Robert Gamrath is a partner at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Robert represents large corporations, institutional owners and operators of real estate, lenders, developers and builders, and real estate entrepreneurs in transactional real estate and land use matters. His clients come from a multitude of industries including 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 and the preparation and presentation of entitlement cases; the availability and applicability of public incentives; the structure and terms of the purchase and sale of improved and unimproved real property; the terms and provisions of development agreements and construction contracts; the structure and terms of private development controls such as covenants, conditions and restrictions, reciprocal easement agreements, and declaration of condominium; the terms and provisions of construction, development and acquisition loans and other secured lending; the structure and terms of joint venture agreements; condemnation and inverse condemnation rights; and public private partnerships.


Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2010–present: Real Estate Law)
  • Selected as an Illinois Leading Lawyer - Leading Lawyers Network® (2007–present; Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation; Real Estate: Commercial)
  • Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers by Illinois Super Lawyers® (2007–2011)
  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers® (2006–present: Real Estate)
  • Selected as one of Law Bulletin's 40 Illinois Attorneys under Forty to Watch (2005)


  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)
  • Lambda Alpha International, Ely (Chicago) Chapter (Board Member, 2010-Present; President, 2017)
  • Lambda Alpha International, Regional Vice President, Central North America
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • American Bar Association (Illinois Delegate to Young Lawyers Division Assembly, 2001, 2003; Section of State and Local Governmental Law; Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Assembly Member, 2005-2010; Young Lawyers Division Council, 1997-2005; Chairman, 2004-2005; Peer Mediation, Children’s Assistance Program and Chicago School Partners Subcommittees; Tomorrow’s Leaders of the Profession Program, 1999; Moot Court Judge, National Moot Court Regional, 1999; Local Government Law Section; Real Property Section)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Real Property Law Committee; Local Government Law Committee)
  • Embrace Living Communities Corporate Board of Directors (Member)




  • Illinois 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business (Certificate of Executive Management, 2013)

John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1994); Staff Editor, The John Marshall Law Journal (1993)

Indiana University, (B.S. Business, 1991)

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