Stephen D. Teaford: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Stephen D. Teaford

Of Counsel
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1220

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Practice Areas

  • Banking Law
  • Commercial Loans
  • Secured Lending
  • Public Finance
  • Private Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1220
Fax: 215 689 4450
Law SchoolYale Law School, J.D., 1969
Admitted1969, Pennsylvania; Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
- Business Law Section
-- Commercial Financial Services Committee
--- Loan Documentation Subcommittee
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
•Philadelphia Bar Association
- Business Law Section
-- Tax Exempt Finance Committee

BornDayton, Ohio, May 8, 1945

Stephen D. Teaford represents private and public corporations in commercial loan transactions, mergers and acquisitions, sales of notes under bond indentures, securitization transactions, licensing agreements, and other business transactions. He also provides advice in connection with the organization of new business entities.

He is a member of the Commercial Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and its Subcommittee on Loan Documentation. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Teaford is also a member of the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Business Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections of the Florida Bar Association.

He is a 1969 graduate of Yale Law School and a graduate of Harvard College.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Of Counsel, 2000-present
- Partner, 1979-2000
- Associate, 1969-1979

Honors & Awards

•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2016
• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Civic and Charitable Activities

•Appointed by Philadelphia Mayor Rendell to serve on the Mayor's Housing Partnership Council which is directed to establish a housing and community development strategy for Philadelphia to develop financing resources to support the development of affordable housing and to review the city's housing agencies and programs
•President and Director, Friends Rehabilitation Program, Inc., a non-profit developer and manager of affordable housing, 1985-2000

Selected Publications

• Homeownership for Low-Income Families: The Condominium, 21 HASTINGS L.J. (1970), reprinted in G. Sternlieb, Housing 1970-1971 (1972)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: $20,000,000 cross-border secured term loan for Finnish subsidiary of US manufacturing company, including an intercreditor agreement between US lender and Finnish bank providing for buyout of derivative swap contract.; Advised software firm on strategy for terminating ESOP ownership of firm through repurchase of ESOP interests with 5 year promissory notes.

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Office Information

Stephen D. Teaford

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396


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