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Life Sciences

At Hutchison, our experienced life sciences attorneys represent leaders from a diverse range of industries. We work with biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, specialty pharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine and drug discovery companies.

Additionally, we provide counsel to and have experience in the following areas:

  • Diagnostics
  • Genomics
  • Drug delivery
  • Medical devices businesses
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced materials
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Dietary supplements
  • Healthcare services
  • Agriculture
  • Hemp and cannabis sectors

Our breadth of industry experience and understanding of the unique issues facing life sciences companies enables us to provide our clients with the sophisticated legal and strategic business advice necessary to succeed.

We work closely with our clients through each stage of their life cycle. Our engagement often begins at the inception of the company, helping entrepreneurs form new companies based on novel intellectual property and technology. We then assist our clients in capturing and protecting intellectual property through licensing, trademarks and other means. Where clients are required to comply with rigid FDA regulations, we can help implement compliance processes.

Building a life sciences company is often a capital intensive endeavor. Therefore, a core competency of our practice involves assisting our clients in raising the outside capital necessary to fund research, development and commercialization.

As our clients mature, we have the legal and transactional experience necessary to assist them with exploiting the company's intellectual property assets by structuring and negotiating intellectual property licenses and other commercial partnerships.

Additionally, we have helped countless companies to achieve shareholder liquidity through both public offerings and negotiated mergers and acquisitions. We are also frequently called upon to assist larger U.S. and international companies expand their life sciences businesses through corporate partnerships and acquisitions.


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I have worked with Bill and Anna on multiple transactions and used Bill as corporate counsel for several startups. They are excellent to work with. I particularly appreciate that they provide legal advice so I can make a business decision and they don't get confused about which is more important.

John Taylor CEO, Aceragen, Inc.

Having Fred's and Marty's help gave us the confidence to move forward quickly with investors and enabled us to easily reach our fundraising goals. We're excited to continue working with them both as the company continues to grow.

Margaret Aery COO, Ramona Optics, Inc.

John Rudd was very detail oriented and helped us navigate a complex closing with many investor groups. He did a great job.

Christopher Belnap CEO, Resilient Biotics, Inc.

Bill and John were both really responsive. There were a lot of parties involved which complicated the transaction, but Bill and John did a great job navigating all the dialogues and getting the financing to a close in an industry precedence setting time.

Shawn Leland Founder and Chief Business Officer, Elevation Oncology

Excellent service especially whilst managing a much larger, equally complex financing. I have great confidence in both Bill and Ashley and appreciate and trust in their advice. 

John Kaiser CEO, Evecxia Therapeutics

I appreciate all the contributions and help Bill and the Hutchlaw team provided me in starting up this dream of a company.

Shawn Leland Founder and Chief Business Officer, Elevation Oncology

Overall we received excellent service from Hutchison and were very impressed with the level of support, advice and responsiveness that we received.

Claire Gilligan Head of Quality and R&D, Millicent Pharma Limited

Dan O. is great - very knowledgeable and helpful - plus answers after hours!

Allison London Brown CEO, UVision360, Inc.

Josh was phenomenal. Very attentive to his customer and follows up so diligently.

Yacoub Habib CEO, Ophidion, Inc.

I would like to express my appreciation to both Bill and Ashley for their support and insight into these very important transactions. I also appreciate their willingness to provide me their thoughts and recommendations!

John Kaiser CEO, Evecxia, Inc.

Everyone was very responsive and always made themselves available. Fees were very reasonable and couldn't be happier with the work done.

Shawn Leland CBO, 14ner Oncology

Fred and John are highly responsive and knowledgeable. We are always impressed with the quick responses and thoughtful advice. We trust their advice and appreciate their partnership approach.

Susan Nichols CEO, Falcon Therapeutics

The dedication and execution of your team throughout this process was unbelievable.

Douglas Crumb President & CEO, Xhale, Inc.

The area law firm of choice for startup and biotech companies.

John Didsbury CEO, T3D Therapeutics, Inc.

Scott Bryant went above and beyond for us ... very knowledgeable... and extremely professional. I would certainly recommend Scott and the firm to others.

Kit McQuiston CEO, Alrgn Bio

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