Gokalp Y. Gurer divides his practice between complex business litigation and corporate transactional matters.
Gokalp represents corporations and business owners in a wide variety of business and real estate disputes, including breach of contract, mechanics liens, creditors’ rights, and shareholder, member and partnership disputes. Gokalp handles all aspects of the litigation process, from advising clients on pre-lawsuit issues to drafting pleadings, handling discovery, law and motion matters, settlement negotiations and, if necessary, trial.
Gokalp also advises companies on general business matters, including corporate governance and entity formations. Gokalp drafts a wide variety of corporate contracts, such as operating agreements, purchase agreements, non-competition agreements and licensing agreements.
Gokalp received his Juris Doctorate from UC Davis School of Law. While in law school, he served as Senior Articles Editor on the UC Davis Law Review and competed in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. He also worked for the United States Attorney’s Office and a prominent litigation firm.
Gokalp grew up playing both roller and ice hockey as a goaltender, competing in the United States and Canada and eventually playing at the collegiate level for Sacramento State.
Gokalp is of Turkish descent and speaks the language fluently. He frequently travels back to Turkey to visit his family and eat his grandmother’s cooking. In his spare time, Gokalp plays hockey, reads and takes trips to Lake Tahoe with his friends. He is also an avid gamer.
J.D., UC Davis School of Law , 2016
B.S., CSU Sacramento , 2011
American Bar Association
Santa Clara County Bar Association
- “No Paper, No Problem: Ushering in Electronic Wills Through California’s ‘Harmless Error’ Provision,” 49 UC DAVIS L. REV. 1955 (2016)