Oscar Levant once escorted Beatrice Kaufman, the wife of George S. Kaufman, to a performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Mrs. Kaufman, no music lover, enjoined him, “In heaven’s name, let’s hurry, or we’ll miss the intermission.”

Our Firm

Dedication and keeping Astrachan Gunst Thomas’ priorities straight is why Astrachan Gunst Thomas' efforts are successful. Astrachan Gunst Thomas’ clients' interests come first.   Astrachan Gunst Thomas stays on the sharp side of the cutting edge by emphasizing education -- Astrachan Gunst Thomas’ intellectual property attorneys write, teach and lecture nationally and locally. Five Astrachan Gunst Thomas attorneys are teaching as adjunct law professors or are between classes. Astrachan Gunst Thomas includes lawyers named numerous times to Best Lawyers in America®, SuperLawyers®, two past chairs of the Maryland Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Committee or Section, and the recipient of the American Advertising Federation's 2nd District (New York-Maryland) Crystal Prism Award and Silver Medal 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® that Astrachan Gunst Thomas updates twice a year.

Many of Astrachan Gunst Thomas’ lawyers are also listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law and are rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV rating is the highest rating available to attorneys and is the gold standard by which our peers rate a lawyer’s competency and ethics.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas’ practice includes litigation, transactional matters and counseling in the following areas:

  • Advertising
  • Advertising Injury Insurance Coverage
  • Acquisitions, Mergers and Business Issues
  • Antitrust
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Copyrights
  • Corporate Restructuring, including Divestitures and Mergers
  • Distribution and Franchise law
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • False Advertising
  • First Amendment
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Licensing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Petroleum Marketing Practices Act
  • Publishing
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Right of Publicity
  • Second Amendment
  • Software
  • Trade Associations
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Unfair Competition

 

We regularly represent clients in the following industries:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Academics
  • Communications
  • Design
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Government Contracting
  • Long Term Care
  • 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 Lawyers
  • Trademark Attorneys
  • Copyright Lawyers
  • Copyright Attorneys
  • Copyright Law Attorneys
  • Intellectual Property Law Lawyers
  • 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
  • Employment Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyers
  • Business Lawyers
  • Corporation Lawyers