Emily Gaston is an associate attorney at Stanton Law LLC practicing corporate transactional law and employment defense, as well as providing counsel and guidance for businesses to remain compliant in multiple areas. Emily supports buyers and sellers in asset purchase agreements, aids businesses going through corporate restructuring, and crafts industry specific product and services agreements. In addition, Emily works with employers of all sizes to prevent and defend against claims of unlawful employment practices.
Before practicing law, Emily spent several years working through the ranks of the Atlanta restaurant industry. Her disarming, service-oriented, and problem-solving nature has translated well to her current business-side legal practice, and her management experience helps her see the full picture of leadership, organizations and teams.
In many ways, business-side law practice has turned out to be a continuation of my approach and experience as a bartender — know your stuff, put in the work, and invest in your regulars.
Emily graduated from Georgia State University College of Law. While there, she served on the board of the Moot Court team and was a founding board member of GSU’s chapter of Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. She interned with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s hearings division and served as an extern with both the Honorable Rebecca Crumrine Rieder at the Superior Court of Fulton County and in Cox Automotive’s in-house legal department. Before law school, Emily received her bachelor’s in public policy from Georgia State University.
Leaving my job in restaurant management to go to law school seemed like a major change in direction at the time, but my time with Stanton Law has shown that my experience and nature have led me to exactly where I should be for this next step in my career: problem solving in support of our clients.
Emily enjoys yoga, playing strategy games (she’ll say she doesn’t care about winning, but she’ll only have fun if it’s a close race for the finish), accomplishing handiwork, and spending time alone. That said, she’s happiest hosting, cooking, and sharing meals with friends and loved ones.