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The Entrepreneur's Attorney

Emilee Gehling

Emilee Gehling

J.D., University of Iowa, 2007

   Journal of Corporate Law


B.A, University of Notre Dame, 2005

   Magna Cum Laude


Emilee Gehling works with business owners, professionals, and executives to handle business deals. She grew up in a family that discussed their family business around the dinner table. She knows the challenges businesses face, whether they are in start-up mode or in the third generation of owners. She thrives on negotiating deals for her clients and seeing the deals through closing.

In addition to offering counsel to business clients, Emilee finds her work in fertility law rewarding. She works with gestational surrogates, intended parents, and adoptive parents to help build their families. 

Emilee is admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Law Attorneys (AAARTA).

Emilee enjoys skiing, boating, and lakeside bonfires with her husband, Aaron, and four children. In the fall, Emilee cheers for her alma mater, the Fighting Irish. Directly after graduating law school at the University of Iowa, Emilee acted as Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate, before she chose to move back to the SIouxland area to work in the private practice of law. Emilee has been named as a SuperLawyers Great Plans Rising Star from 2013-2020 and is a Martindale AV rated attorney. Emilee was crowned Mrs. Iowa International 2019 and named one of Siouxland Magazine's Top 11 Under 40 in 2019. 

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Contact Emilee at 712-226-4601 or


The American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Law Attorneys (AAARTA) accepted Emilee Gehling as a Fellow in their organization in 2018. AAARTA is a credentialed, professional organization dedicated to the advancement of best legal practices in the area of assisted reproduction and to the protection of the interests of all parties, including the children, involved in assisted reproductive technology matters. Emilee is one of three AAARTA Fellows in Iowa and the only AAARTA Fellow in South Dakota and Nebraska. 

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