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.

Latest News

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Jan

John Fiorillo Elected as Treasurer for Chester County Bar Association

John Fiorillo, a partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, has been elected to serve as Treasurer of the Chester County Bar Association effective January 1, 2018. John was a member of the Board of Directors for the Chester County Bar Association from 2012 through 2014 and again from 2016 to the present. John …

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Jan

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Announces the Naming of a New Partner, Kristen Ladd

Kristen Ladd has been with the firm since 2010 and is a valued and respected member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy and Litigation Departments. Kristen’s practice is focused primarily in representing institutional lenders, in both commercial and residential mortgage foreclosures, confessions of judgment, contract disputes, garnishments, replevin actions, levies, loan workout actions, …

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Nov

Laura Stavetski Sworn in to Chester County Bar

In a ceremony held Thursday, November, 2, 2017 before the bench of the Court of Common Pleas, Chester County, Unruh Turner Burke & Frees’ newest associate, Laura Stavetski, was sworn in to the Chester County Bar. William J. Burke, III, partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, sponsored her and …

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P.O. BOX 515
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-1371

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