Hutchison is a leading business law advisor to the technology and life sciences communities in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. We combine a high level of technical legal skills, practical business judgment and decades of valuable experience. Our experienced corporate attorneys represent large and small businesses of all kinds, including the researchers and innovators across emerging platforms. We use this background and experience to assist our clients through each phase of the business's life cycle, from initial planning and organization to equity and debt financing and operational issues to exit, whether via IPO or sale of the company.
Our comprehensive understanding of how companies are started, financed and exited has made us the go-to advisors for both early-stage companies and larger and more sophisticated operating companies. We know how to effectively advise the officers and directors on regulatory and compliance matters in order to help them appropriately fulfill their roles and act in accordance with their fiduciary duties.
Our engagement often begins as early as the business planning stage, before the company has even been formed. Hutchison recognizes that startups often have exciting ideas but limited means and resources to negotiate their first steps. When our experienced corporate attorneys get involved at the outset, we are able to guide our clients past many of the pitfalls that await an early-stage company. As our clients mature and their needs become more complex, we work in cross-functional teams to ensure that our clients receive experienced and insightful advice on any issue that may arise, including privacy and corporate compliance matters.