Chief Compliance Officer

Christian Gunn-Schinker joined Narus Financial Partners in January of 2016 and serves as their Chief Compliance Officer.  She is designated as the person responsible for supervision and compliance and she is empowered with the responsibility of developing and enforcing Narus Financial Partners’ policies and procedures.  Gunn-Schinker is also tasked with anticipating compliance, examination, enforcement or other regulatory issues with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies.

In addition to her role with Narus Financial Partners, Gunn-Schinker is an attorney with the firm Gunn Kieklak Dennis LLP, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  She focuses her practice in the areas of intellectual property, family law and estate planning. Christian’s intellectual property practice has a particular emphasis on domestic and foreign trademark matters, including client counseling, prosecution of applications, infringement claims and licensing agreements.  Christian counsels her clients on availability, protection and proper use of trademarks, both domestic and international. She has prepared and prosecuted both state and federal trademark applications, and she has handled multiple infringement, opposition, cancellation and licensing matters.  Christian has had the opportunity to assist multiple individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and educational institutions with a variety of interesting and challenging trademark matters.  She has prepared and filed hundreds of federal and state trademark applications and has been attorney of record in a number of trademark infringement lawsuits and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. Christian also has experience in family law and she concentrates particularly on adoption, guardianship and divorce proceedings as well as visitation, custody and support matters. Christian further provides many of her clients with assistance in preparing wills and trusts and offers advice regarding certain areas of estate planning.

Education and Certificates

  • Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law
  • B.S.B.A in Marketing Management from the University of Arkansas
  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Arkansas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

The Personal Side

Gunn-Schinker enjoys travel, sporting events and spending time with her family.

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