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Joshua M. Hayes

Joshua M. Hayes

Joshua M. Hayes

Josh practices corporate law, where he regularly advises entrepreneurs, startups, established companies and investors across a wide range of sectors, including software, digital marketplaces, web 3.0, medical devices, gene therapy, biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and hemp/cannabis. He has a wealth of experience in corporate, commercial and transactional matters, including early- and late-stage equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, spinouts, licensing and corporate governance. Before joining Hutchison, Josh practiced in the Charlotte office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP where he represented a wide variety of regional and national companies in transactional, regulatory compliance and copyright and 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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