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, a partner of Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, primarily represents businesses, tax-exempt entities, lending institutions, and commercial and residential real estate developers and landlords. Mr. Claypoole is active in his community, presently serving as a member of the Historic Commission for West Brandywine Township and previously serving as Chairman of the Planning Commission for Sadsbury Township and as a member on the Township’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Committee, Act 209 Study Committee, and Zoning Ordinance Committee. From 2008 through 2009, Mr. Claypoole served as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association LLC Standard Forms Task Force and in that role, contributed to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s publication, Pennsylvania LLC Documents (William H. Clark, Jr., Ed., 2d ed. 2010, PBI Press).

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
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Charitable Organizations Committee
    • LLC Standard Forms Task Force (2008-2009)
      • Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council
  • Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties
  • Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member (2009 – Present)
    • Government Affairs Committee
      • Regional Planning Initiative 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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