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Emilee Boyle Gehling

Sioux City and Sioux Falls Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer

Emilee Boyle Gehling is a shareholder of the firm; she makes deals happen. When companies and professionals need their deals to come together, they turn to Emilee to anticipate and meet legal needs, clear roadblocks, and complete the transaction. She helps her clients manage employee issues, navigate real estate deals, and acquire or divest business interests, assets, or property.

Emilee was inspired to become an attorney reading legal novels in junior high.  When a lawyer and mentor told her “Law school is your ticket to anywhere,” it solidified her plans to become a lawyer. She found the statement true, as it took her from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. as counsel to the Judiciary Committee to a practicing Iowa attorney.

Emilee had a business mindset starting at an early age. Growing up discussing her family business around the dinner table instilled in her a broad understanding of the work that goes into running a successful business. She brings those skills and background to every client matter.

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“Working in the family business from an early age, I appreciated what it takes to run a business, manage employees, and deal with government regulation in a heavily regulated industry. I love being a lawyer because I enjoy providing practical legal counseling and insight to businesses and professionals, guiding them through deals and navigating tricky situations,” says Emilee.

Emilee is married and has three children. She spends her free time with her family skiing and boating. A fun fact about Emilee is that she enjoys making baby quilts for her kids, nieces, and nephews.

LICENSED IN: Iowa and South Dakota.

University of Iowa College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2007

  • Accelerated Program

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minor in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Magna Cum Laude, 2005

  • Dean’s List 2002, 2003, 2004

U.S. Senate International Narcotics Control Caucus:  Washington, D.C.

Counsel, Jan. 2008-July 2009

  • Researched, arranged hearings, acted as counsel to co-chairman on caucus to advise on drug policy, laws and legislation

Fitzgerald, Schorr, Barmettler & Brennan Law Firm:  Omaha, NE

Clerk, June – July 2007

  • Researched, wrote memos and pleadings

Federal District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett:  Sioux City, IA

Intern,  May 2007

  • Researched, drafted short opinions, recorded minutes

Meardon, Sueppel, & Downer Law Firm:  Iowa City, IA

Clerk, May 2006-December 2007

  • Researched, wrote memos and pleadings
  • State:  Iowa and South Dakota. 

American Bar Association, including the following sections:

  • Young Lawyers Division
  • Business Law Section
  • Young Lawyers Division Business Law Vice Chair, 2014-2015
  • Labor and Employment Section
  • Family Law Section, Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee

Iowa State Bar Association, including the following sections:

  • Business Law Section, Corporations (For Profit and Professional) Sub-Committee
  • Labor and Employment Section, Co-Chair Spring Newsletter 2011

Articles & Presentations

  • “Why Your Attorney’s Head is in The Cloud”, CIO Story, June 2015
  • “Top 5 Mistakes When Using Social Media to Recruit”, ECI, May 2015
  • “Top 5 Mistakes When Using Social Media to Recruit”, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference, 2014
  • ”Partners in Pumps: Women on the Partnership Track”, American Bar Association Publication 2013; Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys Fall 2013/Winter 2014 Newsletter
  • My Space or Your Space: Employee Privacy in Social Media, Iowa State Bar Association Labor & Employment Newsletter 2011
  • Hiring, Firing, & Issues in Between, South Sioux City Chamber Lunch & Learn, 2014
  • Patent Protection and Affordable Care Act, Cain & Ellsworth Healthcare Reform Presentation, 2013
  • Strategic Planning, Rotary District Conference, 2012
  • Hiring & Firing in the Current Economy, Fundamentals of Employment Law, 2010


Martindale-Hubbel AV-Rated  Preeminent