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Denise Cingle Werkley

Business Attorney at West Chester, PA

5.0   3 reviews

About Denise

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I have experience in counseling small and large business and entrepreneurial clients with respect to various business issues, contract drafting, financing, real estate, and structuring, negotiation and closing complex acquisitions and divestitures. I have also developed a specialized practice in trademarks, copyrights and technology law, including software, Internet, and e-mail issues.


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Fun Facts: I enjoy speaking engagements and networking.  I am a Past President of the Board of Directors for the Women's Referral Network of Chester County which is an organization of over 250 professional women whose purpose is to work together to build each others businesses.  In 2010 I was honored by being named a Top Lawyer by Main Line Today magazine, a Lawyer on the Fast Track by the Pennsylvania Legal Intelligencer (a legal publication for lawyers) and a Superlawyer-Rising Star in Superlawyers Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine.

Licensed for 22 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Denise

Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees
17 W. Gay St.
West Chester, PA, 19381

Reviews

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Posted by Paula | May 30, 2010
I highly recommend Denise Cingle Werkley. She is a pleasure to work with and a trusted business advisor.
Having worked with Denise on behalf of a mutual client and having served with her on the Board of a non-profit organization, I had the opportunity to get to know her before I hired her. I was impressed by how quickly she responds, her clear thinking, and her ability to cut to the core of an issue. When I needed to review various business documents and policies, I turned to her. I was very pleased with the way she helped me see all sides of the issues, which, in turn, made it easy to make the decisions. She is truly a pleasure to work with and a key member of my advisory team.
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Posted by Linda | August 17, 2008
Linda S. Jassmond
Denise helped me with my LLC and in other areas of my business. She always got back to me almost immediately via phone or email. Denise knew what questions to ask and what to do. I was confident in her expertise and knew I was in good hands. Denise is an amazing lawyer and I'd highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2008
I would recommend Denise Werkley to ANYONE!
Denise is knowledgable, understanding of needs and expidites things quickly. I'd be lost without her quidance and expertise. The entire office is very friendly and helpful. No matter what your legal needs are she will come up with a quick and creative solution for all parties.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Unruh Turner Burke & Frees PC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Summer Associate
  • McQuaide, Blasko, Schwartz, Fleming & Faulkner, Inc.
  • 1999 - 1999

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry
  • Chair, Women in Business
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry
  • Member, Women in Business Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Future Leaders of West Chester
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Women's Referral Network of Chester County
  • President
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Women's Referral Network of Chester County
  • President-Elect
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Women's Referral Network of Chester County
  • Vice President
  • 2003 - 2005
  • YWCA of Greater West Chester
  • Vice President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2010
  • Lawyers on the Fast Track
  • Pennsylvania Legal Intelligencer
  • 2010
  • Business Woman of the Year
  • Women's Referral Network of Chester County
  • 2009
  • Chester County Leadership Connection
  • United Way/Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Workshop
  • Starting a Business
  • 2011
  • WRN Business Expo
  • Business Relationships
  • 2010
  • CareerCure
  • Business Basics
  • 2010
  • Stopping Litigation Before It Starts--Home Builders Seminar
  • New Home Construction Issues
  • 2008
  • PAR New Home Specialist Certification Course
  • Legal Aspects of New Home Construction
  • 2008
  • Community Professor
  • How to Form a Non-Profit
  • 2005
  • WRN Luncheon
  • Business Issues When Hiring
  • 2004
  • Is Your Technology Putting Your Business At Risk
  • Business and Technology Issues
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
Business Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Denise! I have referred clients to her on numerous occasions and she has handled all the matters flawlessly. Denise is involved in the community and committed to her clients!"
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Denise for many years and used to practice will her. Denise is a experienced and skilled Business attorney. I highly recommend her."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Denise has always impressed me not just with her knowledge of the law and competency, but also with her confidence, approachability and ability to speak to legal issues in plain english. She has a great work ethic and a head for business."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is smart, has a firm understanding of her practice areas, understands her clients' needs and knows how to get things done. She is highly regarded in the local legal community."
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Divorce and separation