Robert L. Archie, Jr.
concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal finance, real estate and corporate law for non-profit corporations. He is a member of the National and Pennsylvania Associations of Bond Lawyers and a former chair of the Real Estate and Commercial Law sections of the National Bar Association. A member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Mr. Archie is a past chair of the Tax-Exempt Finance Committee of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and is a former member of the Section's exempt executive committee.
Mr. Archie represents cities, political subdivisions, school districts, municipal authorities and underwriters in connection with the issuance of variable and fixed-rate tax-exempt bonds and notes. He counsels clients who are providing goods and services to cities, political subdivisions and agencies, in their responses to request for proposals. In addition, his clients include non-profit corporations and limited partnerships engaged in the development and construction of housing facilities for persons of low- and moderate-income. The development projects he has been involved in range from housing cooperatives, condominiums, churches, supermarkets, charter schools, strip shopping malls, hospitals, convention centers and multifamily high-rise developments for the elderly. He has also acted as local and special counsel to lenders providing construction and permanent loans for development in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding counties.
A 1970 graduate of Howard University School of Law and Lincoln University, Mr. Archie has served as an adjunct professor at Temple University School of Law and was a board member of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, which provides financial assistance to cities of the first class in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of Lincoln University.
•Duane Morris LLP
•Atkinson & Archie, P.C., Philadelphia, PA
- Partner, 1976-1991
•Morgan Lewis LLP, Philadelphia, PA
- Associate, 1970-1975
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Moderator, Inner-City Commercial Development Opportunities and Funding, Philadelphia, April 16, 1998
•Panelist, Leveraging Your Diversity, Philadelphia, April 5, 2008
• Philadelphia Minority Partners Begin Networking Among Themselves, Amici Briefs, American Bar Association's National Conference of Minority Partners in Majority/Corporate Law Firms newsletter, Winter 1996
•Co-Author, How to Avoid Unnecessary Legal Setbacks on Your Tax Lien Transaction, Asset Securitization & Bulk Sale of Municipal Tax Liens: Strategies for Converting Your Municipal Tax Liens into Instant Revenue, seminar sponsored by the National Tax Lien Association, Boston, Massachusetts, March 26, 1997
Honors and Awards
•Named one of The Legal Intelligencer's Diverse Attorneys of the Year, 2011
•Named one of Philadelphia's Most Influential African Americans 2010 by The Tribune Newspaper
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Former Board Member of Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority
•Former Board Member, Universal Community Homes
•Board of Trustees of Lincoln University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
- Member, Executive Committee
-- Chair, Audit Committee
•Former Chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission