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Broader Healthcare Solutions, LLC, et al. v.
Intellicost Enterprises, Inc. and Hertzbach & Company, P.A.

Court:  United States District Court, E.D. N.Y.
and Circuit Court for Baltimore County

Astrachan Gunst Thomas defended Intellicost and Hertzbach and won dismissal of the plaintiff's $4 million claims; re-filing in Maryland, AGT won a $400,000 award following a bench trial against all defendants.

Everest Wealth Management, Inc. v. Lance Scott et al.

(Misappropriation of Trade Secrets; Breach of Restrictive Covenants)

Court: Circuit Court for Baltimore County

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented Everest Wealth Management, Inc. and obtained a temporary restraining order against former employees for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of restrictive covenants.

The Tire Network, Inc. v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Trademark and breach of settlement action brought against Goodyear resulting in payment of all legal fees, discontinuance of use of the infringing mark in Maryland and any state in which plaintiff establishes a retail location.

Jewish Recovery Houses, Inc. v.
Brett Goldenberg et al.

(Service Mark Infringement)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Service mark infringement claims of AGT client resulted in favorable settlement.

Marlow L. Bates, Sr. v.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.,
LG Electronics U.S.A., Mitsubishi Electric
& Electronics USA, Inc., and Panasonic
Electric Works Corp. of America
 

(Copyright Infringement)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Copyright infringement claim related to infringement of 3-D television against AGT clients dismissed.

(On appeal by plaintiff to the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.)

David Brooks v Maryland Health Insurance Plan

Court: Court of Special Appeals

Court held that AGT's client was denied due process of law when MHIP revoked his health insurance without an evidentiary hearing before a neutral arbiter on his Maryland residency.

First Mariner Bank v. Nationwide Biweekly Administration, Inc.

(Service Mark; Bank Mark)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Astrachan Gunst Thomas prevented a financial institution from using First Mariner's name in solicitations of services in Maryland and elsewhere.

Anthony McCauley et al. v.
Caveo Network Solutions, Inc. et al.

(Defamation; Tortious Interference; Breach of Duty)

Court: Circuit Court for Frederick County

At the conclusion of a 4 day trial, the court found in favor of AGT clients on all claims against them and entered judgment of $248,765.13 compensatory and $250,000 punitive damages on counterclaims, including defamation, tortious interference, and breach of duty.

Rosebud Entertainment, LLC v. ABC Design & Promotion, et al.

(Copyright and Trademark Infringement)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland

We prevented a manufacturer and seller of wall plaques from using art and content from our client's publication, and use of its trademark, to sell plaques to people featured in our client's Baltimore magazine. 

Rosebud Entertainment, LLC v. That's Great News, LLC, et al.

(Copyright and Trademark Infringement)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland

We prevented a manufacturer and seller of wall plaques from using art and content from our client's publication, and use of its trademark, to sell plaques to people featured in our client's Baltimore magazine.

EMI Media, Inc. v. That's Great News, LLC, et al.

(Copyright and Trademark Infringement)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland

We prevented a manufacturer and seller of wall plaques from using art and content from our client's publication, and use of its trademark, to sell plaques to people featured in our client's BALTIMORE SMARTCEO  magazine.

e-Complish, LLC v.
Public Communications Services, Inc.

(Copyright Infringement; Circumvention of Copyright Protection System)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson, P.C.; Ober Kaler

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented e-Complish, LLC ("e-Complish"), a Maryland website design company, against Public Communications Services, Inc. ("PCS"), a California corporation, alleging that PCS used e-Complish's software to operate the PCS website without permission. A confidential settlement of the case was reached shortly thereafter.

Nichols Agency, Inc. v. Enchanted Child Care, Inc.

(Copyright; Unfair Competition; and Breach of Contract)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented the defendant and successfully dismissed aspects of the breach of contract claim, and the unfair competition claim, due to copyright preemption. It also successfully defended a motion to disqualify the firm.

DCI v. Union Wharf, LLC

(Design Services Contract)

Court: Circuit Court for Baltimore City

Following a week-long trial on complex commercial contract issues in front of the Honorable Stuart R. Berger in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Astrachan Gunst Thomas' client, DCI, prevailed on all counts and counterclaims, and was awarded all damages sought, including professional architectural service fees for the design of a 125-square foot commercial office building that the defendant wrongfully refused to pay.

