David Frees

Contact Information:

120 Gay Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Phone: 610.933.8069
dfrees@utbf.com

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David M. Frees, III

Mr. Frees heads the Firm’s Trust, Estate and Wealth Preservation Section, and Co-chairs the Elder Law Solutions section of the Firm. Mr. Frees serves, or has served, on the boards of multiple trust companies and trust committees. He has appeared on National Public Radio (NPR), and is a frequent speaker in the areas of trust and estate planning and administration and communication and presentation skills. Mr. Frees has been awarded the designation of Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Philadelphia Magazine in multiple years (by Super Lawyers©, a Thomson Reuters Company). Mr. Frees was named as a “Top Lawyer” in Trusts, Wills and Estates by Main Line Today Magazine.

 

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Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. (1985)
    • magna cum laude
  • Dickinson College (1982)
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1985)
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey (1985)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Chester County Community Foundation
    • Past Chair, Past Board of Directors
  • Phoenixville Hospital
    • Past Board of Directors
  • Phoenixville Federal Bank and Trust
    • Past Board of Directors
    • Trust and Audit Committee
  • Sterling Trust
    • Board of Directors

Presentations and Publications

  • Author, The Language of Parenting: Building Great Family Relationships At All Ages
  • Author, Einstein’s Business
  • Author, Dream Inc.
  • Instructor, Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxation of Trust Seminar for the American Society of Financial Planners at The American College
  • Presenter and Instructor, private seminar by NBI, American Bar Association, Chester County Bar Association, to instruct attorneys, executors and administrators in fiduciary obligations
  • Instructor, Estate Administration and Estate Planning programs for lawyers (CLE), Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Author, Persuasion to Influence
  • Author, The Language of Parenting (Kindle Edition)

Martindale Hubbell Rating

  • BV Rated*

 

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David M. Frees, III

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Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is honored to have fourteen attorneys named to Main Line Today’s “2022 Top Lawyers” list. Each year Main Line Today publishes a list of “Top Lawyers” in the region. Attorneys are nominated by their peers and vetted through the magazine’s editorial process. Main Line Today is a regional magazine focusing …

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West Chester, PA
17 West Gay Street
P.O. BOX 515
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-1371
Phoenixville, PA
120 Gay Street
P.O. Box 289
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-8069