Contact Information:

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

Phone: 610.692.1371
tclaypoole@utbf.com

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Theodore F. Claypoole

Theodore F. Claypoole is a shareholder and the Chair of the firm’s Business Practice Group. Theo represents businesses in all stages of development, including formation, financing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance, and in day-to-day general corporate matters. He advises clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential real estate, automotive, industrial/manufacturing, and financial services.

Theo is active in his community, presently serving as a board member of the Housing Authority of the County of Chester and as a member of the Historic Commission for West Brandywine Township.

Mr. Claypoole has been named a “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Today magazine, over multiple years, and he has also been recognized as a leading attorney by Suburban Life magazine. He has received the preeminent “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing superior legal ability as judged by his peers, and has been named a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Super Lawyers from 2010 through 2013 . Mr. Claypoole was named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” in 2010 by the Legal Intelligencer.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D. (1998)
  • Villanova University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation (2003)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1995)
    • B.A., Sociology
    • Minor, Philosophy
    • Member, Shippensburg Rugby Club

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1998)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2000)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2000)
  • United States Tax Court (2000)
  • United States Supreme Court (2002)

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Historical Committee Member
  • Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council
  • Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties
  • National Home Builders Association
    • Legal Action Committee Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Charitable Organizations Committee
    • LLC Standard Forms Task Force (2008-2009)
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Real Estate Section Assistant Editor for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Newsletter
  • Pennsylvania Builders Association
    • Bylaws Committee Member
  • Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member (2009 – 2014)
    • Government Affairs Committee

Martindale Hubbell Rating

  • AV Rated*

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. For more information, see http://www.martindale.com.

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17 West Gay Street
P.O. BOX 515
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-1371

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