3340 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Firm: Hecht Walker P.C.
Since 1995, Hecht Walker and its predecessors have provided quality service in a variety of legal areas throughout the Metro Atlanta area and State of Georgia. We offer potential clients the personal atmosphere of a mid-size firm while focusing our efforts and attention on challenging issues once considered the domain of larger firms. Whether handling the immediate needs of a short term crisis or laying the foundation of accomplishing long terms goals, Hecht Walker will represent each client's interest and satisfy their needs with integrity, dedication, and innovation.
A designated “Super Lawyer” by the publishers of Atlanta Magazine, representing the top 5% of Lawyers in Georgia in his area of practice and denoted as an AV rated attorney, the Top Rating by Martindale Hubbell for being one of the best in his field, Greg Hecht has been lead counsel in over 1000 hearings and 300 trials. His specialties include business, commercial and real estate litigation, local government law, commercial landlord/tenant, contract, 42 USC 1983, zoning, land use, employment law, personal injury & wrongful death, and litigation. Greg drafts contracts, non-compete agreements, commercial leases, and litigates property taxes on behalf of clients as well.
In addition to his legal practice, Greg served as a State Senator and as a State Representative in the Georgia General Assembly for many years. During his time as a State Senator, he was appointed Chairman of the Civil and Criminal Practice Subcommittee, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chairman of an Appropriations Subcommittee for 4 years. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 for his undergraduate degree and the University of Georgia School of Law for his Juris Doctorate degree in 1988, Greg has been serving clients as an accomplished attorney for over 20 years. All judgments and verdicts gained by Greg have been sustained on appeal, and 100% of all decisions appealed by him for reversal have been partially or completely reversed. As a trial attorney, Greg will go to the mat for his clients.
Greg has been able to accomplish many successes for his clients. His firms, past and present, have rezoned property worth over $1 billion in value and have served as legal counsel on bond financed transactions worth over $1 billion in value. Greg drafted the Employment Policies manual for the over 300 employee Clayton County Water Authority, and during his 6 years as Co-Counsel for that Authority, no employee gained any adverse judgments on litigated claims against the Authority due to the teamwork which Greg carried out with the Human Resources Department, General Manager and Board for that Authority. Hecht also served on the Georgia World Congress Center Oversight Board and assisted in the oversight of a half-billion dollar expansion of the Georgia World Congress Center.
A few of Greg’s past and present clients include SunTrust Bank, Bank of Atlanta, Hines, Behringer Harvard, LaSalle Investment Management, American Van Rental, Duke Realty, UBS, IDI, AIG, Southside Developers, Hydraulicircuit, LLC, Crown Communities, Inc., Carter Goble Lee, Triad Investments, LLC, The Housing Authority of Clayton County, The Clayton County Water Authority, The City of College Park, The City of Lovejoy, Terry Cullen Chevrolet, Hi Tech, Coregis Insurance, Hospital Ambulance, LLC, The City of Hapeville, GT Architecture, Pro Tech Monitoring, Inc., Eurotech Investments, Inc., The City of East Point, Henry County and The Development Authority of Morrow.
In addition to serving as a Private Practitioner, Greg served four years as an Assistant District Attorney, two years as a County Attorney, and has served for many years as an Attorney for numerous Local Government Entities. In 2006, Greg campaigned to become the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of the State of Georgia, finishing second in a runoff election.
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Greg has been the recipient of numerous awards for his community and legal service including the 2002 Gideon’s Trumpet Award given to One Georgian Who Best Ensures Equal Justice for All, the 1999 Georgia Council on Aging’s Legislator of the Year, the 1998 Speak Up for Children Legislative Award, the first ever Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Professionalism Commission’s Community Service Award, and in 2000 was Recognized as one of the Top 40 Georgians Under 40. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Greg received the Chancellor’s Award and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, Given to One Man and One Woman in the Graduating Class “Who Best Demonstrate Unselfish Interest in Human Welfare.” Greg spent ten years on the Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity Affiliate, including a term as President and building volunteer, sixteen years on the Alzheimer’s Services Center Board, including three years as Chairman, ten years as a Boy Scouts Legal Explorers’ Post Advisor and Co-Founder, and nine years on the Families First Board, which serves to place, protect and provide care for abused and neglected children and young mothers.
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