Erica Ruggieri

Associate Chicago


Erica is a member of the Real Estate practice group in Taft’s Chicago office. She focuses her practice on representing clients in transactions related to the acquisition, disposition, leasing, development, and financing of commercial real estate.

Erica earned her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While in law school, she served as lead articles editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. Prior to joining Taft, Erica was an associate at a national law firm where she represented financial institutions in single-lender and syndicated, multi-lender commercial real estate financing transactions, including construction and permanent financing projects across a variety of asset classes.

Erica is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Real Estate Finance Forum (REFF).


  • Honoree, Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Real Estate: Business 

    (2018 - present)

All Service Areas


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (2014)

    cum laude

  • Fairfield University (2010)

    B.A., cum laude


  • State - Illinois