Our Team

Adam Gurney
Managing Partner

Adam Gurney is a Chicago attorney who focuses primarily on real estate and business law. In real estate, Mr. Gurney has experience representing buyers and sellers, lessors and lessees, in all phases of real estate transactions. He also handles disputes arising under landlord-tenant law, condominium law, foreclosures, and disputes involving the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act. In business, Mr. Gurney provides counsel to start-up businesses in formation and transactions such as the formation of LLCs, LLPs, and S-Corporations, and the structuring of partnership agreements, employment agreements, and business contracts of all sorts. Mr. Gurney remains directly involved in every case that he handles, and his clients know that they can reach him directly - day or night - whenever they need to.

Joe Busnengo
Attorney At Law

Joe Busnengo is a Chicago attorney practicing in the areas of probate, family law, and estate planning. While a student at Northwestern University School of Law, he gained experience with family law as an extern at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and with probate and estate planning as a clerk at Prather Ebner LLP. Since graduating and being admitted to the bar in 2013, he has represented clients in adoption, divorce, and estate planning matters through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and Wills for Heroes. He is currently a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations and serves as co-chair of the CBA YLS Public Outreach—Wills for Heroes subcommittee.

Samantha Underwood
Paralegal | Short Sale Specialist

Samantha assists the attorneys of Miles & Gurney in all legal matters. Samantha is well-versed in the process of purchasing and selling property and is able to work with all parties to the transaction in doing whatever is necessary to complete matters as efficiently as possible, including the preparation of numerous different types of legal documents. Most importantly, Samantha has assisted hundreds of clients and is able to provide the necessary support to help guide clients through the legal process, making sure that all of the clients’ questions and concerns are addressed in timely fashion. She assists from the start of a contract all the way through closing, and beyond. Samantha graduated from Oakton Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts.

Aaron McKerry
Attorney At Law

Aaron McKerry is an Arizona native who moved to Chicago in 2005. He attended Arizona State University and earned his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Prior to law school, Mr. McKerry gained valuable experience working as a paralegal at a real estate law firm. Shortly after receiving his law license, Mr. McKerry started his own real estate law practice. He has a diverse real estate background, representing both buyers and sellers in the acquisition, sale, development, leasing and financing of residential real estate projects. With his broad expertise, he has the negotiation and advocacy skills needed to close any real estate transaction. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and The Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association.

Emma Franklin
Paralegal & Short Sale Specialist

Emma assists the attorneys in all legal matters. Emma has over seven years of hands-on real estate experience and can assist in the process of purchases, sales, short sales, and assuring that each party has a smooth experience every step of the way. Emma will be glad to complete one-on-one phone consults, review and complete legal documents, answer emails quickly, and professionally represent our clients' in their important real estate transactions. Emma has a Bachelors in Communications from Moody Bible Institute and a Masters in Counseling from DePaul University.