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William J. Burke III

Real estate Attorney at West Chester, PA

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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.

Licensed for 38 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 10/01/2022

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Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees
17 W. Gay St.
West Chester, PA, 19381-0515
Unruh Turner Burke & Frees PC
Paoli Executive Green II
43 Leopard Road, Suite 103
Paoli, PA, 19301
Unruh Turner Burke & Frees PC
120 Gay Street
Phoenixville, PA, 19460-3538
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Unruh Turner Burke & Frees PC
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • New York University
  • LLM
  • 1988
  • Dickinson University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Dickinson College
  • B.A.
  • 1981

Associations

  • Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties
  • Solicitor
  • 2017 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2009
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Law Panel
  • Contracts and Booby Traps -- How to Avoid Legal Issues in CRE Brokerage
  • 2017
  • Real Estate
  • Pennsylvania Realty Transfer Tax
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Real estate Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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West Chester Real estate Lawyer William J. Burke III
William J. Burke III
Real estate Attorney
West Chester, PA
Licensed for 38 years