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Joshua M. Hayes

Joshua M. Hayes

Joshua M. Hayes

Josh’s principal areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and counseling clients on general corporate startup, governance and transactional matters. Before joining Hutchison, Josh practiced in the Charlotte office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, during which time Josh represented a wide variety of regional and national companies in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations and strategic partnerships, and advised his clients on a variety of regulatory compliance issues, as well as copyright and federal and state trademark matters.

Recognition, Affiliations & Memberships

  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2013
  • M.A., Teaching, Duke University, 2008
  • B.A., English and Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007


  • North Carolina


  • Proficient in both written and spoken Japanese
  • Beginning level Spanish language skills

Select Publications & Presentations

  • Joshua M. Hayes, "Mitigating Regulatory Risks Affecting the Wood and Furniture Industries: The Lacey Act," Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Insights Newsletter, Summer 2017
  • Joshua M. Hayes, "Estate Planning and Asset Protection under the new North Carolina LLC Act," Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Insights Newsletter, Spring 2015
  • David Conaway and Joshua M. Hayes, "Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel in Light of Wal-Mart and GM Ignition Switch Litigation," Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Insights Newsletter, Spring 2015
  • Joshua M. Hayes, "A Derivative Suit by any other Name: Challenging Manger Actions in Alternative Entities," Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Insights Newsletter, Fall 2014
  • Joshua M. Hayes, ''Navigating Foreclosure in States with 'One-Action Rules'," Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Insights Newsletter, Spring 2014

GSS was extremely happy and satisfied with Hutchison ... a special note to Josh ... Extremely professional, responsive, pro-active and competent. It was an immense pleasure working with him and we very much look forward to having the opportunity to work together again in the future. 

Rodrigo Muniz Barretto Cotta CFO, GSS

Josh did (and does) an incredible job. We really appreciate his knowledge, attitude and responsiveness.

Mike Midgett CEO, QOREBOARD, Inc.

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

Yacoub Habib CEO, Ophidion, Inc.

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