Wyatt & Gunning represents individuals, businesses, and creditors in all aspects of business transactions, from routine real estate acquisitions to complex multi-party business arrangements. We regularly assist clients with entity formations, corporate governance and employment issues, contract negotiations and transactions, complex collections, strategic advisory-expansion and succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, dissolutions and owner disputes. Clients include those involved in the retail, construction, development, distribution, and entertainment industries.
As seasoned trial and appellate lawyers, Wyatt & Gunning frequently represents clients in complex business and business tort litigation, including breach of contract, non-compete and non-solicitation violations, business dissolution, self-dealing, breach of fiduciary duty, interference with business relations, fraud, conversion, wrongful termination, negligent hiring or supervision, failure to pay commissions or wages, and broker-client, employer-employee or insurance coverage disputes.
A former Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County, Timothy Gunning offers clients significant criminal defense experience and a long record of past successes in representing clients facing a wide variety of state and federal criminal and administrative charges and investigations. He has prosecuted and defended some of the most high profile and complex criminal cases in Maryland, and has handled nearly every type of criminal case imaginable, from capital murder, homicide and complex white collar crimes, to DUI, assault, drug and theft offenses, to minor offenses such as disorderly conduct or driving while suspended. Mr. Gunning vigorously defends those being investigated or subpoenaed by a law enforcement or regulatory agencies in connection with a crime, protecting his client’s rights, always working to obtain the best result available under the circumstances.
Estates and Trusts
Estates and Trusts matters are a core practice area for Wyatt & Gunning. We assist individuals and families/family businesses in all aspects of their estate planning, including establishment and drafting of wills and trusts, addressing fiduciary controversy or litigation, estate administration and non-probate dispositions.
Wyatt & Gunning has successfully prosecuted and defended many professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and estates and trust litigation cases. When a doctor, lawyer, accountant, stock broker, financial planner, estate executor, counselor, pastor and others have abused their fiduciary power over those who have entrusted them with important matters, people’s lives are negatively impacted, often terribly. As a former prosecutor, attorney Timothy Gunning takes a special interest in these cases, where people have been victimized by a trusted fiduciary’s wrongful actions.
Wyatt & Gunning regularly assists clients with diverse real estate transactional needs, including rendering opinions on title and handling land use issues, zoning and development matters. We structure and review residential and commercial transactions, draft and review property contracts, and provide counsel on boundary and neighbor controversies. Additionally, we address condominium and HOA issues, and broker transactions.
Real Estate Litigation
Since real estate matters generally involve significant dollars to both individuals and businesses, Wyatt & Gunning frequently handles real estate litigation, including title disputes, breaches of contract, enforcement actions concerning land use, development and zoning laws, disputes regarding residential and commercial real estate transactions and title, and disputes over broker commissions. The firm also addresses boundary and neighbor issues, HOA and condominium disputes, latent defect/failure to disclose litigation and adverse possession and eminent domain cases.
Wyatt & Gunning regularly prosecutes and defends serious personal injury and tort matters. In these cases, where people have been injured or harmed by another’s wrongful actions, our clients often remind Mr. Gunning of the crime victims he met so many times when he was a prosecutor. Tort cases we handle include: automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents, negligence, professional malpractice, legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, invasion of privacy, sexual abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, defamation, interference with business relations, fraud, conversion, interference with expected inheritance, interference with custodial relations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful employment discharge, nuisance, trespass, assault and battery, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and wrongful death cases.