State Bar of Pennsylvania
General Corporate & Commercial
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private equity/Venture Capital
Finance and Restructuring
Asset Based Lending
International Mergers and Acquisitions
Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency
LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A., University of Pittsburgh
The majority of Mr. Hughes' clients are located outside of North America. He counsels clients on debt and equity financing; angel, venture capital and private equity transactions; acquisition and divestiture of assets; and general corporate matters. In addition, Mr. Hughes has served as underwriter's counsel in several significant transactions. He has experience with exempt securities offerings and in the preparation and review of disclosure and other periodic filings required as part of ongoing compliance with securities laws and regulations.
At his prior firm, Mr. Hughes served as co-chair of the Emerging Companies Practice Group and chair of the Employee Benefits Practice Group.
As co-chair of the Emerging Companies Practice Group, Mr. Hughes represented both institutional investors and early-stage companies and entrepreneurs on a wide range of business and legal issues, including formation, funding, loan financing, and executive compensation plans. In addition to working with local incubators and accelerators, Mr. Hughes has worked with the Drexel University School of Law Business and Entrepreneurship Program and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic. In addition to practicing in the area, Mr. Hughes authored a chapter on trends in private equity and venture capital, and he has lectured on similar topics.
As chair of the Employee Benefits Practice Group, Mr. Hughes has provided both tax and ERISA counsel and has drafted, reviewed and provided counsel on a multitude of executive compensation and employee benefit plans, including executive employment agreements, bonus plans and equity and phantom equity plans. Mr. Hughes has also represented both private and governmental plans, including collectively bargained defined benefit, defined contribution and health and health and welfare plans. In addition, Mr. Hughes has presented to Boards of Directors regarding fiduciary duties. Mr. Hughes is co-author BNA Tax Management Portfolio Section 403(b) Plans, No. 388-6th.
Mr. Hughes is also an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law where he teaches Transactional Drafting.