199804/02/2016
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 Magazine2015
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
Housing Authority of the County of ChesterMember of the Board of Commissioners2015 - Present
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
Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware CountiesMember2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Chester County Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Western Chester County Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2009 - 2014
Pennsylvania Bar Association LLC Standard Forms Task ForceMember2008 - 2009
Sadsbury Township Planning CommissionChairman2006 - 2010
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