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Attorney Tod Gurney successfully settled a multi-million dollar class action matter for a large employer such that the employer was able to happily continue doing business with little harm to the morale, financial condition, and future of the Employer.


Attorney Melinda Garcia negotiated a lucrative severance for an executive who was being discriminated against because of age.


Attorney Tod Gurney settled a multi-million dollar claim (for less than 10 percent of the settlement demand) for an employer brought by a disgruntled former employee that had engaged in nefarious conduct.


Attorney Melinda Garcia settled a  prevailing wage claim brought by the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement against her client for a small fraction of the original claim.


Attorney Melinda Garcia was successfully able to develop and execute a strategy for removing problematic employees from her client’s large organization without any employee claims.


Attorney Tod Gurney successfully settled a claim on behalf of his disabled client that was previously employed and discriminated against by a large technology company.


Attorney Tod Gurney recently successfully settled a large Wage and Hour Class Action for a large client.


Attorney Tod Gurney recently obtained a favorable settlement for a client that had suffered disability discrimination at work.


AttorneyMelinda Garcia recently obtained a favorable settlement for a client in a partnership dispute.  The client was very pleased with the outcome.


Attorney Melinda Garcia recently negotiated a favorable lease and settlement for a client who had an unscrupulous landlord trying to ruin the client’s business.


Attorney Tod Gurney got a slander of title claim dismissed for a real estate investment group.

The former owner of real property that was foreclosed upon by his mortgage lender sued our client, the real estate investment group that purchased the property in the foreclosure sale, for various claims, including slander of title. At the outset of the case, we filed a challenge with the court (known as a demurrer) to the plaintiff’s complaint on the grounds that the plaintiff could not state any claims against our client. The court agreed and sustained the demurrer without giving the plaintiff leave to amend his complaint against the firm’s client.


Attorney Tod Gurney negotiated a favorable settlement in a bankruptcy case.

The United States Trustee in a bankruptcy matter sued our client to avoid preferential transfers of funds that our client had allegedly received in connection with a loan to the bankruptcy debtor’s business entity and owners. We successfully negotiated a settlement with the Trustee that enabled our client to retain a significant portion of the alleged transfers.


Attorney Melinda Garcia finalized a lucrative aviation agreement between a corporate client and a municipality for the development of a regional airport.


Attorney Tod Gurney negotiated resolution of a construction dispute, resulting in a favorable settlement without costly litigation.

Our client, an electrical subcontractor, was not paid for its work on a project for a large grocery store chain. Prior to filing a lawsuit to perfect the subcontractor’s mechanic’s lien on the project, we successfully negotiated a resolution of the dispute. Our client got paid for its work without costly litigation.


Attorney Tod Gurney successfully defended a client against an employee’s age-discrimination claim.


Attorney Tod Gurney negotiated a favorable settlement in a union dispute with the owner of a skilled nursing facility.

After the owner of a skilled nursing facility terminated a union employee, the union filed a grievance on the employee’s behalf and initiated arbitration proceedings. The goal was to overturn the termination on the basis that the employee was not discharged for good cause based on the applicable collective bargaining agreement. On the eve of the arbitration, we successfully negotiated a settlement on favorable terms for our client.


Attorney Melinda Garcia completed the formation of a new state-of-the-art multimillion-dollar recreational facility.


Attorney Tod Gurney successfully represented an insurance brokerage firm in an dispute with a former shareholder.

We represented an insurance brokerage firm against a former shareholder involving a complex set of claims and issues, including share valuation, rights to business and commissions, and accounting shortfalls and debts. After a contentious, seven-day arbitration, the arbitrator issued an award that was favorable to our client.


Attorney Tod Gurney got homeowners thousands in a construction-defect case.

We represented homeowners in a construction-defect case against their general contractor and its insurance company. After months of vigorous prosecution, we reached a settlement under which our clients received hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Contact Us for Knowledgeable, Experienced Legal Assistance

Our many successes in helping clients achieve their goals come from partnering with them and truly understanding their needs. For help with a labor and employment issue or other business law matter in and around Alameda and Contra Costa counties, contact the Pleasanton lawyers at Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation for assistance.

Client Testimonials
  • "Melinda Garcia came very highly recommended by two colleagues who raved about her expertise and assertiveness. She and her team are extremely responsive and help us navigate the legal challenges of our consulting business. We're thrilled to have Melinda on our side!"

  • "Melinda Garcia was wonderful to work with. She is an outstanding listener and has a great memory for details and personal information.... which makes one feel very comfortable and welcome. I would highly recommend her to anyone not only because of her outstanding abilities but because of the compassion she eludes in dealing with an individual's issues/concerns."

  • "Highly recommend! "

  • "Melinda Garcia provided me excellent advice in resolving an employment agreement related to an acquisition of the company I worked for. She is very knowledgeable, asked me what I wanted to achieve with her services, provided excellent service to achieve those goals, and was very cognizant of fees. I recommend her for employment related services."

  • "Melinda Garcia provided excellent guidance with an employment/compensation case. Her knowledge of employment law, and strong negotiation skills, brought the case to a successful conclusion."

  • "Melinda Garcia has done an excellent job assisting us as we established our small business. From incorporation to contract negotiations, Melinda Garcia and her staff were outstanding"

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