is an of counsel attorney with Manfred & Hunt, LLP. He started his legal career in 2011, working alongside Mike and Lori in all facets of both basic and advanced estate planning. Gantry attended the United States Air Force Academy and is a retired twenty-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. In 2007, he began attending the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, graduating with Great Distinction and inclusion in The Order of the Coif, the national law school honor society. Gantry also served on the staff of the McGeorge Law Review and received an emphasis in tax law.
Gantry has over 10,000 hours as both a military and civilian turbojet pilot, commanding aircraft in roles that span the spectrum: from global Presidential-support and combat-support missions in the military to domestic and international commercial transportation on the civilian side. He brings both the strategic vision and the attention to detail required to be successful in aviation to bear in his legal work. That strategic vision, or “big picture,” is important in the estate planning context in order to ensure that the client’s long-term testamentary scheme is being provided for to the maximum extent possible. That attention to detail, or “dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s,” is equally important to ensure that the plan put in place is legally effective and that it reflects the quality of work that clients expect.
When not in the office or in the skies, Gantry can be found spending time with his wife, son, and English setter, enjoying the stunning Northern California outdoors. Also an avid cyclist, Gantry tries to fit in as many miles as time allows on the beautiful Napa Valley roads.