Christiansburg

Who we are
Hutchison PLLC is the leading provider of strategic business and intellectual property counsel to the Southeastern United States’ information technology and life science communities.

We partner with our clients to provide responsive quality service, strategic ad­vice, creative problem-solving and connections to investors.

We understand our clients’ technologies and the unique opportunities and challenges they face. Our attorneys play a key role creating an environment and infrastructure that breed success.

What we do and who we work with

When starting a business it is critical to select the ap­propriate structure. This involves decisions regarding choice of entity, initial capital structure, appropriate governance mechanisms and agreements among found­ers and other stakeholders. At Hutchison, we guide clients from the world of technology to the universe of business, drawing upon the wealth of ex­perience our attorneys have gained from representing thousands of companies.

Capital is often essential to turn technologies into prod­ucts and ultimately build companies. We have assisted clients in raising billions of dollars from venture capi­talists, angel investors, strategic partners and financial institutions throughout the world. The volume of our deal flow allows us to connect clients with potential in­vestors, effectively advise on the appropriate structure and terms and efficiently close the transaction.

Few transactions are more significant than buying or selling a business. We have represented clients in some of the largest merger and acquisition transactions in the Southeastern United States. At Hutchison, we explore the short- and long-term implications of these events and help structure them to achieve our clients’ goals.

We represent privately-held and publicly-traded companies that must comply with a litany of complex fed­eral and state securities and corporate governance laws. We work with clients to structure and implement corporate governance principles that are practical and make good business sense.

Our clients frequently license technology and enter into a variety of other significant commercial and stra­tegic agreements. These are often “bet the company” transactions. We team with clients to make strategic decisions to negotiate and capture the financial and intellectual property value in these relationships.

Intellectual property is often a company’s most valuable asset. Appropriately and strategically identify­ing, protecting, managing and exploiting intellectual property is critical. Our attorneys provide strategic guidance to protect intangible assets through patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. Our intellectual property attorneys team with our corporate, securities and licensing attorneys to address the complex issues inherent in finance, merger and acquisition and commercialization transactions.

Managing human capital is critical to any business. Many clients seek our counsel in implementing ap­propriate policies and procedures regarding employees and their benefits. Clients frequently ask us to establish their human resources functions, identify potential management and directors and structure market-based compensation packages that effectively motivate executives and other employees.

Partners in your business

At Hutchison PLLC, we pride ourselves on being a different kind of law firm. Our dedicated team of professionals has extraordinary depth and experience in law, technology and business. We are a diverse team bound together by an entrepre­neurial spirit and a passion for excellence. We are more than just attorneys; we are business partners. We are driven by our clients’ success.