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Hutchison Law Group Opens Florida Office

RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 6, 2011) – Hutchison Law Group announced today that Terence (Terry) F. Brennan has joined the firm and will oversee its Florida office, opening this month in downtown Orlando.

Hutchison Law Group announced today that Terence (Terry) F. Brennan has joined the firm and will oversee its Florida office, opening this month in downtown Orlando.

The Raleigh, N.C.-based firm is a leading provider of strategic business and intellectual property counsel to life science and technology companies throughout the Southeast. “This expansion is a natural move for us, as Florida regularly launches innovative technology and life science companies, particularly in areas near the state’s leading research universities,” says Fred Hutchison, the firm’s founding partner. “With the opening of our new office, we look forward to contributing to the continued growth of entrepreneurial communities throughout Florida.”

“Florida’s leaders have shown tremendous vision in attracting world-class research institutions to complement the state’s strong base of research universities,” notes Bill Wofford, the Life Sciences Practice leader for Hutchison Law Group. “Thanks to their initiatives, Florida today is poised for an era of rapid expansion in all sectors of the innovation-based life sciences industry, from pharmaceuticals and personalized medicine to therapeutic devices and diagnostic tools. Under Terry’s leadership, we look forward to expanding our work with researchers and entrepreneurs developing these novel and greatly needed medical technologies.”

Brennan brings to the Hutchison Law Group a depth of experience, having served for more than 25 years as a practical and creative legal advisor to emerging, established and publicly held business entities, as well as investors in those entities, on corporate, mergers, acquisitions, securities, intellectual property, technology and entertainment matters. Prior to joining the Hutchison Law Group, Brennan was a partner at two prominent national law firms, and the general counsel of IBAX Healthcare Systems, an electronic medical records joint venture between IBM and Baxter Healthcare Corp. 

Brennan graduated from Georgetown Law Center, where he served as an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Since moving to Central Florida from New York City, where he practiced for many years, he has been an early and significant leader in the area’s developing, technology, biotechnology, multimedia and private equity communities. Brennan has served on committees, Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors of numerous business development and investor groups, including the Metropolitan Orlando Economic Development Commission; theUniversity of Central Florida Business Incubation Program; the Technology Research Development Authority, Melbourne, Fla.; and the Disney National Entrepreneurial Center.

“We are delighted to have someone of Terry’s stature overseeing our Florida office,” Hutchison comments. “His practice reinforces our focus on emerging growth companies, venture capital transactions, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property.” 
The new office is located at 301 E. Pine Street, Orlando, Fl. 32801 and can be reached at 407-210-3804.

About Hutchison Law Group

Hutchison Law Group, founded in 1996, represents many of the premier technology and life science companies in the Southeast. The firm provides venture capital financing advice, merger and acquisition counsel, licensing assistance, securities law advice and intellectual property protection, employment law advice and counseling, and other business legal services to a wide variety of businesses at all stages of development.

Hutchison Law Group has become synonymous with technology commercialization and growth. The firm’s attorneys are recognized by such groups as Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Hutchison Law Group has consistently ranked at the top among all Southeast-based law firms in total venture capital transactions according to Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst.  More information on the firm is available at

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