Astrachan Gunst Thomas prides itself on developing innovative and practical solutions for our clients in the advertising, marketing and communications industries. We represent clients in these industries from all over the country, big and small, public and private.

Our clients' ability to succeed and in some circumstances to survive often depends upon the speed and quality of legal services. We counsel our clients on emerging advertising methods and the acquisition, protection and exploitation of proprietary technology, software, and business information. We counsel on what they can and can not claim. We help clients create and protect great, non-infringing ads.


  • Breach of Contract
  • Claims Clearance
  • Contract Negotiation (Agencies and Advertisers)
  • Domestic and International Licensing and Technology Transfer
  • Employment Relations
  • False Advertising
  • First Amendment and Censorship
  • Network Clearance
  • Management Consulting
  • Review and Clearance of Advertising for Infringement of Third-party's Rights
  • Software and Technology
  • Sweepstakes
  • Taxation (including Sales Tax)
  • Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Our copyright lawyers, trade secret lawyers, and trademark attorneys teach Copyright, Trademark, Unfair Competition, Sports and Entertainment, Trade Secret and Media and Mass Communications Law at the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore Schools of Law. They are active in advertising trade associations and serve on the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) Legal Advisory Committee. They are frequent writers and lecturers on advertising and public relations subjects and litigate false advertising, copyright and trademark cases.