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Scott M. Bryant

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Scott M. Bryant

Scott is a managing partner of Hutchison, office manager of the firm’s Atlanta office, and co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences practice. He represents life sciences and technology companies, venture capital funds and early stage investors, with a focus on venture capital and other equity and debt financings, licensing and technology transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, joint ventures and other complex transactions. Scott’s extensive legal experience and business background as a management consultant make him a key trusted advisor to C-suite executives and corporate boards of directors.

Scott helps growing and established companies raise capital, acquire and out-license technology, collaborate with strategic partners and engage in mergers and acquisitions. In his life sciences practice, Scott focuses on structuring and negotiating transactions for drug discovery and development, biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, healthcare technology, medical device, food innovation and ag-tech companies and financial, strategic and philanthropic investors. With his technology clients, Scott works with companies across the innovation economy, with a particular focus on software and SaaS, digital health, artificial intelligence and machine learning, digital media and entertainment, clean tech and climate solutions, electronic and mobile gaming, big data and bringing together culture (particularly music) and technology.

Scott also regularly counsels clients on the commercialization of university and research institution intellectual property, U.S. expansion for global entities and other cross-border transactions.

Prior to joining Hutchison, Scott practiced with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (now Dentons), Siavage Law Group, LLC, an Atlanta-based technology and venture law firm, and Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, LLP, a boutique Atlanta corporate law firm. While at UVA Law, Scott was a summer associate with Gunderson Dettmer in its Waltham, MA office and Morgan Lewis & Bockius in its Washington, D.C. office.

Before law school. Scott was a Senior Consultant in Andersen Consulting’s (now Accenture) New York City and Charlotte, NC offices, and a technology consultant with Pathways Consulting in Atlanta. Scott also was a full-time touring musician and founder of an independent record label, which he still runs.

Recognition, Affiliations & Memberships

  • Managing Partner 2017-2019, 2022- Current
  • Best Lawyers in America, recognized annually since 2022
  • "Legal Elite - Technology Law" by Georgia Trend Magazine 2012
  • "Georgia Super Lawyer - Rising Star" by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine, 2006, 2007 and 2009
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Served as President of the Executive Committee of the Young Professionals Council of Georgia Appleseed
  • Former Board Member, Georgia Appleseed
  • Georgia Appleseed Good Apple Award Recipient 2017
  • Former Chairman of the Virginia Society for Law and Technology


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
    • Phi Beta Kappa


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Scott B. and his team worked past business hours the day before Thanksgiving to finalize our closing. The whole process was great and would definitely recommend!

Rob Farmer CEO, ProRata

We would have never accomplished what we did without Scott's talent and heroics over the past year. He is an outstanding partner who provides brilliant client service. We are honored and blessed to have him on our team.

Faith Kosobucki CFO, FoodLogiQ LLC

So glad that I hired Scott. He is the best! Went above and beyond.

Danielle Leahy Partner, Saltyard

Scott Bryant and Amalie Tuffin were extremely responsive during some critical times of the transaction, being available numerous evenings and weekends. That was much appreciated and greatly facilitated completing the transaction.

Michael Schley CEO, FM:Systems

Scott B. was a critical part of our ability to work through the significant dynamics and personalities and we relied on him extensively. Thank you again, we appreciate the service provided by Scott and your firm. Frequently, it was above and beyond.

Tom Finegan Chairman, FoodLogiQ LLC

Scott Bryant went above and beyond for us ... very knowledgeable... and extremely professional. I would certainly recommend Scott and the firm to others.

Kit McQuiston CEO, Alrgn Bio

Scott's performance was differentiated and a breath of fresh air compared to what we've seen from other firms. We feel blessed to have his expertise on our team.

Faith Kosobucki CFO, FoodLogiQ LLC

I feel very fortunate to have Scott B. working for us. He was willing to work late nights to meet our deadlines and did an excellent job again.

Jose Flores VP of Product, Shipedge

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