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James B. Astrachan

Daily Record Staff//December 12, 2022

James B. Astrachan

By Daily Record Staff

//December 12, 2022

James B. Astrachan

Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP

“Be thoughtful, marshal your resources, act.”
– Jim Astrachan

A nationwide expert on intellectual property topics, attorney Jim Astrachan speaks, teaches and writes about IP and taxation, all while helping clients with advertising law, branding, trademark protection and copyright protection.

His online bio quips that though he wears many hats as an attorney and professor, “he’s a swell guy and bald.”

Astrachan’s clients include advertising agencies, advertisers, architects and designers, technology and communications firms, educational institutions and all sorts of businesses nationwide.

He leads the firm’s blog on IP issues, chairs The Daily Record’s Editorial Advisory Board and has authored several law handbooks and law review articles.

Astrachan is a thought-leader, writing a course called Gun Control and the Second Amendment. He taught it at Johns Hopkins University, Washington College and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

In 2017, Astrachan organized with the University of Baltimore Law Review a symposium called “Do We Have a Gun Problem? If Yes, What Are the Solutions?”

The symposium included the views of national experts in the field; he recreated it in 2019 for the Baltimore City Bar Foundation. He has been an adjunct professor since 1979, teaching at the University of Maryland School of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Baltimore’s Graduate School of Communications Design. He also teaches taxation subjects at Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business.

Astrachan has also found the time to lead, serving a three-year term as president of the Advertising Association of Baltimore.

This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Icon Honors awards.


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