Decision affirmed on appeal to the Court of Special Appeals.

Confidential

(Copyright; Architectural Works)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented an architect firm whose designs and site plan were used to develop a multi-unit townhouse development in Baltimore. The case was resolved following mediation before a federal magistrate judge and the firm's client received a large settlement.

Cumberland Broadcasting Company, et al. v. Williams J. AuMiller, Superintendent of Schools Allegany County, et al.

(First Amendment-Media)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Reese & Carney LLP

After it established violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments, Astrachan Gunst Thomas obtained a preliminary injunction to prevent a county school board and its superintendent from excluding two radio stations from access to county property, news reports and participation in a scholarship program after school board officials were offended by the critical content of the stations' news.

Dr. X v. John Wiley & Sons

(Right of Publicity)

Court: District Court of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Ober Kaler

Astrachan Gunst Thomas obtained an award for violation of a doctor's right of publicity when a national publisher used his name as the author of its new "For Dummies" book without authorization.

Maryland Health Enterprises, Inc. v. Healthcare System Connections, Inc., et al.

(Copyright)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Gorman & Williams

Astrachan Gunst Thomas has settled, for no payment, a copyright case against its client, a health care entity, accused of infringing software.

The Family Research Group, Inc. v.
B-More Informed, LLC

(Trade Secrets; Restrictive Covenant)

Court: Circuit Court for Baltimore County
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Sellman Hoff, LLC

Astrachan Gunst Thomas obtained a TRO and preliminary injunction prohibiting competition and use of trade secrets removed from company computers. The case was then settled.

1st Mariner Bank v.
Affiliated Mortgage Protection, et al.

(Trademark)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented a bank whose name was used in mail solicitations for mortgage insurance. A consent order quickly resolved this case.

Confidential

(Employment Discrimination Litigation)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Following more than four years of EEOC discrimination charges and federal employment discrimination litigation, Astrachan Gunst Thomas' client was exonerated. A complex case against Astrachan Gunst Thomas' client, a Baltimore advertising and communications agency, asserting pregnancy discrimination, unlawful retaliation, violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act was dismissed by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland after the parties reached settlement. In the settlement agreement, the plaintiff expressly concedes that Astrachan Gunst Thomas' client engaged in no wrong-doing. Astrachan Gunst Thomas' client did not pay the plaintiff a dime in settlement.

Confidential

(Trademark Counterfeiting; Infringement and Dilution; Unfair Competition)

Court: United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Greenberg Traurig LLP

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented a multi-location gasoline service station operator, accused of purchasing and selling tobacco products bearing counterfeit marks.  Our Firm secured a court order vacating a temporary injunction against Defendants and defeated Plaintiff's request for a preliminary injunction, which led to the eventual settlement of the matter.

Applera Corp. v. Alpha Genesis, LLC

(Opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board)

OPPOSING COUNSEL: Fenwick & West LLP

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented the Applicant in an opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Following discovery, our Firm negotiated a withdrawal and dismissal of the opposition action, allowing the Applicant's mark to proceed toward registration.

Stone Care International, Inc. v. PMC Stonecare Enterprises, Inc., et al.

(Trade Dress Infringement)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: McGahey & McGahey

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented the Plaintiff in a trade dress infringement action against Defendants, alleging infringement of Plaintiff's packaging for its stone and tile care products.  The case was settled with the Defendants agreeing to change their product packaging.

LabWare, Inc. v. ThermoLabsystems, Inc.

(False Advertising and Breach of Contract)

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Morgan Lewis LLP

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented the Plaintiff in a false advertising case charging a competitor with false product claims and breach of a previously existing settlement agreement. An initial lawsuit was resolved by settlement with the Defendant agreeing to withdraw many of its claims.  Six months later, our Firm represented the Plaintiff in a second suit against the Defendant alleging breach of the settlement agreement and additional false advertising claims.  Our Firm obtained preliminary injunctive relief and, at trial, obtained a judgment for breach of the settlement agreement.

United States Surgical Corporation v.
Linvatec Corporation

(Proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board)

OPPOSING COUNSEL:  Larson & Larson, P.A.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented United States Surgical Corporation, a member of the Tyco Healthcare Group (a Tyco International Ltd. Company), as Opposer, in an opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and obtained a settlement pursuant to which the Applicant agreed to cease use of its mark and abandon all applications to register its mark.

