Partners Kentra and Gamrath Join Burke, Warren, Boosting Firm’s Litigation and Real Estate Capacity



Contact: Julianne Holdsberg, Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.


The attorneys at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella welcome Christopher E. Kentra and Robert L. Gamrath III, who have joined the Firm as partners.

Chris Kentra’s trial and litigation practice focuses on complex commercial matters, construction, professional liability, and employment law. Rob Gamrath focuses his practice on real estate and land use matters. Prior to joining Burke, Warren, Kentra was a partner at Philadelphia-based Cozen O’Connor and Gamrath was a partner at Milwaukee-based Quarles & Brady.

Kentra has more than 25 years of experience serving public and private clients, experience that includes the resolution of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty claims, defense of actions against condominium and real estate developers, and disputes involving restrictive covenants. He has considerable experience counseling business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs on matters that include new venture formation and acquisitions, as well as taking action to protect trade secrets and related matters.

On moving his practice to the Firm, Kentra said, “Burke, Warren was a logical choice for me and my clients given its outstanding reputation in Chicago and the breadth of its comprehensive practice groups. The Firm’s recent aggressive recruitment of seasoned attorneys positions it for substantial growth and success in the future.”

Rob Gamrath serves the real estate and land use needs of corporate clients, institutional owners and operators of real estate, lenders, developers and builders, and real estate entrepreneurs.  His clients are engaged in retail, industrial and warehousing, office, hotel and hospitality, insurance and private equity, banking, senior housing, health care, data centers, and higher education. He frequently advises clients on zoning, subdivision and annexation rights, public incentives, development and construction contracts, public-private partnerships, condemnation, secured lending, and the purchase and sale of property.

“I have invested a couple of decades building a diverse commercial real estate and land use practice and I have been aware of the quality and depth of the real estate team at Burke, Warren for many years,” says Gamrath. “When the opportunity arose to join Burke, Warren, it was an easy choice that has provided immediate benefits to my clients.” 

Chris Kentra can be reached at 312/840-7112 or and Rob Gamrath can be reached at 312/840-7064 or

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