When Richard Buckminster Fuller was asked by a MIT student whether he took aesthetic factors into account when tackling a technical problem, he said, “No. When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”

Transactional Matters

The KEYW Holding Corporation and The KEYW Corporation

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Corporation, a national security solutions provider for the intelligence, cyber and counterterrorism communities, in acquiring Geovantage, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Corporation in the divestiture and sale of its Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance business.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Corporation in acquiring Ponte Technologies, LLC

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Corporation in acquiring Milestone Intelligence Group, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Holding Corporation, a publicly traded national security solutions provider for the intelligence, cyber and counterterrorism communities, in acquiring the assets of NetClarity, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Corporation in acquiring I.D.E.A.L. Technology Corporation

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Corporation in acquiring SenSage, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Corporation in acquiring Poole & Associates, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Corporation in acquiring Flight Landata, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Corporation in acquiring Forbes Analytic Software, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Corporation in acquiring JKA Technologies, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Holding Corporation in acquiring Everest Technology Solutions, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented The KEYW Holding Corporation in acquiring Sycamore.US, Inc.

Independent Gasoline Service Station Dealers

Astrachan Gunst Thomas has represented many independent service station dealers in real property acquisitions from Southside Oil, LLC.

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Astrachan Gunst Thomas 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

Astrachan Gunst Thomas 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

Astrachan Gunst Thomas 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.

Confidential

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented a travel data research company, a firm it had formed for its client in 1982, in the sale of its business in 2017.

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Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented a family magazine publisher in the sale of its business.

Gallagher & Associates, L.L.C.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented Gallagher & Associates, L.L.C., a 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.
Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented Gallagher & Associates, L.L.C. in the purchase of commercial real estate.

Imperial Stone Paving, Inc.

Astrachan Gunst Thomas 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

Astrachan Gunst Thomas 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.

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Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented the seller of a family owned skilled nursing home, including real estate, licenses and assets.

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Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented sellers in the sale of four skilled nursing facilities in Maryland, including real property and substantially all of the assets of the facilities.

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 trademark licenses and distribution agreements for various brands, including London Fog and FUBU.
Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented New Millennium Eyewear Group, Inc. in the consolidation and merger of multiple affiliated entities.

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Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented purchasers in acquiring the stock of an orthotics and prosthetics company.

Confidential

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented sellers in an asset sale of a Maryland landscaping company.

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

Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City pro bono, 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 plants from 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.

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.

Confidential

Astrachan Gunst Thomas 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.

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Astrachan Gunst Thomas represented a healthcare and medical device company in the negotiation of worldwide trademark consent and coexistence agreements.

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Astrachan Gunst Thomas has represented numerous senior level executives in concluding business separation agreements with their former employers.

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Astrachan Gunst Thomas has represented numerous employers and employees in the negotiation of executive employment agreements and disentangling some from the terms of restrictive covenants.

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Astrachan Gunst Thomas has represented multiple business owners in succession planning.