Davis Media Group, Inc. v.
Best Western International, Inc.

(Breach of Agency-Client Contract)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP

Represented by Astrachan Gunst Thomas, Davis Media Group filed a lawsuit against its former client Best Western International, Inc., charging it with breach of contract. Astrachan Gunst Thomas recovered more than a million dollars in damages for Davis Media Group.

Poetry.com v. American Poets Society, Inc.

(Trademark; Unfair Competition and Copyright Infringement)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland; United States Bankruptcy Court of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A.

Represented by Astrachan Gunst Thomas, Poetry.com sued for unfair competition and copyright infringement, charging that several of the Defendant's marketing and promotional pieces were copies of Poetry.com's intellectual property. Astrachan Gunst Thomas' aggressive pursuit of its client's rights resulted in the Defendant filing for bankruptcy protection, payment of a monetary settlement and discontinuance of the Defendant's infringing activities.

Applied Signal & Image Technology, Inc. v. Harlesyville Mutual Insurance Co.

(Insurance Coverage)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Applied Signal & Image Technology v. Harlesyville Mutual Insurance Co. 216 F.Supp. 2d 534 (D. Md. 2002) (denying of Defendant's motion for additional discovery); 252 F.Supp. 2d 215 (D. Md. 2003) (granting Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment).
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Parler & Wobber, LLP

When insurance carrier Harlesyville Mutual Insurance Co. denied coverage under the advertising injury provisions of our client's General Commercial Liability Policy, Astrachan Gunst Thomas brought suit to recover fees and costs incurred by the client in defending a shareholder suit alleging right of privacy violations and other claims. Trial resulted in a judgment for our client, requiring Harlesyville to pay all fees and costs incurred by our client in the underlying shareholder suit, as well as all fees and costs incurred in the suit against Harlesyville to enforce its duty to defend under the insurance policy.

W.B. Doner & Company v. Proving Ground Media LLC

(Advertising Agency-Breach of Fiduciary Duty)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented advertising agency W.B. Doner & Company in litigation against former employees and a company that they had organized to compete with W.B. Doner. The parties ultimately resolved the matters that triggered the lawsuit. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

Arena Football League, LLC v.
Armand F. Lange & Associates

(Trademark-Domain Name)

Matter proceeded in the National Arbitration Forum
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Arena Football League In-House Counsel

When the Arena Football League sought transfer of Armand F. Lange's domain name, afl.com, Astrachan Gunst Thomas secured a decision preventing transfer of the domain name. The Firm established Mr. Lange's good faith registration of his personal initials in a domain name for his consulting business, and established that the name was not confusingly similar to Arena's trademark, AFL.

Xavier Health Care Services, Inc. v. NPF VIII et al.

(Medicare Factoring)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Leitess, Leitess & Friedberg, P.C.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented Xavier Health Care Services, Inc., which charged that National Century Financial Enterprises had entered into an illegal Medicare and Medicaid receivables factoring arrangement with nursing homes. The case concluded after NPF filed for bankruptcy amidst government investigations of its improper conduct.

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., et al. v. The Richards Group of Washington Limited Partnership

(Fair Housing)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: The Swain Law Group

When an Anne Arundel County residential developer launched plans to build a housing community in violation of fair housing laws, Astrachan Gunst Thomas, together with two other Baltimore firms, sued on behalf of a fair housing advocacy group and two disabled citizens to force the developer to redesign its construction plans to assure that disabled citizens could enjoy equal access to the properties. This case was settled favorably for our clients.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy v. Occupational Therapy Certification
Board of America

(Trademark Infringement)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, PLLC

Astrachan Gunst Thomas defended an organization that certifies occupational therapy practitioners against a rival organization that sued it for trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas defended our client's right to provide certification services to the occupational therapy profession and to fairly and accurately report the public records of state occupational therapy regulatory boards, and ultimately settled the matter.

Rose Art Industries, Inc. v.
Raymond Geddes and Co., Inc.

