Mergers and Acquisitions
E.M.B.A., Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
J.D., NSU Shepard Broad Law Center, Cum Laude, served in Law Review and Moot court
M.Eng., Cornell University, Major: Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude
B.S.E.E., University of Florida, Major: Electrical Engineering, high honors
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
When Drew and I started this firm, we knew we had an opportunity to stand out from conventional law firms. In many ways, we modeled the firm with a start-up mentality. No practice or policy we had experienced in our careers was sacred. Everything was a candidate for improvement. This viewpoint led us to invest considerable resources in customizing the firm’s tools so that client policies would always be followed as expected – with no surprises. We also significantly invested in proprietary software developed at G&G to ensure that all phases of patent prosecution are scrutinized for quality. Nothing is too small or insignificant for us to improve upon. That’s our culture in a nutshell.
President & Managing Partner
Mr. Guntin has worked in the field of telecommunications for more than 30 years. He started his career as a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories as a VLSI designer. Mr. Guntin also worked for Motorola where he was Director and General Manager of a high-tier cellular product line where he managed a vertically integrated team of more than 100 employees in the development and marketing of this product line, which launched in China in 2004 and other parts of the world.
While at Motorola, Mr. Guntin also worked in the capacity of Director of Business Development & Strategy with responsibilities including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, IP licensing, establishing standards fora, counseling upper management on high profile alliances, and developing strategy for Motorola’s cellular phone sector.
Mr. Guntin was also a shareholder at Akerman Senterfitt where he counseled clients in intellectual property matters and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Guntin has prepared and prosecuted patent applications with the USPTO, and in foreign jurisdictions in areas such as semiconductors, digital and analog circuit designs, digital signal processing algorithms, software, electro-mechanical designs, medical instrumentation, cellular and landline telephony, nanotechnology, DNA sequencing devices, RF tuning and filtering, and other complex technology applications.
Mr. Guntin’s industry experience has enabled him to provide a wealth of legal and business counseling to his clients.
Prior Professional Experience
AT&T Bell Laboratories