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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UTBF Collects School Supplies for Children in Need

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees participated in a Back to School Drive to collect and provide new school supplies for children who could not otherwise afford them. The items donated will benefit the children of clients of the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County (“CVC”). The CVC, acts as liaison to distribute the school …

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Jul

Every Partner at UTBF Named a Top Lawyer by Main Line Today Magazine

For the second year in a row, every partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees was named to the 2019 “Top Lawyers” list by Main Line Today magazine. Attorneys are nominated by their peers and vetted through the magazine’s editorial process. Sixteen attorneys at the firm, including all partners, were named to the list in …

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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
Paoli, PA
43 Leopard Road, Building II
Suite 103
Paoli, PA 19301
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