(Trade Dress and Trade Secrets)

Court: United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Rose Art Industries, Inc. v. Raymond Geddes and Co., 31 F. Supp. 2d 367 (D.N.J. 1998), rev'd, 235 F.3d 165 (3rd Cir. 2000)
OPPOSING COUNSEL: McCarter & English, LLP

Astrachan Gunst Thomas defended trade dress infringement and trade secret claims brought against our client by a competitor that sought a preliminary injunction prohibiting our client from distributing crayon, marker and pencil products in packaging that the Plaintiff alleged infringed its own packaging and trade dress. The competitor also charged our client with violating its trade secrets in connection with our client's award of a supply contract by a major customer. Following expedited but extensive discovery, Astrachan Gunst Thomas defeated the competitor's motion for preliminary injunction and the competitor appealed. The case settled with no monetary or other loss to our client.

Raymond Geddes and Co., Inc. v.
Brethren Mutual Ins. Co.

(Insurance Coverage)

Court: Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore County
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Crosswhite, McKenna, Limbrick & Sinclair, LLP

Astrachan Gunst Thomas obtained summary judgment and subsequently recovered over $200,000 in costs and fees from the defendant insurance carrier under the advertising injury provisions of our client's General Commercial Liability Policy to reimburse our client for the legal fees and expenses that it incurred in our successful defense of a trade dress infringement suit brought against it.

GrandBanks Yachts, Pte. Ltd., et al. v.
Composite Structures, Inc., et al.

(Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Tampa
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Wilson, Johnson & Jaffer, P.A.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas filed suit on behalf of our client, GrandBanks, a well-known manufacturer and seller of motor yachts, against a yacht dealer who once sold GrandBank yachts and controlled a GrandBanks yacht owners association. After GrandBanks terminated its business relationship with the Defendant, the Defendant sued GrandBanks for theft of trademark and Grandbanks counter sued for trademark infringement. The matter was settled prior to trial in favor of Grandbanks.

GrandBanks Yachts, Pte. Ltd., et al v.
Oviatt Marine, Inc., et al.

(Trademark and Unfair Competition)

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Oltman, Flynn & Kubler

Astrachan Gunst Thomas filed suit on behalf of our client for trademark infringement and unfair competition against a competitor who was using marks confusingly similar to the marks of GrandBanks, a well-known manufacturer and seller of motor yachts. Our Firm secured a mediated settlement of the dispute, through which the Defendant agreed to cancel its federal registration of a mark confusingly similar to GrandBanks' trademark and to cease use of marks confusingly similar to GrandBanks' marks.

GrandBanks Yachts, Pte. Ltd., et al. v.
Old European Brewery Company

(Trademark)

(Opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board)
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP

Astrachan Gunst Thomas filed an Opposition Action on behalf of GrandBanks, opposing registration of the mark GRAND BANKS TRADERS for beer. Our Firm secured a settlement under which Old European Brewery agreed to abandon its application to register the mark GRAND BANKS TRADERS and agreed to refrain from using any mark confusingly similar to our client's GRAND BANKS mark.

In Re: Indenture of Helen Clay Frick

(Archive Retention-Breach of Trust Agreement)

Court: Court of Common Pleas of Allegany County, Pennsylvania
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Reed Smith, LLP

Astrachan Gunst Thomas litigated in Pittsburgh to prevent the relocation to New York City of the extensive archives of the turn-of-the-century industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick and his family, and to assure that the archives -- an historical treasure of the Pittsburgh region -- stay put.  As a result, the archives pertaining to Pittsburgh and presence of Henry Clay Frick in that region remain in Pittsburgh.

D'Leo v. Merritt, et al.

(Copyright)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Charles Piven

Astrachan Gunst Thomas successfully defended a real estate developer and an architect who were accused of infringing another architect's building plans for a suburban office building.

ComputerTraining.com v. Advanced Computer Technology Training

(Trademark and Copyright Infringement)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Goldberg, Pike & Besche, P.C.

When ComputerTraining.com sued ACTT for infringement on ACCT's use of the term "computer training" in a domain name, Astrachan Gunst Thomas, working with another Baltimore law firm, successfully obtained the dismissal of all counts asserted against our client.

FiberPlus, Inc. v. Communications Technology, Inc.

(Breach of Contract)

Arbitrated through the American Arbitration Association
OPPOSING COUNSEL:  McGuire Woods LLP

When a large contractor failed to pay over a million dollars on a large government contract to our client, FiberPlus, Inc., a full-service telecommunications company, Astrachan Gunst Thomas pursued a claim in arbitration against the contractor.  Within approximately four months, the matter was resolved favorably through settlement.

Newport Mobil Service, Inc. v.
ConocoPhillips Co., et al.

