Contact Information:

P.O. Box 515
West Chester, PA 19381-0515

Phone: 610.692.1371
wburke@utbf.com

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William J. Burke, III

William J. Burke, III is a founding member of Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, and has been practicing law in Chester County for over thirty years. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of real estate, corporate and business acquisitions, taxation and general business representation of closely held companies, and IRS § 1031 exchanges. Mr. Burke represents privately held commercial and residential real estate developers and real estate entrepreneurs in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing and development of commercial properties and land intended for residential, commercial or retail development. This includes structuring and creating residential and commercial condominiums and planned communities. In addition, he represents financial institutions as well as borrowers in connection with the documentation and closing of construction, acquisition and other financing.

Mr. Burke has been named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in Philadelphia Magazine over multiple years and he has consistently been named as a “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Today Magazine. He has received the preeminent “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell, recognizing superior legal ability as judged by his peers.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D. (1984)
    • Member, Woolsack Honor Society
  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation (1988)
  • Dickinson College (1981)
    • B.A., Philosophy, cum laude

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1984)

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Martindale Hubbell Rating

  • AV Rated*

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. For more information, see http://www.martindale.com.

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William J. Burke, III Participates on Panel at CII Council Presentation

On May 17, 2017  William Burke participated as one of a panel of three experienced Chester County real estate lawyers in a presentation entitled “Contracts and Booby Traps – How to Avoid Legal Issues in CRE Brokerage” for  members of the CII Council (Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council).  The …

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