Caroline C. Gorman

Co-Chair, Business

Caroline Gorman


Caroline Gorman focuses her practice on public finance and on all aspects of secured and unsecured financing, including construction and real estate loans, acquisition financing and asset-based financing. She regularly represents clients as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel related to tax-exempt financing for 501(c)(3) entities, governmental units and other entities. Caroline's practice involves structuring and completing project financings for the construction of major infrastructure improvements for nonprofit institutions. She also represents clients with respect to restructuring projects involving multinational enterprises and post-acquisition integration.

Caroline serves as a member of Stradley Ronon’s board of directors. Caroline also currently serves as co-chair of Stradley Ronon’s business department and co-chair of the finance and real estate practice group.

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Representative Matters

Caroline has represented:

  • governmental issuers and authorities, letter of credit providers, as well as underwriters and borrowers in dozens of tax-exempt financings
  • the developer and owner of a $100 million+ mixed-use project at 38th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia, involving several levels of equity investment, debt financing and New Markets Tax Credit financing
  • a multinational corporation in the successful post-acquisition integration and reorganization of global treasury operations, including project management of the efforts of three global law firms across two dozen countries and operating companies
  • a state-chartered bank in the concurrent transactions of its reorganization into a bank holding company structure, acquisition by merger of another bank holding company, and initial registration of its securities on Form S-1, to be issued in connection with both the reorganization and merger
  • a REIT in its sale of 16 non-core portfolio hotels to Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, LP, a subsidiary of Blackstone Group LP, for approximately $217 million
  • a manufacturer of high performance fibers and fiber coatings in connection with its $38 million sale to an affiliate of a private equity company
  • a publicly held company (Nasdaq) in the acquisition of another publicly held company using registered common stock and cash as the acquisition currency
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law
  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Stradley Ronon Hiring Committee
  • Board of Directors, Pan American Academy Charter School


Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Communication in the New Normal: Communicating Effectively in a Multi-Generational/Multi-Modal Workforce,” Association of Corporate Counsel’s Women Lawyers Summit
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  • Secured Finance Network, 40 Under 40
  • The M&A Advisor, Emerging Leader
  • The Secured Lender, Women in Secured Finance 
  • ABF Journal, Top Women in Asset-Based Lending
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In The Community

Caroline has impacted a number of organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region. Specifically, Caroline currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pan American Academy Charter School, a local bilingual charter school in North Philadelphia. Caroline also works with the Philadelphia Chapter of Back on My Feet, organizing events within Stradley to raise funds to serve the Back On My Feet community. In addition to her charitable activities, Caroline is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers and works with the Mount Saint Joseph Academy alumni board, previously serving on the board for six years.
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