(Petroleum Marketing Practices Act and Breach of Contract)

Court: United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
OPPOSING COUNSEL:  Duane Morris LLP and Janssen & Keenan P.C.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented a group of service station dealers who charged that ConocoPhillips and Getty Petroleum Marketing violated their service station dealers' rights under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act and breached terms of the supply agreements between the dealers and ConocoPhillips by overpricing for gasoline and wrongfully assigning their supply agreements to Getty Petroleum, which seeks to rebrand their stations as LUKOIL. Astrachan Gunst Thomas negotiated a settlement that permitted the dealers to terminate their long-term supply agreements and obtain product on more favorable terms from other suppliers.

Newport Mobil Service, Inc. v. ConocoPhillips Co.

(Breach of Contract)

Court:  United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
OPPOSING COUNSEL:  McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney, LLP

In litigation that preceded this lawsuit brought against ConocoPhillips and Getty, Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented a group of New Jersey and Pennsylvania service station dealers who complained that ConocoPhillips had reneged on its promise to sell them their service station locations at prices well below the prices that ConocoPhillips was then demanding from the dealers.  Astrachan Gunst Thomas secured a settlement under which the dealers were given the option of either purchasing their service stations at reduced prices or accepting individual settlements amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars to each service station dealer.

Shahbazi v. Equilon Enterprises, LLC

(Unfair Pricing-Petroleum)

Court: Superior Court of Monterey County, California
OPPOSING COUNSEL:  Gorman & Miller, P.C.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented a California-based gasoline distributor, Peninsula Petroleum, LLC, in a state court suit brought by a multi-location service station dealer against Peninsula Petroleum and Shell Oil Company, charging them with discriminatory and unfair pricing practices.  After extensive discovery, Astrachan Gunst Thomas succeeded in obtaining summary judgment dismissing all claims brought against our client.

DSMCi v. Convera Corp. and National Geographic Television Library

(Copyright and Trade Secret)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Columbia; Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
DSMCi v. Convera Corp., 347 F 3d. 679 (D.C.Cir. 2003)
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Convington & Burling, LLP; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented the Plaintiff, a business providing digitizing, cataloging, archiving and hosting services to media organizations with extensive audio and video libraries, in a trade secrets and copyright action against the Defendants, asserting that they conspired to steal and wrongfully reverse engineer DSMCi's intellectual property. In a unanimous decision authored by now Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected the Defendants' argument that their dispute should be referred to arbitration, clearing the way for the litigation to continue in federal district court. The case was then resolved through a confidential settlement agreement.

Curtis Jefferson, et al. v.
Andre Young (a.k.a. Dr. Dre), et al.

(Copyright)

Court: Circuit Court for Baltimore County
OPPOSING COUNSEL: Alan Harris, Esq.

When two Baltimore rap music artists obtained a $3 Billion (no, that's not a typo) judgment against well known rap artist Andre Young a.k.a Dr. Dre, Astrachan Gunst Thomas in succeeded in getting the judgment vacated.

Confidential Arbitration

(Breach of Contract-Technology)

Our client, an emerging technology company providing infrastructure services, was left high and dry when its largest customer suddenly failed to make payment and breached its contract. Astrachan Gunst Thomas filed an arbitration action and obtained a multi-million dollar arbitration award for our client for breach of contract, including an award of attorneys' fees and costs incurred in the arbitration.

Confidential)

(Trademark)

A retailer of lingerie with multiple brick and mortar stores in the northeastern United States and a nationwide web store brought an unfair competition and trademark infringement action against our client, which operated a retail lingerie store in Maryland under the same mark as the Plaintiff. The suit sought injunctive relief, damages and attorneys' fees from our client. Astrachan Gunst Thomas secured a settlement under which our client was able to continue using the disputed trademark and the Plaintiff was required to amend its pending federal trademark application to acknowledge the concurrent lawful use of the mark by our client.

Transactional Matters

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The KEYW Holding Corporation and The KEYW Corporation

Represented The KEYW Corporation, a corporation providing cybersecurity solutions for U.S. government intelligence and defense customers, in acquiring Flight Landata, Inc.

Represented The KEYW Corporation and The KEYW Holding Corporation, a publicly traded corporation providing cybersecurity solutions for U.S. government intelligence and defense customers, in acquiring Forbes Analytic Software, Inc.

