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Theodore F. Claypoole

Business Attorney at West Chester, PA

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About Theodore

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3
Practice areas
  1. Business
    50%
    I represent new and existing for-profit and non-profit small to mid-size corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. These services may include choosing and forming the proper entity for the business, applying for tax-exempt status, drafting of buy-sell documents, drafing of commercial contracts and dissolving entites when they cease to do business.

    24 years

  2. Real estate
    40%
    I represent new and existing residential and commercial real estate developers and construction contractors. These services may include drafting of agreements of sale, reviewing title insurance and other due diligence material and drafting of construction contracts.

    23 years

  3. Landlord or tenant
    10%
    I represent commercial landlords and tenants. These services may include drafting and negotiation of commercial leases and amendments.

    23 years

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.

Licensed for 24 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/01/2022

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Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees
17 West Gay Street
P.O. Box 515
West Chester, PA, 19381-0515

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate
  • Ryan, Emory & Ryan, LLP
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Tax Associate
  • Joseph W. Roskos & Co.
  • 1998 - 1999

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Housing Authority of the County of Chester
  • Member of the Board of Commissioners
  • 2015 - Present
  • West Brandywine Township Historical Commission
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Charitable Organizations Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association LLC Standard Forms Task Force
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Sadsbury Township Planning Commission
  • Chairman
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice Area
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2015
  • Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice Area
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice Area
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice Area
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Named a Top Lawyer in the Real Estate Practice Area
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice Area
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Rated Attorney, 2010. Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 4.5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell -- awarded by peer review, for the highest standards of professional skill and ethics.
  • 2010
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Named a Top Lawyer in the Business Practice Area
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2010
  • Lawyer on the Fast Track
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Contributor 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 Newsletter
  • Assistant Editor for the Real Property Section
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Business Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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West Chester Business Lawyer Theodore F. Claypoole
Theodore F. Claypoole
Business Attorney
West Chester, PA
Licensed for 24 years