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Sean Gentry

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Associate

Sean Gentry is a member of Garcia & Gurney, ALC’s General Civil Litigation practice group, with a practice focused on business litigation, employment litigation (for both employers and employees), and commercial real estate litigation. Mr. Gentry also specializes in labor and employment issues to assist employers in their compliance and human resource needs, including preparation of employment documents, helping employers avoid liability, and addressing disputes with their employees. For example, Mr. Gentry has provided Garcia & Gurney’s clients with training for their managers on sexual harassment and prevention of abusive conduct. Mr. Gentry, along with the rest of Garcia & Gurney’s attorneys, has also provided clients and trusted advisors with annual presentations on developments in employment law and managing your workforce.

Mr. Gentry’s practice focuses on the East Bay and South Bay, including primarily Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. Mr. Gentry is a member of ProVisors in Walnut Creek, and he was selected by his peers as a Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star for 2016.

Mr. Gentry earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of California San Diego and his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. While in law school, Mr. Gentry represented the UC Hastings’ Negotiation and Mediation Team, and earned 2nd place awards for the 2010 State Bar of California Environmental Negotiations Competition and the 2010 Liberty University School of Law National Government Contracts and Programs Negotiation Tournament. Mr. Gentry also represented UC Hastings’ Moot Court Team at the 2009 Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition, and he earned a Top 5 Best Brief Award and a nomination for Best Oral Argument in UC Hastings’ Snodgrass Appellate Advocacy contest.

Mr. Gentry now volunteers and coaches with UC Hastings’ and UC Berkeley’s Negotiation and Mediation Teams, and he works with several Bay Area high schools for their We The People competition civics teams, where he has served as a judge at the district and state competitions for the past several years. Mr. Gentry is a member of the board of directors for Californians Advancing Civic Education, which, as the name suggests, works to promote civic education among high school students in Northern California.

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Exit Strategies – Business Succession Workshop 2016
Managing Your Workforce 2016
Getting Ready for 2016: Employment Law Update 2015
Guide to Understanding Paid Sick Leave 2015
Managing your Workforce in 2015 2014
Cleaning House: Getting Ready for 2014 2013
Management, Effective Performance & Terminations in the Workplace 2012
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