Hutchison is a leading business law advisor to the technology and life science communities in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. We combine the technical legal skills, practical business judgment and knowledge accumulated over years of experience advising emerging growth companies to 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, through exit — whether via initial public offering or the sale of the company.
Because of our comprehensive understanding of how companies are started, financed and later exited, as well as how best to advise the officers and directors of our clients to appropriately fulfill their roles and act in accordance with their fiduciary duties, we have become the go-to advisors for not only early-stage companies, but also larger and more sophisticated operating companies.
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 we 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.