Hunter Haines represents startup and mature private companies at every phase of the business cycle in a wide array of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private offerings and venture capital transactions. As an associate in NEXT, the firm’s practice group for Startups and Emerging Growth Companies, he advises businesses in all stages of growth, from entity planning and formation to corporate governance, securities law compliance, financing and exit strategies. Hunter’s practice spans a wide range of industries, including technology, biotechnology, life sciences, consumer goods and financial services.
Clients appreciate Hunter’s approach, his diligence and the care he shows for their overall business objectives. He approaches each matter with no preconceived notions, and takes the time to listen to and understand the client’s specific needs and business goals.
Hunter received a B.S. from Towson University, and a J.D. and Business Law Certificate from the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law. During law school, Hunter served as an Asper Fellow for the Honorable Robert N. McDonald of Maryland Court of Appeals and as a judicial intern for the Honorable George L. Russell, III of the United States District Court, District of Maryland. He was published in, and served as a Notes and Comments Editor for, the Maryland Law Review. Hunter also served as a Rule 19 Student Attorney in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, through which he advised emerging growth companies on corporate and intellectual property matters.
Before joining Shulman Rogers, Hunter was a law clerk for a national asset manager and the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, and notably co-authored Maryland’s Model Policy for Behavior Threat Assessment for K-12 schools with the Maryland Center for School Safety.