Dedication and keeping our priorities straight is why Astrachan Gunst Thomas' efforts are successful. Our client's interest comes first, our Firm's second and the individual lawyer's third. We stay on the sharp side of the cutting edge by emphasizing education -- our intellectual property attorneys write, teach and lecture nationally and locally. Our Firm includes six adjunct law professors, lawyers named numerous times to Best Lawyer in America (intellectual property lawyers, entertainment and advertising lawyers), myraid SuperLawyers®, two past chairs of the Maryland Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Committee, and the recipient of the American Advertising Federation's 2nd District (New York-Maryland) Crystal Prism Award for contributions to the advertising industry. We write the book (6 volumes, actually) on The Law of Advertising and Mass Communications published by LexisNexis/Matthew Bender and updates three times a year.

Many of our lawyers are also listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law and are rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell, as reported to Martindale-Hubbell by their colleagues at the bar. The AV rating is the highest rating available to attorneys.

Our Firm's practice includes litigation, transactional matters and counseling in the following areas:

  • Advertising
  • Acquisitions, Mergers and Business Issues
  • Antitrust
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Restructuring, including Divestitures and Mergers
  • Distance Learning
  • Distribution and Franchise law
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • EEOC Law
  • Employment Agreements
  • False Advertising
  • Human Resources, including Compensation and Discrimination
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Licensing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Petroleum Marketing Practices Act
  • Post-employment Restraints, including Non-competes
  • Publishing
  • Software
  • Trade Associations
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark
  • Unfair Competition

We regularly represent clients in the following industries:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Academics
  • Communications
  • Design
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Government Contracting
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • National Security
  • Petroleum Distribution
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Trade Associations
    • Advertising
    • Broadcasting
    • Law Enforcement
    • National Security
    • Petroleum
    • Publishing
    • Tires

We are also known by our clients as the following types of lawyers:

  • Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • Trademark Attorneys
  • Copyright Lawyers
  • Copyright Attorneys
  • Copyright Law Attorneys
  • Intellectual Property Law Attorneys
  • Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys
  • Commercial Litigation Attorneys
  • Copyright Infringement Attorneys
  • Merger and Acquisitions Attorneys
  • Trade Secret Lawyers
  • Complex Commercial Litigation Attorneys