Frederick W. Dreher: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Frederick W. Dreher

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1234

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Practice Areas

  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Insurance Law
  • Banking Law
  • Insurance
  • Public Finance
  • Reinsurance
  • Corporate Law
  • Finance
  • Securities
  • Corporate Finance
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1234
Fax: 215 689 2147
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, LL.B., 1965
Admitted1966, Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
BornBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, August 21, 1940

Frederick W. Dreher represents financial institutions, primarily insurance companies and banks, regarding securities law matters, raising capital publicly and privately, regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Dreher is a 1965 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1962 graduate of Princeton University and its Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Chair, Corporate Department, 1982-1998
- Of Counsel, 2007-present
- Partner, 1970-2006
- Associate, 1965-1970

Honors & Awards

• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Civic and Charitable Activities

•Commissioner, Lower Merion Township, 1971-1979
•President, Lower Merion High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, 1970-1988
•Deacon, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 1979-1982
•Directorship, Donegal Mutual Insurance Company, 1996-present
•Director, Bay View Capital Corporation, 2001-2006

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Raising Capital, Sensitive Disclosure Issues and Federal Securities Laws, ParenteBeard Hot Topics in Insurance Seminar, Paoli, Pennsylvania, September 19, 2012

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represented a publicly held insurance company in resolving a 10-year effort by a dissident stockholder seeking to acquire control of the company from its leadership. As part of the company's repurchase of the shares held by the dissident stockholder, he has agreed to refrain from any further attempt to control the company for 25 years.; Represented Donegal Financial Services Corporation in its acquisition of Union National Community Bank and its conversion from a federal savings bank to a state savings bank.; Formed and represent Healthcare Providers Insurance Exchange, a reciprocal insurance exchange and its accompanying attorney-in-fact that has become the third largest provider of medical professional liability insurance in Pennsylvania.; Served as principal outside counsel to Erie Insurance Exchange and Erie Indemnity Company for more than 25 years.; Represented REIT in 144A convertible senior note offering.; Represented NYSE-listed manufacturing and engineering company in its merger with PEM Holding Co., an affiliate of a New York private investment partnership.; Counsel to a publicly held real estate investment trust as issuer in its offering of trust preferred securities.; Counsel to a national bank and its various lending subsidiaries. Also represented them in federal securities law compliance and merger and acquisition matters.; Guided the liquidation of a New York Stock Exchange-traded bank holding company through a $3 billion purchase and assumption agreement with another bank, a $1 billion mortgage loan purchase by another bank and other selected asset sales.; The acquisition by Donegal Mutual Insurance Company of control of members of mutual property and casualty insurance company through the use of surplus notes followed by their ultimate demutualization.; The acquisition of control of Keefe Managers, Inc., from the Estate of Harry B. Keefe, Jr.; The implementation of a high vote and low vote two-class voting structure for Donegal Group Inc. in which both classes of stock became listed on the Nasdaq National Market System.

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Office Information

Frederick W. Dreher

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396


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