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Hutchison Law Group Elects Attorney to Firm Partnership

October 7, 2011 – Raleigh, NC – Hutchison Law Group, a leading provider of strategic business and intellectual property counsel to the life science and technology communities, is pleased to announce that Matthew Gabriel has been elected to the Firm’s partnership.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Matt to the partnership,” commented Fred Hutchison, founder of Hutchison Law Group. “His comprehensive background as a venture capitalist coupled with his legal expertise will be of substantial value to our clients.” Gabriel will be joining partner Terry Brennan in the Firm’s Orlando office.  Brennan notes, “Matt brings a unique experience as an investor, entrepreneur and sophisticated corporate and transactional attorney that is unmatched in the Metropolitan Orlando legal community. He will be a strong resource and advisor to Florida’s emerging and mature companies, and to the investors in those companies.”

Matthew Gabriel’s practice focuses on representing private and public companies and investment funds in all aspects of investment and corporate activities, including equity investments and financings, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, joint ventures, executive compensation and startup formation. He joins Hutchison Law Group after serving as Vice President at Sandbox Industries, a Chicago-based venture capital and incubation firm. At Sandbox, Matt was part of the fund management team for BlueCross BlueShield Venture Fund, a $340 million corporate venture fund, and co-founder of HealthBox, an early-stage healthcare-focused accelerator program. Prior to his work with BlueCross BlueShield Venture Fund, Matt was a Senior Associate in the corporate/private equity group of Kirkland and Ellis LLP.

Matt earned his bachelor's degree in Philosophy cum laude from Rollins College and his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. Matt has also received distinguished recognition as an "Illinois Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine. 

About Hutchison Law Group
Hutchison Law Group, founded in 1996, represents many premier information technology and life science companies. The firm provides advice, assistance and counseling to a wide variety of companies on venture capital and private equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, securities law, intellectual property protection, employment law and other corporate and intellectual property matters.  hutchlaw.com

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