Emma Gormley concentrates her practice on commercial real estate. She has worked with and supported clients on a wide range of matters including acquisitions and sales, lease negotiations, financing, and development projects. Emma is a versatile attorney who is comfortable with complexity, and she approaches each matter with the same thoughtfulness and practicality.

  • Experience

    • Assisted a real estate company in its $33 million acquisition of a commercial office building.
    • Served on a team representing a national company in the office-leasing business in a financing transaction secured by mortgages on 17 parcels of real property spanning 12 states.
    • Assisted a national accounts receivable management company with its lease of commercial office space.
  • Credentials


    • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude
      Order of the Coif
      Indiana Law Journal, Notes & Comments Editor
      CALI Awards for Excellence in Legal Research & Writing I and II, The Legal Profession, and Labor Law
    • University of Chicago, B.A., Political Science, 2012, with honors
      Women’s Athletic Association

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
          • Insights

            News Release

            Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust on Three Year-End Acquisitions

            Schiff Hardin LLP advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the recent completion of three bank and financial institution acquisitions.

            News Release

            Schiff Hardin Represents Central Steel in Acquisition by Ryerson

            Schiff is representing Central Steel & Wire Company, a leading metal service center with a strong reputation as a valued supply chain partner.

            News Release

            Schiff Represents Pillars in Merger to Create New Innovative Organization: Pillars Community Health

            Schiff Hardin LLP represented Pillars in its merger with Community Nurse Health Center, effective January 1, 2018.


            Take No Chances with Regulatory Takings: Three Tips in the Wake of Murr v. Wisconsin

            The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent property rights decision in Murr v. Wisconsin demonstrates the importance of real estate developers and landowners understanding legal nuances affecting their property rights and taking steps to protect themselves from unnecessary losses.


            • “Indiana’s Texting While Driving Ban: Why Isn’t It Working and How Can It Be Better?” Indiana Law Journal Supplement (Vol. 91, 2016)