Represented The KEYW Corporation, a corporation providing cybersecurity solutions for U.S. government intelligence and defense customers, in acquiring JKA Technologies, Inc.

Represented The KEYW Holding Corporation, a publicly traded corporation providing cybersecurity solutions for U.S. government intelligence and defense customers, in acquiring Everest Technology Solutions, Inc.

Represented The KEYW Holding Corporation, a publicly traded corporation providing cybersecurity solutions for U.S. government intelligence and defense customers, in acquiring Sycamore.US, Inc.

Independent Gasoline Service Station Dealers

Represented a number of independent service station dealers in real property acquisitions from Southside Oil, LLC.

Confidential

Represented seller in the sale of its business assets, and acquisition of an ownership interest in the buyer in the civil engineering, landscape architecture and surveying industries. The terms of the transaction are confidential.

Studio Five Design, LLC

Represented Studio Five Design, LLC in obtaining zoning approval from Baltimore City's Board of Municipal Zoning Appeals to operate an art gallery and custom tattoo studio in the Lauraville/Beverly Hills neighborhood.

Aquatic Ventures, LLC

Represented Aquatic Ventures, LLC, a business venture between Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman, in negotiating, documenting and closing a Lease and License to Operate the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The terms of the transaction are confidential.

Gallagher & Associates, L.L.C.

Represented Gallagher & Associates, L.L.C., a domestic professional design services firm, in negotiating and documenting an international joint venture to promote, identify and develop opportunities to secure museum, visitor, science center and exhibit design and development projects in Asia and the Middle East.

Represented Gallagher & Associates, L.L.C., a domestic professional design services firm, in the purchase of commercial real estate.

Imperial Stone Paving, Inc.

Represented Imperial Stone Paving, Inc., (a stone and concrete paving installation business) and its sole stockholder in the sale of their business under an asset purchase agreement and purchase and sale agreement for personal goodwill. The terms of the transaction are confidential.

Confidential

Represented a seller and its sole stockholder in the sale of a skilled nursing facility in Maryland, including the real property and substantially all of the assets of the facility. The purchase price and terms of the transaction are confidential.

Confidential

Represented sellers in the sale of four skilled nursing facilities in Maryland, including real property and substantially all of the assets of the facilities. The purchase price and terms of the transaction are confidential.

Essex Corporation

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented Essex Corporation, a publicly traded technology company focused on the government intelligence industry, in acquiring The Windermere Group LLC for more than $69 million dollars.

Chodak, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented Chodak, Inc., a publisher of genealogical reference books, in negotiating and closing a multi-million dollar content license agreement.

New Millennium Eyewear Group, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented New Millennium Eyewear Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of eyewear products, in concluding a trademark license and distribution agreement for the FUBU brand.

Pro Bono contract work for the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represents the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City on a pro bono basis. The Firm assisted in the negotiation and drafting of an agreement with world renowned artist Jonathan Borofsky for the commission of a sculpture placed outside of Baltimore's Penn Station.

Confidential

Astrachan Gunst Thomas effectively and efficiently represented a company in its purchase and then sale of multi-million dollar asphalt manufacturing and paving plantsfrom and to large, multi-national corporations.

Bluepoint Nursing & Rehabilitation

Astrachan Gunst Thomas negotiated the acquisition of assets of a nursing home in bankruptcy and concurrently arranged for financing of the acquisition. The financing covered 120 percent of the acquisition costs plus additional renovation and operating capital.

Confidential

Astrachan Gunst Thomas structured and closed a $10.5 Million loan for health care financing for a client in the nursing home industry.

Applied Signal and Image Technology, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented Applied Signal and Image Technology, Inc., an engineering and technology company specializing in signal processing systems, in the November 2005 sale of its business to L-3 Communications Corporation, a publicly traded company providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and other services to U.S. government defense and intelligence agencies, contractors and other companies. The purchase price and terms of the transaction are confidential.

Curtis Engine & Equipment Company, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented the stockholders of Curtis Engine & Equipment Company, Inc., a provider of generators, power solutions equipment and engineering services, in a multi-million dollar sale of the business. The terms of the transaction are confidential.

Confidential

Astrachan Gunst Thomas in represented a psychologist in connection with his purchase of a 50% ownership interest in a psychology practice and the purchase and lease of real property to the practice.