Greg K. Hecht

Rates (per party, per hour)

Two Party $275.00
Three Party $220.00
Four Party $190.00
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Travel Policy

Hearings outside metro Atlanta area - $325.00 per hour for travel time; plus customary travel expenses including, but not limited to airfare, mileage, car rental, lodging and meals.

Seven hour minimum for all cases outside of metro Atlanta.

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Biography

As a practicing attorney for over 30 years, Greg Hecht has been lead counsel in over 300 trials and 1000 hearings, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Recognized by his peers as Legal Elite as denoted in Ga. Trend Magazine for multiple years including 2018, recognized previously as a Super Lawyer as denoted in Atlanta Magazine, and holding an AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell, Greg's law practice specializes in business and real estate litigation, local government disputes, 42 USC 1983 litigation, employment and discrimination disputes, wrongful death and personal injury cases, land use, building, contract, and development cases and complex property tax and abatement matters. Also, Greg has been lead counsel representing plaintiffs and defendants in class/collective action matters and in international arbitration. In addition to his legal work, Greg served as a State Senator, a State Representative and a servant to his community for his entire adult life. He is married with 3 children.

Education

  • J.D. University of Georgia School of Law (1988)
  • B.A. University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill (1985)
  • Chancellor's Award - Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Recipient (1985)

Court and Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • US District Court - Northern District of Georgia
  • US District Court - Middle District of Georgia
  • State Bar Of Georgia

Employment and Community Service

  • Hecht Walker, P.C. - Partner (2006 to 2018*)
  • Fincher & Hecht, P.C. - Partner (1996-2005)
  • Clayton County Staff Attorney (1993-1995)
  • Assistant District Attorney (1989-1993)
  • Law Offices of J. Wayne Pierce (1988-1989)
  • State Senator (Vice Chair Senate Judiciary Committee, Appropriations Subcommittee Chair, and Corrections and State Properties Committee Chair) (1999-2003)
  • State Representative (Local Government Affairs Elections Subcommittee Chair) (1997-1998)
  • Gideon's Trumpet Award (2002)
  • Ga. Supreme Court Chief Justice Professionalism Commission Community Service Award
  • The Carter Center Board of Counselors (2015 to Present)
  • Children's Rights Southeast Steering Committee Chair (2017 to Present)
  • Families First Services Board (2007 - 2016)
  • Alzheimer's Service Center Board and Past Chairperson (1990-2006)
  • Special Olympics of Georgia Honorary Board (2013 to Present)
  • Habitat for Humanity Southern Crescent Board and Past President (1990-2000)
  • Legal Explorers' Post Co-Founder and Advisor (1990 to 2000)
  • Southlake Kiwanis (1990-2000)
  • Mock Trial Coach (1992-1996)

* - Includes time with predecessor firm names of Hecht, Mack & Harris, PC and Hecht, Mack, Harris & Walker, PC

Mediation/Arbitration Training

  • Henning Mediation & Arbitration Services (2017)

Areas of Expertise

  • Real Estate, Title, Valuation, CAM and Lease Disputes
  • Business Disputes, Contract Disputes, Partnership Breakups, and Business Divorces
  • Fiduciary Disputes
  • Loan, Foreclosure and Guaranty Disputes
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
  • Premises Cases
  • Defamation Cases
  • Land Use, Takings and Zoning Disputes
  • City, County, Local Authority, Bond and State Government Disputes
  • Housing Authority, Water Authority, and Development Authority Disputes
  • Excess Force, Shootings, Medical Detention, Jail and Prison Condition and Police Pursuit Cases
  • 42 USC 1983 Cases
  • Employment Matters, Fair Labor Standards Act Cases, and Discrimination Cases
  • Sexual Harassment Cases
  • Building, Development, Construction, Encroachment, GC and Subcontractor Disputes
  • Runoff, Trespass and Nuisance Disputes
  • International Disputes
  • Qui Tam Matters
  • Property Tax and Abatement Matters
  • Insurance Disputes
  • General Civil Litigation Disputes
  • Individual, Class and Collective Action Matters

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