Meet the Team

 

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principal

Gabriel S. García

For the last 15 years, Gabriel has been a trusted legal advisor to leading brands in the rapidly growing healthcare and wellness industries. An expert in corporate, regulatory, and tax issues, he also counsels boards of directors, charitable foundations, and nonprofit corporations, including the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. Prior to launching Garcia Law Corporation, Gabriel served as in-house commercial counsel for Abbott Laboratories, legal consultant for the healthcare consulting firm BDC Advisors, and attorney advisor to the United States Tax Court. His insight on wellness innovation is routinely solicited from the press and national healthcare organizations and has earned him multiple awards from legal publishing houses such as the Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation.

 

education

Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. - Taxation, 2005

University of California-Berkeley, School of Law 
Juris Doctor, 2004

University of California-Berkeley
B.A., 2001


Activities & Affiliations

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce – General Counsel

California Society of Healthcare Attorneys – Member

California Cannabis Industry Association – Member, Diversity/Inclusion/Social Equity Committee

Bar Admissions

California
Florida

 
 

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OF COUNSEL

Lawrence B. Garcia

Over the course of his four decade plus legal career, Lawrence has worked with hospitals, health systems, federally qualified health centers, medical group practices and senior living providers in the design and implementation of “value-added” business relationships that were designed: (i) to improve the quality of clinical care provided, and (ii) to resolve and address the most serious regulatory challenges faced by clients in the health care field.

Lawrence is the Dean of Faculty and Co-founder of The Institute for Senior Living, a non-profit “think tank” comprised of senior living leaders and Chief Executive Officers who meet periodically to craft new, innovative ways of serving elderly clients in senior housing and continuing care communities.

Lawrence also provides consulting services as a Principal for Garcia Performance Solutions, providing strategic planning and transactions, governance performance and board development, including professional education and training.


education

University of California-Los Angeles, School of Law 
Juris Doctor, 1975

University of California-Berkeley
B.A., 1972

Bar Admissions

California


Activities & Affiliations

Member, Legal Services Committee, Aging Services of California

Member, Arbitration/Mediation Panel, American Health Lawyers’ Association

Member, American Leadership Forum-Mountain Valley Chapter (former Chair)

Member, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (former President)

Member, Catholic Foundation of the Sacramento Diocese (former Board Member)

Member, Catholic Health Association of the United States (former Chair)

The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2018

Top Lawyers, Sacramento Magazine (2016, 2017)

Best of the Bar, Sacramento Business Journal, 2015

 
 

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paralegal & Notary

Melissa Williams

Melissa has more than a decade of experience working with law firms in paralegal, office manager, and administrative assistant roles. At Garcia Law Corporation, she supports the firm’s clients by fulfilling timely and important para-professional obligations and the firm’s attorneys by managing case files and client work on a routine basis. Her prior work experience includes working with high-level executives, running small business offices, and senior support roles with national law firms.

In her current role, she provides corporate paralegal services to clientele including experience in forming for-profit and nonprofit corporations, LLCs and limited partnerships. She is adept at completing forms and informational requests for governmental entities as well as conducting research and solving internal business challenges for clients.


education

Salt Lake Community College, SLC Utah
A.S. General Studies, 1998

Weber State University, Ogden Utah
B.S. Criminal Law and Photography, 2001


Activities & Affiliations

Member of the National Notary Association 

California Paralegal (BPC 6450 Certified in 2015) – Member of the Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association