Desk: Africa, Middle East
On January 1, 2013, Kahiga A. Tiagha launched Tiagha & Associates. Mr. Tiagha focuses his practice on business, investment and real estate transactions matters, domestic and overseas.
In June 2010, 2013 and 2014, Mr. Tiagha was selected by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star for his work as a business/corporate lawyer. Prior to forming the law firm, Mr. Tiagha ran TKC Group, a business consulting firm that advised clients on risk management, developing and executing business growth strategies and securing financing for various corporate and real estate transactions. Mr. Tiagha was an associate in the Business and Finance departments of Ballard Spahr, LLP and Kleinbard Bell & Brecker, LLP. His practice includes representation of businesses in connection with formation issues, the negotiation and preparation of commercial agreements, in the sale and purchase of businesses, structuring of joint ventures and other strategic alliances.
Mr. Tiagha earned his law degree from The George Washington University Law School where, as a first year, he received the J.B. and Maurice Shapiro Public Service Internship Award, which assisted his clerkship with the Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia. He graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with a degree in International Relations and Politics with French (B.A. Hons.). He spent a year at L’Université Pierre Mendès-France in Grenoble, France where he received le Diplôme D’Administration et Politique Internationale (Diplôme API). Mr. Tiagha is fluent in French.
Mr. Tiagha is committed to community service. Most recently, Mr. Tiagha was appointed to the Board of Directors of the African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE, the leading advocate for minority owned business in the Delaware Valley and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Mr. Tiagha also currently serves on the board of trustees of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, which provides affordable back-office resources to charitable projects without their own non-profit status, or existing organizations that seek to increase management capacity while trimming costs on insurance and back office expenses. Mr. Tiagha is a Trustee of the Center of Black Culture and International Understanding, an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the archival material and advancing research on the culture of the Black Diaspora. He also serves as Chair of the Legal Committee of the Mayor’s Commission of African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs. Most recently, he served on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP), a nonprofit corporation that creates opportunities for individuals and family members to effectively respond to the challenges of mental health conditions. He served as Treasurer to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s first term mayoral campaign in 2006-2007.
Mr. Tiagha is a proud member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for The Third Circuit.