Hutchison PLLC Welcomes Attorneys Stephanie Fields and Christian Kerr
Hutchison PLLC, a boutique firm providing strategic legal and business advice to the venture capital, emerging company, and innovation ecosystem, is pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie Fields and Christian Kerr to the team.
Fields has significant experience advising emerging technology companies in equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and commercial contract matters. She also regularly represents venture capital and angel investors with their equity investments.
Prior to joining Hutchison, Fields was an associate at several leading technology law firms in the Research Triangle Park, and prior to law school was a paralegal with Hutchison. She earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she assisted in establishing UNC Law’s Startup Clinic.
Anna Tharrington, a managing partner at Hutchison, says, “Stephanie is an excellent lawyer with great experience in representing high growth companies building cutting edge technologies. Having started with Hutchison as a paralegal, she understands our absolute commitment to helping our technology and venture clients succeed.”
Kerr joins Hutchison from Hogan Lovells’ Denver office, where he practiced for several years with a focus on intellectual property and technology transactions. He brings to Hutchison deep experience in advising clients through complex technology licenses and commercial arrangements.
Kerr received his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, and simultaneously earned a master’s degree in finance from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University with a double major in Religious Studies and Political Science.
Trevor Schmidt, who leads Hutchison’s technology contracts and intellectual property practice and hosts the firm’s Founder Shares podcast, says of Kerr, "We are thrilled for Christian to join the firm. His skills and deep experience with software licensing and IP transactions will help us continue to serve our clients with prompt and practical counsel.”
Scott Bryant, a managing partner at Hutchison and head of the firm’s Atlanta office, says, “We’re excited for Stephanie and Christian to join the Hutchison team. They are both very talented and experienced technology and venture lawyers and bring even more depth to our nationally recognized emerging technology company and venture capital practice. Our continued success in attracting the best talent from top tier national law firms shows the attractiveness of our client-focused, entrepreneurial model and strengthens our ability to provide responsive, expert counsel to our clients who are building the future.”
About Hutchison PLLC
Hutchison is a boutique law firm that embraces the entrepreneurial spirit and steers technology and life sciences companies and entrepreneurs to success through all stages of their company’s life. Hutchison partners with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial-minded organizations to enable business solutions that make the law work for them and advises venture capital and angel investors to support their investment selections to maximize their potential for success. Hutchison takes the time to learn your business and technology and understand what’s behind the deal. For more information, please visit www.hutchlaw.com or @hutchlaw.