Theodore F. Claypoole

Theodore F. Claypoole

Theodore F. Claypoole

  • Business and Tax Attorney
  • David M. Frees III
  • 17 W. Gay St. P.O. Box 515 West Chester, PA 19381
  • (610) 933-8069
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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Transactions and Business Organizations
  • Land Use and Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations


  • 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


  • 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)


  • Chester County Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties
    • Education Committee
  • Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
    • Regional Planning Committee

Mr. 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. He focuses his practice on the representation of commercial and residential sellers, purchasers and developers of real estate, businesses and tax-exempt entities, including land development and construction companies, commercial landlords, and new or existing small to mid-size businesses. Mr Claypoole is active in his community, presently serving as Chairman of the Planning Commission for Sadsbury Township.