Kahiga A. Tiagha

Contact Information
Founder and Manager
Tiagha and Associates, Ltd.
1524 Delancey Street 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States
Phone Number: 
(215) 543 - 7970
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On January 1, 2013, Kahiga A. Tiagha launched Tiagha & Associates, Ltd., the successor firm of Gonzales Tiagha formed in June 2009. Mr. Tiagha manages the firm. Mr. Tiagha focuses his practice on business, investment and real estate transactions matters, domestic and overseas.

In June 2010 and 2013, Mr. Tiagha was selected by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star for his work as a business/corporate lawyer. Prior to forming Gonzales Tiagha, 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 included 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, and in the private placement of securities. He also has experience in gaming industry law.

Mr. Tiagha earned his law degree from The George Washington University Law School where he received the J.B. and Maurice Shapiro Public Service Internship Award. 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.

Most recently, Mr. Tiagha was appointed Chair of the Legal and Immigration Committee of the Mayor’s Commission of African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs. He also serves 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. 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 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. He is admitted to the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for The Third Circuit.