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27 January 2017

Hutchison PLLC (USA-Raleigh), a leading provider of strategic business counsel to the life science and technology communities, is pleased to announce that Anna Tharrington and Trevor Schmidt have been named Partners.Anna counsels entrepreneurial clients through various stages of their life cycle, including corporate formation, financings (debt, seed, angel and venture capital financings), mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate and contract matters. She works primarily with clients in the technology and biotechnology industries. Anna also represents angel investors and venture capital funds who invest in entrepreneurial companies across the region.Anna earned her bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[caption id="attachment_4115" align="alignright" width="150"] Trevor Schmidt[/caption]Trevor leads our intellectual property protection practice. He has extensive experience in matters associated with intellectual property prosecution, licensing, enforcement and strategic counseling. Having managed domestic and international trademark portfolios for Fortune 500 companies, he has considerable experience in all stages of the life of a trademark. Trevor also provides invaluable guidance to the firm’s clients on software licensing and development issues with a particular emphasis on the intersection of software and healthcare IT.Trevor earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Chadron State College and his law degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.“Anna and Trevor have been valuable assets to the firm and our clients for several years and we are thrilled to announce their admission to the firm’s partnership,” commented Justyn Kasierski, partner and marketing and business development lead for the firm. “Their client relationships, expertise and ideas will continue to strengthen and grow the future of our firm.”

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