Hecht Walker Attorney Profiles

Greg-Hecht-v2Greg K. Hecht, 28 Year Attorney, Principal

  • Lead Counsel in over 300 Trials and 1,000 Hearings
  • AV Rated Attorney by Martindale Hubbell and Designated Georgia Super Lawyer by Publishers of Atlanta Magazine
  • Commercial and real estate litigation, local government, commercial landlord representation, builder and developer representation, land use, property tax appeals, contract drafting, fraud litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, employment, 42 USC 1983, and general counsel for local government and businesses (1995-present)
  • Clayton County Staff Attorney (1993-1995) – Land Use, Contract, Employment, 42 USC 1983, Tax Appeal, and Inverse Condemnation Litigation
  • Assistant District Attorney (1989-1993) – Also, DEA Atlanta Airport Drug Task Force Special Prosecutor – all convictions upheld on appeal
  • Insurance Defense and Plaintiff’s Counsel (1988-1989)
  • State Senator (1999-2003) State Representative (1997-1999)
  • Recipient, 1999 Georgia Council on Aging’s Legislator of the Year; 1998 Speak Up For Children Award
  • UNC-Chapel Hill-BA Degree 1985-Recipient Chancellor’s Award-Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award-Given to One Man and One Woman in Graduating Class “Who Best Demonstrate Unselfish Interest in Human Welfare”
  • UGA Law School-JD Degree 1988-Moot Court, Prosecutorial Clinic, and ABA House of Delegates-1 of 2 Law Students in the United States to represent the 40,000 Law Students in the ABA’s Legislative Body
  • Recipient, Gideon’s Trumpet Award (2002) – given to one Georgian who best ensures equal justice for all
  • Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Professionalism Commission’s Community Service Award – first award given in the state by the commission (1997)
  • Greg has been recognized in 2015 and 2016 by his Peers as being one of the State’s Top Lawyers, denoted as “Legal Elite” by the Publishers of Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Greg has been recognized in the Global Directory of Who’s Who as one of the Top Lawyers for 2016

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Mark C. Walker, 30 Year Attorney, Principal

  • Lead Counsel in thousands of Commercial Foreclosure actions
  • Lender, Bank, and Creditor Representation in 1,000’s of Matters
  • AV Rated Attorney by Martindale Hubbell
  • Lead Counsel representing Creditors in Federal Bankruptcy Court for over 20 years
  • Author of articles related to Commercial Foreclosure Process and Defenses to Commercial Foreclosure for State Bar of Georgia publications
  • Speaker at Georgia CLE Seminars regarding Representation of Commercial Creditors and Commercial Debtors in Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Settings

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Jon W. Jordan, 10 Year Attorney, Principal

  • Commercial litigation, landlord representation, property tax appeals, quiet title, condemnation, zoning and real estate litigation attorney
  • Contract drafting
  • Dispossessory and rental obligations
  • Prior U.S. Attorney Intern – Philadelphia, PA
  • Prior Federal Magistrate Judge Intern
  • Selected for Presidential Management Fellows Program

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Mary M. House, 30 Year Attorney, Of Counsel

  • Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death, Healthcare Law and Probate Litigation
  • Extensive experience in civil litigation and general practice with Atlanta firm of Gorby, Reeves, Moraitakis and Whiteman (1987-1995), and later in Henry County with Meadows & Macie
  • Past President of the Henry County Bar Association, and currently on the Board of Directors for the General Practice and Trial Section for the State Bar of Georgia
  • Active community involvement-served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Henry, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Haven House, Prevent Child Abuse/Henry County, Rachel’s Gift and served as the SPLOST III Advisory Committee Chairman for Henry County
  • Shortlisted for judgeship in 2003, 2005 and 2006
  • Certified as a Mediator and Arbitrator by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution in 2007
    Of Counsel

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aaron chasmerAaron Chausmer, 18 Year Attorney, Senior Counsel

  • Received “AV” Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for very high general ethical standards and legal ability, especially in Labor and Employment, Business Law and Litigation Matters;
  • Previously selected as a Super Lawyers – Rising Star for Business Litigation in Georgia;
  • Business and Commercial Litigation, with emphasis on restrictive covenant and competition-based matters, such as trade secrets, and other complex commercial and corporate governance issues; General Business Advice and Counsel for business and executives; and Drafting of Business/Commercial Documents and Agreements;
  • Author of numerous articles related to Restrictive Covenants and Business Litigation
  • Speaker at multiple Georgia and National CLE Seminars and Webinars regarding Restrictive Covenants and Litigating Closely Held Business Disputes
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia’s Law Practice Management Program Committee;
  • Fee Arbitrator, State Bar of Georgia;
  • Registered Arbitrator with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution; and
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (2015)

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kirbyKirby Glaze, Of Counsel

  • Founder and President of Public-Private Partnership Project Management, Inc. (4PM) and President of Community Development Partners, Inc. (CDP), where he oversees professionals involved in project development, management, and marketing.
  • Leads seminars in various professional forums, including the University of Georgia’s Office of Economic Assistance, the Georgia Economic Developers Association, and the Georgia Municipal Association.
  • Improved countless Georgia municipalities, communities, and governmental entities through his work in public-private projects.
  • Served on numerous Quality Growth Resource Teams that helped communities develop strategies for sustainable, quality patterns for growth.
  • Recognized by the University of Georgia, the Georgia Municipal Association, and the Department of Community Affairs as one of the “Champions” of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.
  • Honored for his contributions to the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Program by DCA, the Georgia Municipal Association, the University of Georgia and Georgia Power.
  • Recipient of the “Outstanding Leadership in Downtown Development” award by the Georgia Downtown Association and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
  • Earned a Bachelor of Arts and a law degree from the University of Georgia.

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jacobJake Zicarelli, Associate

  • Graduated cum laude from Florida State University College of Law;
  • Recognized by FSU Law for Distinguished Pro Bono Service;
  • Researcher for the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law based at Florida State University where he studied emerging trends in the U.S. healthcare system;
  • Received his BA Degree cum laude from the University of Florida;
  • Completed the University of Florida’s Honors Program;

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Brad Baldwin, Of Counsel

  • Brad Baldwin, Of Counsel27 years of experience in lending transactions, corporate reorganization, financial workouts, loan restructurings, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation;
  • Experience representing both borrowers and lenders in loan transactions and workout situations;
  • Past Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section for the Atlanta Bar Association;
  • Served as lead counsel for the Chapter 11 financial reorganization of numerous companies, including a $100 million textile business, a $100 million rope manufacturer, and a $200 million retail chain of faith-based bookstores;
  • Represented large, southeastern bank in the bankruptcy of a major, Atlanta real estate brokerage company and achieved payment in full of a multi-million dollar loan owed to the bank.
  • Represented Tennessee based bank in negotiating the loan restructuring of a $13 million loan portfolio with a national chain of assisted living facilities undergoing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Oregon;

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