- University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 1993)
- University of Connecticut (B.A., 1989)
- IFLR1000 (2023)
- Best Lawyers (2007-2022)
- Chambers USA (2013-2023)
- The Legal 500 (2022)
Deal with the present, but always plan for the future.
Paul Hughes is a wiggin(x) co-founder and partner, co-chair of Wiggin’s ECVC practice group, partner in our corporate and health care departments, and former managing partner of the firm. Paul brings the perspective of a strategic counselor as well as a successful operator. Leveraging three decades of experience, he has been in the middle of some of the world’s most important business transformations, including the digital revolution, the birth and initial boom of the biotech industry, and the advent of managed health care. Paul loves interacting with entrepreneurs tackling big problems and transforming the way we live, and he brings practical solutions to the problems they face.
As such, Paul has broad experience representing venture capital investors as well as advising and operating both emerging and mature companies in industries including software, life sciences, energy, communications, health care, specialty manufacturing, and fintech.
Advising businesses throughout their life cycles on the full range of corporate issues as outside general counsel, Paul focuses on entity formation, obtaining and structuring financing, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property transactions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, and strategic alliances.
Outside of the law, Paul enjoys watching the Boston Bruins, racing sailboats, playing golf, and spending time with his wife, their three adult children, and their two black lab rescue dogs.