Bill Wofford is a partner and member of the Executive Committee of Hutchison Law Group, a Raleigh-based law firm focused on serving the business and intellectual property needs of life sciences and technology companies. Bill assists early-stage and established companies acquire intellectual property, raise capital, collaborate with strategic partners and engage in mergers and acquisitions. Bill, who was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 for expertise in the area of biotechnology law, is actively involved with the American Bar Association's Biotechnology Committee, the Licensing Executives Society, Southeast BIO, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and other organizations. He regularly coaches start-up companies on business formation and capital-raising and works with entrepreneurs and university technology transfer professionals to commercialize technology. He often writes and speaks on topics relevant to life sciences companies, including serving as an author and editor of Biotechnology and the Law: A Primer, a 2007 publication of the American Bar Association. Bill serves on the Board of Directors of Kramden Institute which refurbishes computers for donation to underserved families and schools and the American Lung Association of North Carolina. Bill is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A. and J.D.).