Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce its expansion into the Pennsylvania market with the additions of partners Timothy B. Anderson and Chad Kaffer to the firm’s Corporate and Business Department. Mr. Anderson joins the firm in Philadelphia and Mr. Kaffer joins in Pittsburgh.
“We are excited to widen our capabilities into Pennsylvania with the additions of Tim and Chad to Taylor English,” said Joe English, a founding partner of Taylor English. “Their breadth of experience advising clients in complex matters will undoubtably strengthen the firm and give us the opportunity to provide counsel to a new market with growing needs. Tim and Chad will be a valuable asset to our clients. We look forward to collaborating with them and welcome them to the firm.”
Anderson brings more than 20 years of experience to Taylor English, where his practice focuses on public finance and other economic development matters, including tax-exempt and taxable bond issues in both public and private placements. Throughout his career, he has held many roles, including serving as bond counsel, underwriter and placement agent counsel, issuer counsel and developer counsel.
He has represented school districts, townships and other municipalities throughout Pennsylvania, in addition to health care facilities, manufacturing and commercial facilities, broadband entities, private education entities and universities in both public and private placements and public-private partnerships throughout the United States. Anderson also has extensive experience counseling Native American tribes on economic development issues, including issues relating to sovereignty.
Anderson earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University, law degree from Vermont Law School and Master of Law degree in tax from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.
Kaffer brings 17 years of legal experience to Taylor English, with a focus on business, real estate, and commercial law. Having worked in general civil litigation, appellate litigation and transactional law, Kaffer’s broad range of experience allows him to develop comprehensive strategies to protect his clients’ businesses in numerous different legal fields, guiding businesses from their initial formation to hiring, employee management, drafting and negotiating agreements and leases, handling land acquisition, and solving disputes both through negotiation and aggressive civil litigation.
Throughout his career, Kaffer gained experience working with commercial businesses, lenders, real estate brokerages, investors, developers and construction companies. He also has extensive administrative law experience and has appeared before the Industrial Commission, Labor Board, Registrar of Contractors, Department of Real Estate and Board of Appraisal, and he has also worked with the EEO, ADA and FHA.
In addition to his work in court, Kaffer is trained in alternative dispute resolution and regularly mediates or arbitrates disputes. He is a talented communicator who engaged in competitive public speaking and debate while at university and law school. Kaffer’s arbitration and communication skills help him protect his clients and advance their interests in negotiations.
Kaffer earned his undergraduate degree from McKendree University and his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.